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Outside the Frame: Food, water and celebration in Ivory Coast

AP Photographer Rebecca Blackwell says:
"When I first got to a checkpoint at the edge of Abidjan, Ivory Coast, the surrounding neighborhood seemed deserted. But over time, more and more people emerged, first in search of water, then to buy and sell the little food available in the market, then to organize transportation to leave the city for places where they might have better access to food. When the news spread of long-time strongman Laurent Gbagbo’s capture yesterday, much of the city hesitated to celebrate. But here, about 80 men and women ran up and down the dusty streets around the base, dancing, singing and cheering. They are daring to hope that life might finally be about to get a little better."