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In pictures: Life in Mozambique

Man standing in surf

South African reader Axel Schmitz took these pictures on a holiday in Mozambique. "Boy fishing with a harpoon close to Beira - central Mozambique."

Boat and children playing on golden beach

"Boys playing in the low-tide waters of the Vilankulo Bay."

People holding bowls by van

"Catch of the day being sold to passing buses at a cross road - just north of Beira."

Girl with bowl balanced on head

"Woman walking on her way to market with fish close to Xai-Xai in southern Mozambique."

Boy silhouetted against sun with dog

"A boy on the beach walking a dog - Beira."

Material drying in the sun

"Colourful material being hung out to dry after having the dying and waxing in Imanbane."

Fish drying ready for market

"Dry salted fish being sold at the covered part of the Maputo market."

Girls walking along rural road

"Two children fetching water from a well 23 kilometers from their village. The heat was close to unbearable. (Chimoio - Central Mozambique) "

Tree silhoueteed by campfire

"A central Mozambican village holding a feast after a wedding. The colours of the cooking fires behind the trees were stunning."

Boat near reef with fish swimming nearby

"A fishing dhow just off the reef of one of the Bazaruto archipelago islands. Such clear waters!"

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