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In pictures: Sierra Leone's recovery
Riding through the streets of Koidu
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A backdrop of heavy guns reminds the people in the east of the country of 10 years of bloody conflict
Fresh diamond digs in Koidu
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But even in peacetime the quest for diamonds goes on - this used to be the school playing field in Koidu
Headmaster in Koidu
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The headmaster, in a makeshift classroom, laments the loss of his playing field
Diamond dealership in Koidu
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Diamond dealerships proliferate but now they are legitimate
Battered cinema in Koidu
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The Hollywood cinema - movies promised as soon as the power is restored
Actors relax in Freetown
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Actors can now earn a living - here they enjoy palm wine and music in a break between scenes
Beach at Koidu
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Relaxing on Freetown's tranquil beach helps heal the horrors of the past


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