Cristina Aldehuela

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Accra, Ghana


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Cristina Aldehuela

Cristina Aldehuela is a freelance photojournalist covering the continent of Africa. She obtained a bachelor's degree in Journalism at University of Sevilla and she obtained a MA in Photojournalism at Autonomous University of Barcelona. She has worked as a journalist in Diario de Sevilla, a local newspaper from Sevilla, but since 2013 she only works as a freelance photographer. "Photography is my way to see the world, to perceive the emotions that spring up around it". She has traveled to many countries seeking those little individual stories that narrate us the transformation of a society. Her previous work was focused mainly on Balkans and Caucasus, where she has worked on long projects. She is based in Accra, Ghana. Since November of 2016 she works with AFP as a freelance photographer. Other clients include: Newsweek, Financial Times, Science Magazine, European Commission, FAO or 60 Second Docs.

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The villagers of Tafi Atome, in Ghana's Volta Region, grew up listening to tales of their spiritual links to the 1,000 or so mona monkeys that inhabit the surrounding lush forest. But they have also turned that reverence into revenue, by making the primates part of an eco-tourist attraction that benefits both animals and locals alike.


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Lelo is the Georgian version of rugby, only with fewer rules, no time limits, and an indiscriminate number of players. It's been played in the region for centuries, and it's still big in southwestern Georgia, where the village of Shukhuti holds a match every Easter Sunday in remembrance of the dead.


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Pictures from Ghana Elections


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Ghana leads the fight against Malaria


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It is difficult to know how many people die each year by drowning in Ghana, in the absence of official statistics. But the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, crossed by violent currents, are considered dangerous, and many local bathers do not know how to swim. The Ghana National Aquatic Rescue Unit was set up in 2016 after its founder helplessly witnessed the drowning of a three-year-old girl on Labadi beach, one of the most popular in the Ghanaian capital of Accra


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