In pictures: Cleaning Freetown


The last Saturday of every month has been designated "Cleaning Saturday" by Sierra Leone's new government.

The capital, Freetown has gained a reputation for filthy living conditions and overcrowding following the brutal 1991-2002 civil war when tens of thousands fled their villages to shelter in the city.

But now once a month men and women, old and young, can be seen tidying up their country.

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