Olympic Games 2020 Fencing

epaselect epa09380077 WANG Zijie Wang (L) of China in action against Jaeho Song (R) of South Koreain the Fencing Men's Epee Team Bronze medal match between China and South Korea during the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Makuhari Messe convention centre in Chiba, Japan, 30 July 2021. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Olympic Games 2020 Surfing

epa09369097 Italo Ferreira of Brazil competes in the Men's final of the Surfing competition of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games at the Tsurigasaki Surfing Beach in Ichinomiyai, Japan, 27 July 2021. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Femicide protest in Cape Town

epaselect epa08633530 A South African policeman arrests a woman during a protest against Femicide in the streets outside parliament, Cape Town, South Africa, 29 August 2020. Police made several arrests and used stun grenades to disperse a small crowd who gathered to protest against Gender Based Violence and Femicide. South African Femicide rates are five times the global average, according to statistics South Africa. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Fire breaks out at densely populated area in Cape Town

epa08584802 Residents look on from the roof of a neighbouring house as firefighters battle a blaze in Masiphumelele, Cape Town, South Africa, 05 August 2020. Several families were displaced when a fire raged through a cluster of shacks built in the backyards of homes in a densely populated area of Masiphumelele. Some residents suffered smoke inhalation in the early morning fire but no fatalities were reported. Quick spreading fires are a recurring hazard for residents of overcrowded townships. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Cape Town lockdown amidst storm

epa08478829 A man leaps over pools of water along a flooded road in the Masiphumelele informal settlement in Cape Town, South Africa, 11 June 2020. Cape Town is the epicenter of the Coronavirus pandemic in South Africa. Cold winter weather with high winds and heavy rain are concerns in the densely populated impoverished areas further contributing to the rise in infection rate. South Africa is on level 3 lockdown on a 5 phase risk adjusted lockdown system to contain the spread of coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 which causes the Covid-19 disease. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Wimbledon Championships

epa07714673 Simona Halep (C) of Romania celebrates with the trophy after winning against Serena Williams of the USA during their final match for the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 13 July 2019. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES

Wimbledon Championships

epaselect epa06863692 A line judge narrowly avoids being hit by a serve from Paolo Lorenzi of Italy playing Gael Monfils of France in their second round match during the Wimbledon Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis Club, in London, Britain, 04 July 2018. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA EDITORIAL USE ONLY/NO COMMERCIAL SALES

Disabled Golf Open

epa07567027 Single arm amputee Raylen De Wee of South Africa plays out of the bunker during round one of the Canon South African Disabled Golf Open on the Magalies Park Golf course in Hartbeespoort, South Africa, 13 May 2019. The Canon South African Disabled Golf Open is one of the top disabled golf tournaments in the world with more than 80 competitors from various nations competing over the three-day event. People suffering from any kind of physical disabilities including arm and leg amputees, hemiplegics, paraplegics, stroke victims, blind, and deaf people that are able to grip the club with at least one hand and hit the ball can compete. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Super Rugby - Stormers vs Blues

epaselect epa08259265 Pieter-Steph du Toit of the Stormers takes the line-out ball during the Super Rugby match between the Stormers of South Africa and the Blues of New Zealand at Newlands Stadium in Cape Town, South Africa, 29 February 2020. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Cape Town Cycle Tour

epa06595922 A supporter rides an excercise bicycle next to the road as he encourages cyclists competing in the Worlds largest timed cycle race the Cape Town Cycle Tour in Cape Town, South Africa 11 March 2018. With 35 000 entries South Africa's Cape Town Cycle Tour is the world's largest individually timed cycle race. The race sees cyclists tackling a 109 kilometer route around Cape Town that is as spectacular as it is gruelling. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

Senegal president re-elected

epaselect epa07404776 Senegalese supporters of incumbent President Macky Sall react during his last campaign rally in Dakar, Senegal 22 February 2019 (issued 28 February 2019). Senegal's Electoral Commission announced 28 February 2019 President Macky Sall has won a second term in office with more than 58 percent of the vote. EPA-EFE/NIC BOTHMA

2013 Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan, Northern South Africa

epa03875593 A VW Beetle powered by a Mazda 1300 Rotary engine races across the desert during the 2013 Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan, Northern Cape of South Africa 20 September 2013. The Speedweek sees motorsport enthusiasts gathering in a remote desert in the north of the country to drive their vehicles across seven kilometers of specially prepared clay track for high speed top end runs. Technically the desert Speedweek is more challenging than Tar Speedweek and requires much more driving and engineering skills for top honours in each class including cars and bikes. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath

epa03953417 The mother of Diana Vegara reaches out to her as yet unnamed one day old baby grandaughter at the Divine Word hospital in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 17 November 2013. Philippine President Benigno Aquino was to check on relief efforts in eastern provinces devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that killed 3,681 people and displaced nearly four million people a week ago. More relief supplies and emergency workers have been dispatched to the most-affected areas one week after Haiyan ripped through the eastern Philippines on 08 November, while foreign aid has also been pouring in. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

2013 Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan, Northern South Africa

epa03923452 YEARENDER SEPTEMBER 2013 A South African woman drives a 50cc mini motorcycle across the desert during the 2013 Kalahari Desert Speedweek at Hakskeenpan, Northern Cape of South Africa 20 September 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath portrait series

epa03960732 (09/26) Five year old Filipino girl Sesane Madalio poses for a portrait in the super typhoon devastated town of Guiuan on Samar Island, Philippines, 20 November 2013. Sesane is living with her grandfather as her parents are working in Manila and at the time of the storm took refuge in her grandfather's house which collapsed all around them. Now she is sheltering in a two meter by two meter shack made from the debris of the house, with her brother, cousin and grandfather. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03960723) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Haiyan typhoon aftermath

epa03953438 A Filipino man walks through debris in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 17 November 2013. Philippine President Benigno Aquino was to check on relief efforts in eastern provinces devastated by Typhoon Haiyan that killed at least 3,681 people and displaced nearly four million people a week ago. More relief supplies and emergency workers have been dispatched to the most-affected areas one week after Haiyan ripped through the eastern Philippines on 08 November, while foreign aid has also been pouring in. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Big wave surfing in Cape Town, South Africa

epa03814130 South African surfer Twig Baker rides a wave at an offshore reef known as Dungeons in Cape Town, South Africa 05 August 2013. A long period swell formed by storms in the south Atlantic ocean created big ground swell which broke on the Cape's outer reefs providing good conditions for big wave surfing. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Typhoon Haiyan aftermath in the Philippines

epa03950550 Filipino children walk through the remains of homes in the devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, the Philippines, 15 November 2013. Aid workers and relief supplies were being poured into eastern provinces hit by Typhoon Haiyan, which aid agencies and officials estimated has left thousands dead and staggering destruction in its wake. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Late South African president Nelson Mandela funeral

epa03991310 A South African woman poses for a photograph after getting dressed for the burial ceremony for Nelson Mandela in his ancestral village of Qunu, South Africa, 15 December 2013. Nelson Mandela was finally laid to rest following a ten day funeral at a private burial ceremony in his home in Qunu, Eastern Cape. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Haiyan typhoon aftermath portrait series

epa03960724 (01/26) Four year old Filipino boy Kim Froiland poses for a portrait in the super typhoon devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 19 November 2013. Kim, living in the Anibong area close to the waters edge in a shack, lost his home but survived the storm by fleeing to higher ground with his family. They have now returned to the area and are rebuilding their home. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03960723) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Bodyspectra body painting event in Cape Town

epa03505522 YEARENDER 2012 NOVEMBER Models mingle at the bar prior to the Bodyspectra body painting event in Cape Town, South Africa, 26 October 2012. Bodyspectra is the country's premier body painting event produced by the Cape Town based City Varsity. Artists and models prepared for up to fourteen hours before showcasing their creations at a gala show. All proceeds from the event went towards the Amy Biehl Foundation, which emphasises the upliftment of children from previously disadvantaged backgrounds through the arts. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE epa03478740 FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Skateboarding and youth development in South Africa

epa03459536 (03/20) A South African boy looks down a street whilst holding a broken skateboard without wheels in Kimberley, South Africa, 30 September 2012. The world's best skateboarders competed in Kimberley for the biggest cash prize in skateboarding during the World Championships of Skateboarding Maloof Money Cup between 28-30 September 2012. The Maloof Money Cup South Africa skate park is built next to the famous Kimberley diamond mine and is a new destination for skateboarders around the world as well as being a centre for youth development and community upliftment through the skate for hope programme initiated by the US hotel property tycoons the Maloof brothers. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE epa03459533 FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Skateboarding World Championships in South Africa

epa03415205 Andy Macdonald from the USA wipes out on the mega ramp during the 2012 Skateboarding World Championships Maloof Money Cup in Kimberley, South Africa 29 September 2012. The world's best skateboarders are competing for the biggest cash prize in skateboarding in the three disciplines of street, vert and mega ramp. The Maloof Money Cup South Africa skate park is built next to the famous Kimberley diamond mine and is a new destination for skateboarders around the world as well as being a centre for youth development and community upliftment through the skate for hope programme initiated by the US hotel property ticoons the Maloof brothers. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Gay Pride march in Cape Town

epa04104944 Participants take part during the annual gay pride march in Cape Town, South Africa, 01 March 2014. South African gays and lesbians marched in solidarity with the people of Uganda. Uganda impossed vehemently anti-gay legislation in February 2014 with President Yoweri Museveni making anti-homosexuality laws and signing a bill that makes some homosexual acts punishable by life in prison. South Africa's highest court ruled in December 2005 that it is unconstitutional to prevent gay people from marrying, making South Africa the first to legalize same-sex unions on a continent where homosexuality remains largely taboo. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Olympic Games 2012 Canoe Sprint

epa03344584 Hungary's Gabriella Szabo leads the Kayak Four (K4) 500m Women in the Canoe Sprint heats at the London 2012 Olympic Games Canoe Sprint competition at the Eton Dorney rowing centre near the village of Dorney, west of London, Britain, 06 August 2012. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Olympic Games 2012 Beach Volleyball

epa03336129 General view during the preliminary round pool A match between Switzerland's Heuscher/Bellaguarda (L) and Austria's Doppler/Horst (R) during the London 2012 Olympic Games Beach Volleyball competition at the Horse Guards Parade, London, Britain, 02 August 2012. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Mandela in hospital in Pretoria, South Africa

epa03784048 A South African man repairs clothes on a sewing machine on a street near the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where former South African President Nelson Mandela is being treated in Pretoria, South Africa, 11 July 2013. According to South African President Jacob Zuma, following a visit on 10 July, Nelson Mandela is responding to treatment but remains critical. Mandela's 95th birthday is on 18 July and his foundation has appealed to people to join in the volunteer-day initiative. The movement asks people to donate 67 minutes of their time on 'Mandela Day', in reflection of what the foundation says is the more than 67 years Mandela spent serving his community, his country and the world. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Super Rugby Stormers from South Africa vs Crusaders from New Zealand in Cape Town, South Africa

epa03645518 Matt Todd (L) from the Crusaders of New Zealand on his way to score a try breaks through a tackle from Dewaldt Duvenage (C) during their Super Rugby match in Cape Town, South Africa 30 March 2013. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

South Africa Cape Epic mountain bike race stage 4

epa03164011 The peloton races along a country road at sunrise during stage 4 of the Absa Cape Epic mountain bike team stage race in the Overberg region of South Africa, 29 March 2012. The Cape Epic is the premier multi day stage race in the world and sees 1,200 cyclists riding in pairs over 780km and climbing more than 16,300 meters, twice the height of Mount Everest over eight days of racing. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

FESPACO Panafrican film festival in Ouagadougou

epa03606161 A photograph made available 01 March 2013 shows manager Nebie Bali checking an old film projector at the open air Cinema Somgande during the Panafrican Film and Television Festival in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, 25 February 2013. The Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou known as FESPACO is the largest film festival in Africa. Nearly 170 films from all over the continent are shown during the week long bi-annual festival which is now in its 23rd edition. Some 101 films vie for the top Etalon d'Or prize with all of the juries for the different categories presided this year by women. This year's theme focused on African cinema and politics. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Post election violence in Dakar, Senegal

epa03126207 Senegalese supporters of presidential candidate Macky Sall attack and beat a supporter (C) of incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade in Dakar, Senegal 28 February 2012. Tensions flared between rival supporters as Macky Sall attended a meeting near the residence of president Abdoulaye Wade. Unofficial results from Senegal's presidential election suggest a run-off is likely with a close race between incumbent president Abdoulaye Wade and former Prime Minister Macky Sall. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Children of Diabaly - witnesses to the Malian war

epa03923517 YEARENDER 2013 FEATURE PACKAGE (29/31) Six year old Malian girl Aissata Coulibaly poses for a photograph in the street in which she lives in Diabaly, Mali, 26 January 2013. This photograph is part of a picture package of portraits showing children living along the same street in the small rice growing community of the northern Malian town of Diabaly who in the month of January 2013 lived through a rapid chain of events in the Malian war. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03560364) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Children of Diabaly - witnesses to the Malian war

epa03560378 (14/31) Four year old Malian boy Mohamad Sangare poses for a photograph in the street in which he lives in Diabaly, Mali, 26 January 2013. This photograph is part of a picture package of portraits showing children living along the same street in the small rice growing community of the northern Malian town of Diabaly who in the month of January 2013 lived through a rapid chain of events in the Malian war. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03560364) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT

Ivory Coast holds presidential elections

epa02422240 Shadows of Ivorian voters waiting in line to cast their ballots in presidential elections in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 31 October 2010. Voters turned out in their numbers to cast their ballots in the historic elections, the first time in 10 years following years of delays and political intsability. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Ivory Coast election rally for presidential candidate former Ivory Coast president Henri Konan Bedie

epa02415342 Supporters of former Ivory Coast president Henri Konan Bedie attend an election rally at the Felix Houphouet Boigny stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, 27 October 2010. Presidential elections are scheduled to take place on 31 October 2010 following years of delays. Bedie will go up against President Laurent Gbagbo and former prime minister Alassane Ouattara as the main contenders in the countries presidential elections. The former West African economic powerhouse has been struggling to once again manifest its potential and looks towards the historic polls as a crutial step in the right direction. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Farm workers strike in South Africa

epa03528795 A boy from the De Doorns farming community gestures at police in front of burning barricade on the N1, South Africa's major national highway, during violent protests at De Doorns, South Africa, 09 January 2013, where farm workers across the Western Cape resumed their strike action. Police fired rubber bullets at protesters who threw stones at cars. Police also shut down major roads to prevent injuries. More than 50 arrests were made across the province, police spokesman Andre Traut was quoted as saying by local news agency SAPA. The strike follows labour action in the sector last year, which saw two deaths and damage to property, as seasonal workers demanded that their salary of about 65 rands (7.5 dollars) a day be doubled. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Car Spinning Subculture in Cape Town

epa02411654 (8/32) A car spins at the Drift Africa Driver Search event held in the parking area of an industrial park in Cape Town, South Africa, 19 September 2010. Spinning is one of the newest and grittiest forms of motor sport on the African continent. The art of rotating wheels and vehicles at high speed making a car spin and melt or burn its tyres in a complex dance like movement across a designated spinning patch whilst the driver performs unique and daring stunts even emerging from the vehicle whilst it is in rapid motion. Almost every weekend spinning drivers from across Cape Town gather in vacant parking lots and industrial areas and spin their vehicles to the cheers of captivated crowds. EPA/NIC BOTHMA ***PLEASE REFER TO THE ADVISORY NOTICE (epa02411645) FOR COMPLETE FEATURE TEXT***

South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu launches storybook bible in Cape Town

epa02267074 Archbishop Desmond Tutu from South Africa listens to speeches during the launch of his storybook bible titled Children of God at the Cape Town Book Fair, South Africa, 30 July 2010. Archbishop Tutu announced on 22 July 2010 that he will retire from public life in October, when he turns 79 years old. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate who first dubbed South Africa the 'Rainbow Nation' and campaigned tirelessly for its democracy, launched the childrens story book bible as one of his last acts of public life during the opening of the Cape Town Book Fair. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Cold Water Classic surfing event in Cape Town, South Africa

epa02263867 Royden Bryson from South Africa competes during the Cold Water Classic surfing contest in Cape Town, South Africa 28 July 2010. The Cold Water Classic which is being held between 26-30 July is a World Qualifying Series (WQS) surfing event held in the most extreme conditions around the globe with the series taking place in the cold waters of Tasmania, Scotland, Canada, California and South Africa. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Surfing in Cape Town, South Africa

epa01834684 Surfer Nic Bothma from South Africa rides a wave off Kommetjie, Cape Town, South Africa 23 August 2009. Surfers enjoyed good conditions with light offshore winds, sunshine and 3 meter swells. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Preprimary school made from containers in South Africa

epa01527723 Children brush their teeth at the Red Hill Preprimary school which is run out of shipping containers in the informal shack settlement of Redhill, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 October 2008. The school has been in existence for 15 years in the impoverished informal settlement. Originally donated by shipping companies the school is entirely constructed from containers. 28 children frequent the school on a daily basis from the ages of 2 through 6. The lack of resources and infrastructure in education in the country is one of the main criticisms aimed at the ruling party African National Congress (ANC). Elections are due in South Africa in early 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Preprimary school made from containers in South Africa

epa01527722 A child plays games at the Red Hill Preprimary school which is run out of shipping containers in the informal shack settlement of Redhill, Cape Town, South Africa, 22 October 2008. The school has been in existence for 15 years in the impoverished informal settlement. Originally donated by shipping companies the school is entirely constructed from containers. 28 children frequent the school on a daily basis from the ages of 2 through 6. The lack of resources and infrastructure in education in the country is one of the main criticisms aimed at the ruling party African National Congress (ANC). Elections are due in South Africa in early 2009. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Residents riot over a lack of housing in Cape Town, South Africa

epa01811205 A South African policeman runs past a burning barricade set alight by residents of Masiphumelele informal shack settlement during a riot over a lack of housing in Cape Town, South Africa 30 July 2009. South Africa has been hit by a wave of protests, riots and strikes this week. The backyard shack dwellers in Masiphumelele are protesting about the shortage of land for their shacks as new houses are built using up the ground they live on. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Drag Queen performance in Cape Town, South Africa

epa02049521 Liam Du Preez Paterson, a South African drag queen know as Madones, poses for a portrait photograph in between acts backstage during the 'Gurly Show' cabaret act by a drag queen collective known as the Pride Divas at On Broadway in Cape Town, South Africa, 22 February 2010. The one night only show was one of the highlight events of the Cape Town Pride 2010 festival currently running in the city which celebrates gay culture across the African continent. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

100 days to the 2010 FIFA World Cup

epa02060797 South African boys wait for a gap in the heavy traffic to cross a major national highway after a soccer practice on its verge in Cape Town, South Africa, 03 February 2010. Due to a lack of sports facilities in the country the most popular sport in South Africa is often played informally by groups of people utilizing whatever open land is available. 02 March marks the 100-day point in the count down to the 2010 FIFA World Cup to be hosted by South Africa between 11 June and 11 July 2010 for the first time on African soil. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Table Mountain fire in Cape Town, South Africa

epa01668944 A bush fire burns on the slopes of Table Mountain in the Table Mountain National Park, Cape Town, South Africa 18 March 2009. Parts of the Table Mountain National Park were destroyed by a bush fire early Wednesday as gale force south easterly winds and hot dry weather fanned the blaze. There have been hundreds of bush fires across the province in recent weeks. The Table Mountain National Park is recognized globally for its extraordinarily rich, diverse and unique fauna and flora a major draw card for visitors around the FIFA 2010 world cup. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Violent clashes in Kinshasa

epa00799416 (FILE) A Congolese woman runs away from an exploding pepper grenade shot by riot police on the outskirts of Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tuesday 25 July 2006. Renewed gunfire was heard early Tuesday 22 August 2006, in the Democratic Republic of Congo's (DRC) capital Kinshasa after 14 diplomatic envoys were evacuated from Vice President Jean-Pierre Bemba's residence when his house came under heavy gunfire overnight. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

EPA photographer wins best news portfolio of the year for 2005

epa00799151 Thousands of Liberians scream for water at a mass rally for their presidential candidate and football star George Weah in Monrovia, Liberia Saturday 08 October 2005. This image was part of a portfolio that won best news portfolio of 2005 for EPA West Africa chief photographer Nic Bothma in the Fuji Africa Press Awards anounced Thursday 17 August 2006. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

AFRICA PHOTO AWARDS

epa000314061 (FILES) A file picture dated 14 June 2003 of US big wave surfer Greg Long from California flying through the air whilst taking off on a huge wave at a surf spot named "Dungeons" off Cape Town, South Africa. The picture is part of Nic Bothma's winning portfolio in the Fuji Press Photographer of the Year Awards. The South African photographer working for the European Pressphoto Agency (epa), has been named 16 November 2004 Fuji Film Photographer of the Year for 2003, the most prestigious award of its kind in Africa. Bothma's images of life in west Africa over the last year, including conflict scenes, lifestyle and news pictures, e

SUDAN DARFUR DAY

epa00881833 A file picture dated 22 October 2004 of a Sudanese aid worker from the French aid organisation Solidarite watching over internally displaced peoples (IDP) on the first day of food distribution in Muhajiriyah IDP camp home to more than 35 000 IDP's in SLA (Sudan Liberation Army) rebel controlled South Darfur, Sudan, 22 October 2004. The world observes Global Day for Darfur on 10 December 2006, with events due to take place in more than 40 countries. The events will include women-led protests outside Sudanese embassies. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

UN agrees on peacekeeping force

epa01081908 (FILE) A file photograph dated 21 October 2004 showing a sick Sudanese Internally Displaced (IDP) woman sitting outside her shelter in Muhajiriyah IDP camp, Darfur, Sudan. Ending months of a tug-of-war with Sudan, the UN Security Council authorized Tuesday 31 July 2007 the deployment of more than 20,000 UN and African Union troops to the war-torn Darfur region. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is to go on trial 04 June 2007

epa01028143 (FILE) A file photograph dated 06 April 2006 shows members of the Single Leg Amputee Sports club of Sierra Leone playing football in Freetown, Sierra Leone. Former Liberian president Charles Taylor is to go on trial in the Hague, 04 June 2007 for his involvement in the brutal civil wars of Sierra Leone and Liberia where the cutting off of limbs by his militia was a common occurence. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

EPA photographer wins best news portfolio of the year for 2005

epa00799153 Togolese opposition supporters scream at police infront of a burning barricade during riots in Bagida, Togo Sunday 24 April 2005. This image was part of a portfolio that won best news portfolio of 2005 for EPA West Africa chief photographer Nic Bothma in the Fuji Africa Press Awards anounced Thursday 17 August 2006. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

EPA photographer wins best news image of the year

epa00799152 Togolese soldiers drive towards a Togolese woman weeping and screaming after her son was arrested and beaten by soldiers for alleged looting during riots in Lome, Togo Tuesday 26 April 2005. This image won best news photograph of 2005 for EPA West Africa chief photographer Nic Bothma in the Fuji Africa Press Awards anounced Thursday 17 August 2006. EPA/NIC BOTHMA

Liberia, Ten Years of Liberation

epa03973946 (08/29) A file picture dated 06 August 2003 shows a LURD (Lieberians United for Reconciliation and Democracy) rebel observing a ceasefire at the 'New Bridge' amongs a bullet riddled house and car in Freeport, Monrovia, Liberia. EPA/NIC BOTHMA PLEASE REFER TO ADVISORY NOTICE (epa03973936) FOR FULL FEATURE TEXT
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Indonesia
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United States
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Russia
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United Kingdom
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