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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

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.

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

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.

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. 

Cargo plane crashes in Kenya, all four occupants killed

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Police officers inspect the scene of a plane crash in a suburb of Nairobi, capital of Kenya. All four occupants of the aircraft were killed when it crashed into two office buildings in the Utawala district.

Kenyan gays and lesbians and others supporting their cause wear masks to preserve their anonymity as they stage a rare protest, against Uganda's increasingly tough stance against homosexuality and in solidarity with their counterparts there, outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Feb. 10, 2014. Homosexuality has been criminalized in Uganda where lawmakers have recently passed a new bill, which appears to have wide support among Ugandans, that prescribes life imprisonment for "aggravated" homosexual acts.

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Kenyan supporters of gay and lesbian rights wear masks as they protest outside the Uganda High Commission in Nairobi, Kenya, against Uganda’s tough stance on homosexuality. Uganda lawmakers recently passed a bill that prescribed life imprisonment for ‘aggravated’ homosexual acts

Traditional dancers perform at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi on December 12, 2013 during celebrations marking half a century of independence from Britain. Kenyans marked 50 years of independence, celebrating progress of the regional economic powerhouse but also struggling to shake off a legacy of corruption, inequality and ethnic violence.

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Traditional dancers perform at the Kasarani stadium in Nairobi, Kenya, on Thursday, during celebrations marking half a century of independence from Britain

Mourners gather after a train rammed into a public service bus in. The accident happened at a crossing point killing at least 12 passengers in the bus. The train crashed into the side of the bus as it crossed the railway line during the peak hours of morning rush hour.

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Mourners gather after a train rammed into a public service bus in Nairobi. The accident happened during the morning rush hour at a crossing point, killing at least 12 passengers in the bus.

Relatives of those who died lay white roses and pray at a stone memorial, during a memorial service marking the one-month anniversary of the Sept. 21 Westgate Mall terrorist attack, in Karura Forest in Nairobi, Kenya Monday, Oct. 21, 2013. Families and friends of those killed in the attack planted trees in memory of lost loved ones in a ceremony that stressed that the attack occurred against people of all races and religions.

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Relatives of those who died lay white roses and pray at a stone memorial during a service on Monday marking the one-month anniversary of the Westgate Mall terrorist attack, in Nairobi, Kenya. Families and friends of those killed planted trees in memory of lost loved ones in a ceremony that stressed the attack occurred against people of all races and religions.

Mary Italo (R) cries as a friend (L) comforts her after finding the body of her 33-year-old son who was killed in a terror attack at the city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, 25 September 2013. Kenya has begun three days of national mourning on 25 September following the end of the four day fighting with Islamist militants who took over the Nairobi's upscale Westgate shopping mall. Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta announced on 24 September that 67 people, including 6 security personnel were killed during the siege.

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A friend comforts Mary Italo, right, after she discovered the body of her 33-year-old son at a city mortuary in Nairobi, Kenya, after he was killed in a terror attack at the city’s Westgate Mall. Kenya began three days of mourning on Wednesday following the end of a four-day siege by Islamist militants who took over the mall.