Photo of the Day: Koranic School Girls, The Gambia, West Africa

Photo of the Day: A group of Koranic school girls sitting together, smiling and laughing, during their lunch break, The Gambia, West Africa. Image ©Helen Jones-Florio CURRENT LOCATION: FEBRUARY 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here

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On this day: Jan 26, 2017 – President Adama Barrow returns home to The Gambia, West Africa

The Gambia – January 26th, 2017: A triumphant, and momentous day for The Gambia, West Africa. Ten’s of thousands of euphoric Gambians lined the streets for miles (an estimated over 100,000 Gambians flocked the main road) – to welcome home their new president, Adama Barrow. Images / Footage ©Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

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Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.

On December 1st, 2016, the Gambian people voted out their autocratic President Yahya Jammeh, after 22 years in power, and elected Adama Barrow as their new president. Jammeh conceded defeat but a week later announced that he was annulling the election results and would not step down. A grassroots movement #GambiaHasDecided emerged in reaction. #GambiaHasDecidedContinue reading “Jan 21st 2017: Gambia Has Decided. The day the ex-President, Yahya Jammeh, finally left.”

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Follow us on Instagram – images by photographers/filmmakers, Jason Florio & Helen Jones-Florio

For regular photo & location updates, follow us on Instagram @floriophotos We’re also @jasonflorio, @doors_helenjonesflorio, and @jasonflorio_photoprints CURRENT LOCATION: JANUARY 2021  THE GAMBIA, WEST AFRICA Assignment queries, and image licensing – Contact here floriophoto.com Motion

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