Life in Ghana

Tranquil
Tranquil

The hustle and bustle of the town seems an age away when you're on a beautiful Ghanaian beach at sunrise

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Street life
Street life

A group of orphans play in the street

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Spring clean
Spring clean

All children, especially the girls, help out with household chores

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Happy kids
Happy kids

All the little ones absolutely adore having their picture taken

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Scaly
Scaly

These lizards are everywhere and can be quite vicious when fighting over scraps of food on the floor!

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Fisherman's friend
Fisherman's friend

Two friends mend their nets together after a hard day's fishing

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White smiles
White smiles

Nothing makes hungry children happier than a food delivery!

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Scrap that!
Scrap that!

A family passes by a car engine abandoned in the middle of the road. Rubbish is a problem everywhere in Ghana- and indeed in the whole of West Africa

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More junk?
More junk?

Almost as random- a boy sits next to a TV in the courtyard of his home

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Secret smile
Secret smile

A little girl smiles secretly to herself

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Penny for your thoughts
Penny for your thoughts

A girl looks into the distance, deep in thought

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Life on the water
Life on the water

Boatmen row past a busy market place

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A quiet stroll
A quiet stroll

Volunteers leave deep footprints in the sand as they take a walk down the beach

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Jump around
Jump around

A young girl skips energetically in her back yard

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West African rhythms
West African rhythms

Music is everywhere in Ghana. Here there is a group of djembe percussionists performing in Cape Coast

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Hard life
Hard life

A bird's eye view of fishermen slums is a stark reminder of the abject poverty many Ghanaians face

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Pull it in
Pull it in

A boat full of fish is pulled in from the sea

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What a catch!
What a catch!

Fish is a staple foodstuff in Ghana

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Singing in the rain
Singing in the rain

Being right on the equator, Ghana is often hot and humid- but when it rains, it pours!!

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Time for celebration
Time for celebration

Adults and children alike dress up in traditional clothing for celebrations...

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Face paints
Face paints

...and faces are often decorated in paints or chalk

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A heavy load
A heavy load

All women carry their babies with cloth woven around their middle like this, using their heads to carry any other object

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Too tyred to stand?!
Too tyred to stand?!

A young boy uses a tyre as a seat to perch on

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Get your skates on!
Get your skates on!

A display of rollerblading tricks from the coolest kids in town

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Acrobatics
Acrobatics

Here some young Ghanaiains perform impressive flips on the beach

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Just chillin'
Just chillin'

Free range it is! All farm animals roam around free- how does everyone know what belongs to who? Your guess is as good as ours!

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Fishy business
Fishy business

Colourful fisherman boats line the shore

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Beach sunset
Beach sunset

A cluster of palm trees on the beach at dusk

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Urban sunset
Urban sunset

The sun sets on another busy day in Ghana

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