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January 23, 2012. Residents struggle to drown a fire in a slum in central Malano in Equatorial Guinea. The country is co-hosting the African Cup of Nations tournament and has been criticized for pouring money into the games while 7 in 10 of its citizens live in poverty and 1 in 5 children dies before the age of 5.Rebecca Blackwell—AP Photo
January 23, 2012. Residents struggle to drown a fire in a slum in central Malano in Equatorial Guinea. The country is co-hosting the African Cup of Nations tournament and has been
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Pictures of the Week, January 20 – January 27

From the State of the Union and the Year of the Dragon to ballot boxes and backstage fashion, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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