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Everyday Africa

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In an elevator inside a government building in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012.

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A manual laborer rests amid sacks of cocoa at Saf Cacao, the largest nationally owned cocoa exporter in Ivory Coast, in San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012

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Men cook breakfast at a cafe in Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012.

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Women wash clothes in the morning in Kameruka, Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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A worker takes a break from his job at a cocoa processing plant in San Pedro, Ivory Coast. Image by Austin Merrill. Ivory Coast, 2012.

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Helene Maimoura stands amid the rubble of her former home in Niambli, Ivory Coast. Image by Austin Merrill. Ivory Coast, 2012.

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Young children play with tent poles at the Nahibly refugee camp outside of Duekoue, Ivory Coast. Image by Peter DiCampo. Ivory Coast, 2012.

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The grounds of the Royal Livingstone Hotel in Livingstone, Zambia. Image by Austin Merrill. Zambia, 2012.

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Vendors try to make sales to bus passengers traveling in rural Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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A woman stands in the mist of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. Image by Austin Merrill. Zimbabwe, 2012.

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A lab technician in a rural clinic in Kakuka, Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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A woman walks through the "old taxi station" in Kampala, Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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A foreigner purchases a mobile phone at a store in Garden City Shopping Center in Kampala, Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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A burial site for hospital staff who died during a 2007 cholera outbreak in Bundibugyo, Uganda. Image by Peter DiCampo. Uganda, 2012.

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Two boys share a seat on a motorbike in a village near Blolequin, Ivory Coast. Image by Austin Merrill. Ivory Coast, 2012.

For Americans, Africa often appears to be a place of extremes--poverty, wealth, war. But it can also be familiar, ordinary and even boring. With our iPhones we try to capture this side of Africa--the everyday.

This image series was published online by Bloomberg Businessweek.