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PRAIA, Cape Verde - Cape Verde's Minister of Defense Maria Christina Fontes Lima (center right) talks to reporters during a joint news conference with U.S. Africa Command's civilian co-deputy, Ambassador Mary C. Yates (center left), February 27, 2009, in Praia. Yates' visit to the Cape Verde islands February 26-28 was her first stop in a four-nation visit to West Africa to discuss international cooperation in counter narcotics, illegal fishing and illegal trafficking. Yates is U.S. AFRICOM's deputy to the commander for civil military activities. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Vince Crawley)
PRAIA, Cape Verde - Cape Verde's Minister of Defense Maria Christina Fontes Lima (center right) talks to reporters during a joint news conference with U.S. Africa Command's civilian co-deputy, Ambassador Mary C. Yates (center left), February 27, 2009, in Praia. Yates' visit to the Cape Verde islands February 26-28 was her first stop in a four-nation visit to West Africa to discuss international cooperation in counter narcotics, illegal fishing and illegal trafficking. Yates is U.S. AFRICOM's deputy to the commander for civil military activities. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Vince Crawley)
PRAIA, Cape Verde - Cape Verde's Minister of Defense Maria Christina Fontes Lima (center right) talks to reporters during a joint news conference with U.S. Africa Command's civilian co-deputy, Ambassador Mary C. Yates (center left), February 27, 2009, in Praia. Yates' visit to the Cape Verde islands February 26-28 was her first stop in a four-nation visit to West Africa to discuss international cooperation in counter narcotics, illegal fishing and illegal trafficking. Yates is U.S. AFRICOM's deputy to the commander for civil military activities. (U.S. Africa Command photo by Vince Crawley)
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