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Today three undramatic photos from Ouagadougou, capital of Burkina Faso (then Upper Volta) in January 1982.

I decided to use this young girl for the main feature. I have very vague memories of taking this photo, but I think I happened to meet her in the large open space in front of the Culture Palace, one of the few large, modern buildings in the city (but not very beautiful). I guess she looked curiously at the pale stranger, and since I thought she looked nice and was nicely dressed I asked her for a photo.

One WS was taken in a market area, the other shows the city's major mosque.

All photos were scanned from Kodachrome slides.

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