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Children gasp as they watch a Kenyan Police helicopter fly overhead, while awaiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Nov. 27, 2015. Pope Francis is in Kenya on his first-ever trip to Africa, a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic.

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Children gasp as they watch a Kenyan Police helicopter fly overhead, while awaiting for the arrival of Pope Francis at the St. Joseph The Worker Catholic Church in the Kangemi slum of Nairobi, Kenya on Friday

A Catholic sister and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend a Mass to be given by Pope Francis at the campus of the University of Nairobi in Kenya Thursday, Nov. 26, 2015. Pope Francis is in Kenya on his first-ever trip to Africa, a six-day pilgrimage that will also take him to Uganda and the Central African Republic.

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A Catholic sister and a Maasai woman arrive just after dawn in the rain and mud to attend a Mass to be given by Pope Francis at the campus of the University of Nairobi in Kenya Thursday

Newspapers carrying headlines about Pope Francis' visit to Africa are displayed at a news stand in Nairobi on Wednesday. On the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi huge billboards have been erected to welcome the pontiff during his visit to Kenya,Uganda and the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) on a six-day trip. Vast crowds are expected to turn out to see his motorcade pass. Kenya's government has declared November 26, 2015, the first full day of his visit, in which Francis will hold a giant open air mass in central Nairobi, a public holiday and a "national day of prayer and reflection. Authorities plan to deploy over 10,000 police in the capitals of Kenya and Uganda during the pope's visit. Nairobi and Kampala are both targets for Al-Qaeda's East Africa branch, the Shebab, because they have troops deployed in Somalia

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Newspapers carrying headlines about Pope Francis’ visit to Africa are displayed at a news stand in Nairobi on Wednesday. On the streets of the Kenyan capital Nairobi huge billboards have been erected to welcome the pontiff during his visit to Kenya,Uganda and the troubled Central African Republic (CAR) on a six-day trip

A volunteer cleans the seats to be used by guests during the Papal Mass ahead of the visit of Pope Francis in Kenya's capital Nairobi, on Tuesday

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A volunteer cleans the seats to be used by guests during the Papal Mass ahead of the visit of Pope Francis in Kenya’s capital Nairobi, on Tuesday

Herds of wildebeest cross the river in Masai Mara on Friday. Every year hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to Masai Mara game reserve to graze during the migration

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Herds of wildebeest cross the river in Masai Mara on Friday. Every year hundreds of thousands of wildebeest make the crossing from the Serengeti to Masai Mara game reserve to graze during the migration

Wildebeests and zebras at a river in Masai Mara on Wednesday. Every year, hundreds of thousands wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti to Masai Mara game reserve to graze

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Wildebeests and zebras at a river in Masai Mara on Wednesday. Every year, hundreds of thousands wildebeests migrate from the Serengeti to Masai Mara game reserve to graze

A Maasai woman in traditional clothing celebrates as she welcomes the national athletics team at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi on Monday, after they topped the medals table at the recently concluded 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China

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A Maasai woman in traditional clothing celebrates as she welcomes the national athletics team at the Jomo Kenyatta airport in Nairobi on Tuesday, after they topped the medals table at the recently concluded 15th International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World Championships at the National Stadium in Beijing, China

Police officers patrol along a street in Kenya's capital Nairobi on July 24, 2015, ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama. Obama arrives in his ancestral homeland Kenya later today, with a massive security operation under way to protect him from Al-Qaeda-linked Somali militants

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Police officers patrol along a street in Kenya’s capital Nairobi on Friday, ahead of the visit of US President Barack Obama

Kenyan anti-gay activists led by church leaders and mempers of parliament shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court during an anti-gay demonstation in downtown Nairobi, Kenya, 06 July 2015. Some 50 activists marched the streets chanting 'We don't want Obama and Obama. We want Obama and Michelle'. The demonstration comes weeks before the arrival in the country of US President Barack Obama, whose country's Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states. Activists vowed to hold another demonstration in Nairobi during Obama's visit. Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on 05 July that Kenya has no place for homosexuals and it will not tolerate gay practices.

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Kenyan anti-gay activists led by church leaders and mempers of parliament shout slogans in front of the Supreme Court during an anti-gay demonstation in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Monday

A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past as a fire burns through part of Gikomba market, East Africa's largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

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A young boy carrying metal to sell walks past destroyed buildings after a fire burnt through part of Gikomba market, East Africa’s largest second hand clothing market, in Nairobi, Kenya.

Somali Refugees peer over a thisle fence in a neighbouring compound at Hagadera sector of the Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairob.

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Somali refugees peer over a thisle fence in a neighbouring compound at Hagadera sector of the Dadaab refugee camp, north of the Kenyan capital Nairobi

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Kenyan students, some wearing black shirts to represent mourning, hold candles as they march in memory of the victims of the Garissa college attack and to protest what they say is a lack of security, in downtown Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday.

Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road pr...Schoolchildren from the Lang'ata road primary flee tear gas on January 19, 2015 in Nairobi after breaking a wall illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school's playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician. Children were in the front line of people pulling down a wall erected around the playground.                      AFP PHOTO / TONY KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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Schoolchildren from the Lang’ata Road primary school flee tear gas in Nairobi, Kenya after breaking a wall that had been illegally erected around it and being dispersed by police attempting to break up their demonstration against the removal of their school’s playground, which was allegedly grabbed by a powerful politician 

Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people are feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed in the early hours of Wednesday. The cause of the collapse in unknown

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Rescue workers gather around a collapsed building in Makongeni area of Nairobi, Kenya. Several people were feared trapped or dead after a five-storey residential building collapsed early on Wednesday

Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya Friday, Dec. 12, 2014, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations.

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Part of the crowd holding Kenyan flags cheer as Kenyan President arrives at the Nyayo National Stadium Nairobi, Kenya on Friday, during the 51st Madaraka Day or Independence from British Rule celebrations

Pokot girls attired with traditional jewellery stand in a circle during an initiation ceremony of over a hundred girls passing over into womanhood, about 80 km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat in Baringo County...Pokot girls attired with traditional jewellery stand in a circle during an initiation ceremony of over a hundred girls passing over into womanhood, about 80 km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat in Baringo County. The ceremony lasts one night and through the next day. Before the ceremony, as Pokot tradition dictates, the girls are secluded for over a month, out of sight of the men in the community. The ceremony will mark the girls coming to age and they will be able to be married. For most, their marriages have already been arranged. During the ceremony the girls will sing and stay standing from the afternoon through out the night and the morning after.

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More than 100 Pokot girls wearing traditional jewellery take part in an initiation ceremony marking the passing into womanhood, in Baringo County, about 80km (50 miles) from the town of Marigat, Kenya

A woman takes part in a rally to protest against violence towards women, on November 17, 2014 in the Kenyan capital, Nairobi. Some 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop,  in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online. She was accused of "tempting" men because of her clothing.

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A woman takes part in a rally in Narobi, Kenya, to protest against violence towards women. About 200 women gathered to rally in support of a woman who was attacked and stripped last week by a mob at a bus stop, in an incident that was captured on video and went viral online

Members of Kenya's provincial administration salute during Mashujaa Day (Hero's Day) celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi, October 20, 2014. The national holiday commemorates those who had taken part in the country's struggle for liberation.

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Members of Kenya’s provincial administration salute during Mashujaa Day (Hero’s Day) celebrations at the Nyayo National Stadium in Nairobi on Monday. The national holiday commemorates those who had taken part in the country’s struggle for liberation.

A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle...A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle September 25, 2014. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. The dispute arose from unclear wording of a 1914 treaty which tried to allow free movement of the Turkana people, nomadic herders who had traditionally grazed the area.  Picture taken on September 25, 2014. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY)

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A Turkana boy stands inside a hut in Napak village in northwestern Kenya inside the Turkana region of the Ilemy Triangle. The Ilemi Triangle is a disputed region in East Africa, claimed by South Sudan and Kenya, bordering also Ethiopia. The dispute arose from unclear wording of a 1914 treaty which tried to allow free movement of the Turkana people, nomadic herders who had traditionally grazed the area.

TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben ...TOPSHOTS TO GO WITH AFP STORY by Reuben KYAMA, Thomas MORFIN A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi on July 28, 2014, reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. Kenya takes pride in being a union of "42 tribes", but a string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics.  "There has been a surge of dangerous speech," said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi's sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community. AFP PHOTO/Tony KARUMBATONY KARUMBA/AFP/Getty Images

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A member of a youth corps campaigning for peace performs an act at the sprawling Kibera slum in Nairobi. A string of attacks in towns on its volatile coast has exposed bitter and explosive ethnic tensions linked to politics. Reminiscent of deadly ethnic violence that followed the disputed results of the 2007 general elections, that were particularly intensive at the slum leaving scores dead. “There has been a surge of dangerous speech,” said 26-year-old Nanjira Sambuli, a project leader of Umati, an online crowd sourcing project monitoring hate speech, based in Nairobi’s sleek iHub offices, the heart of its tech-savvy community.