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In pictures: Bunce Island
Last look

Sierra Leone's Bunce Island, from where tens of thousands of African captives were exported to North America and the West Indies, has an unsettling atmosphere.

“It vividly symbolises man’s inhumanity to man,” says Joe Allie, head of history at the University of Sierra Leone.

The view from this pier was often the slaves’ last view of Africa.

Founded around 1670, the old slave trading fort lies some 30km up the mouth of the Sierra Leone River.

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