cape verde

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Vast container ship arriving in Praia harbour; Cape Verde historically has been at a crossroads in the Atlantic
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Busy shop in Praia, capital of Santiago, Cape Verde's main island
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Praia fish market, Santiago island; tuna is the big thing here
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Cidade Velha, literally old city on Santiago island, basks in a calm African ambience
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The church in Cidade Velha, Nossa Senhora do Rosario, is said to be the oldest colonial church in the world
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Fogo island's live volcano, the last eruption in 2014
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Poinsettias bloom in the bleak crater of Fogo island's live volcano
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Tourists view the lava field below Pico de Fogo; the volcano last erupted in 2014
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At Carboneira on Sao Nicolau island a trick of nature creates striated cliffs, sea foam and gorgeous colours
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High mountains and deep valleys in Sao Nicolau reflect, as elsewhere,the islands' volcanic origin
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A rural homestead using thatch for roofing in a fertile valley on Santo Antao island>
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A volcanic spike looms above the Xoxo valley in Santo Antao island
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Ponto do Sol fishing port in Santo Antao island
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A small fishing boat beats the waves to enter port
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Santo Antao's stunning heartland
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Astonishing vistas delight the eye in little known Santo Antao island
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Sao Vicente, where the superb singer Cesaria Evora was born, has its own Table Mountain
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Rua da Lisboa, main street in Mindelo, Sao Vicente, cultural capital of the Cape Verde islands
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Main resource of Maio, poorest of the islands, is salt.Yet explorers came here too
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