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Leopard waiting on the tree in the wilderness. shot at masai mara, Kenya, East Africa

Leopard waiting on the tree in the wilderness. shot at masai mara, Kenya, East Africa

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African fishermans standing in their small boat. Group of people. Africa - Mali - Mopti - Niger river

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Africa is the world's second-largest and second most-populous continent, after Asia. At about 30.2 million km² (11.7 million sq mi) including adjacent islands, it covers 6% of the Earth's total surface area and 20.4% of the total land area. With a billion people (as of 2009, see table) in 61 territories, it accounts for about 14.72% of the World's human population. The continent is surrounded by... Full Article At Wikipedia.org

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