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A man uses a cane as he walks past a store in the Poto Poto popular district, of the Congolese capital Brazzaville
Children play on a burned tank in Kimbumba in the Democratic Republic of Congo. On Wednesday Congolese troops captured the last stronghold of M23 rebels in the troubled east of the country, raising hopes of a return to the negotiating table.
A Congolese soldier positions himself behind a wall during a firefight in Kanyarucinya, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo. Heavy fighting resumed on Wednesday afternoon, with artillery shelling and small arms combat in the area and to the north, around Kabati.