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    Posted November 30, 2010 by
    High Falls, New York
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    photos of Guinea


    CNN PRODUCER NOTE     pamimo's husband, Mimo Camara, grew up in Guinea's capital city, Conakry, and was a lead dancer with the national dance troupe of Guinea, Les Ballets Africains de la Republique de Guinee. They go back nearly every year for about a month, taking Americans to study dance and drum with members of the troupe. These photos were taken on a 2006 trip, when they visited his extended family in the coastal village of Kibola.

    Photo #2 shows a pile of the reddish palm fruit that villagers pick, pound and extract palm oil to cook with. Photo #4 shows an old rice machine that family members rent during the rice harvest. 'People really live on practically nothing. There's no electricity, there's no running water, there's a well put in 15 years ago,' she said. 'They all pitch in around the rice harvest and they rent that old looking machine and it's run by a generator, and it basically takes the rice and takes the outer thresh off it and bags it and they can take it and sell it.'
    - dsashin, CNN iReport producer

    Here are photos of Guinea. My husband Mimo Camara, and his huge extended family, find their roots in Kibola, Boke region along coast, where they grow rice.

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