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Photos taken by David Stanley in Accra, capital of Ghana, West Africa.

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The Eternal Flame of African Liberation, lit by Kwame Nkrumah, stands on Independence Square in Accra, Ghana. The Black Star Gate is in the background. Capital Of Ghana, Eternal Flame, Accra, Stargate, Black Star, West Africa, Cn Tower, African, Travel

The Eternal Flame of African Liberation, lit by Kwame Nkrumah, stands on Independence Square in Accra, Ghana. The Black Star Gate is in the background.

A bronze statue of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah stands in Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in downtown Accra. Capital Of Ghana, Memorial Park, Accra, West Africa, Bronze, Statue, Travel, Cemetery, Viajes

A bronze statue of Ghana's first president, Kwame Nkrumah (1909-1972), stands in Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in downtown Accra.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra contains the mausoleum of Ghana's first president. Capital Of Ghana, Republic Of Ghana, 60 Year Anniversary, Memorial Park, Accra, West Africa, March 6, Building, Places

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra contains the mausoleum of Ghana's first president.

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra contains the tomb of Ghana's first president. Capital Of Ghana, Memorial Park, Accra, Black Star, West Africa, Cemetery

Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra contains the tomb of Ghana's first president.

The Black Star Gate on Independence Square, Accra, commemorates the 1957 independence of Ghana. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, Stargate, Black Star, West Africa, Gazebo, Outdoor Structures, Africans, News Stories

The Black Star Gate on Independence Square, Accra, commemorates the 1957 independence of Ghana.

The National Theater in Accra was a gift to Ghana by the People’s Republic of China. Capital Of Ghana, National Theatre, Accra, West Africa, Study Abroad, Homeland, Perfect Place, How To Memorize Things, Building

The National Theater (1992) in Accra was a gift to Ghana by the People's Republic of China.

The Jamestown Lighthouse at Accra, Ghana, was erected in the to replace a former lighthouse dating from West Africa, North Africa, Lake Volta, Capital Of Ghana, David Stanley, Brazil Houses, Republic Of Ghana, Wooden Canoe, Accra

The Jamestown Lighthouse at Accra, Ghana, was erected in the 1930s to replace a former lighthouse dating from 1871.

Ga women sell smoked fish by the roadside in Jamestown and Accra, Ghana. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, West Africa, Smoked Fish, African, Coastal, Map, Film, Awesome

Ga women sell smoked fish by the roadside in Jamestown and Accra, Ghana.

This statue of ex-President Kwame Nkrumah, outside the museum of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, Ghana, was beheaded during a 1966 coup. Capital Of Ghana, Ex President, Memorial Park, Accra, African Culture, West Africa, Sierra Leone, Hush Hush, Old And New

This statue of ex-President Kwame Nkrumah, outside the museum of Kwame Nkrumah Memorial Park in Accra, Ghana, was beheaded during a 1966 coup.

Vast numbers of people who migrate in search of a better life end up living in marginal conditions that put their health at risk. But individual lifestyle is also an important factor. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, End Of Life, West Africa, Better Life, Wellness, Street, Health, Numbers

Local life unfolds along this back street of Jamestown in Accra, Ghana.

Ga women posing on a street corner in Jamestown at Accra, Ghana. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, Female Poses, West Africa, Corner, African, Street, People, Women

Ga women posing on a street corner in Jamestown at Accra, Ghana.

The ruins of an old Portuguese trading house still stand on a ridge at Jamestown in Accra, Ghana. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, Still Standing, West Africa, Portuguese, Mansions, House Styles, Luxury Houses, Palaces

The ruins of an old Portuguese trading house still stand on a ridge at Jamestown in Accra, Ghana.

Ga women cleaning fish for smoking at Jamestown in Accra, Ghana. Capital Of Ghana, Cleaning Fish, Accra, West Africa, Smoking, African, News, Women, Tobacco Smoking

Ga women cleaning fish for smoking at Jamestown in Accra, Ghana.

Mama Gee's Spot at Jamestown, in Accra, Ghana, is a friendly place to enjoy a Guinness. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, West Africa, Guinness, Places, Lugares

Mama Gee's Spot at Jamestown, in Accra, Ghana, is a friendly place to enjoy a Guinness.

The Jamestown district of Accra, Ghana, contains a large fishing harbour used by the local Ga population. Capital Of Ghana, Accra, West Africa, The Locals, Opera House, Fishing, Building, Travel, Viajes

The Jamestown district of Accra, Ghana, contains a large fishing harbour used by the local Ga population.