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Driving Through Goma

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Driving Through Goma
 A glimmer into the life of Goma.

A glimmer into the life of Goma.

Goma is unlike any city I've ever been to before. I'm sure it's similar to some other central African cities, but for me, it was a first. As a city that barely looks like its rebuilding from volcanic eruptions that have taken out parts of the city, it shelters a surprising number of people (roughly 1,000,000).

Everywhere you go, you see people going about their daily lives. Students in simple uniforms, fruit sellers walking about or manning their small stands, and a small army of motorbikes traversing the roads. In a city like this, it's really hard to tell the buildings apart. Which ones have been partially destroyed and which ones are being built up? They largely look the same to me.