Daily Dispatches: Selections from April 8th and April 12th

A veteran photographer and a writer join forces to bring a daily taste of normal life in Africa to college campuses around the country.

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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 A school boy riding the 6:40 AM train from Athi River to Naiorbi wathces the landscape roll by. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Passengers watch the city through the open doors of the 6:40 train from Athi River to Naiorbi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Passengers watch the city through the open doors of the 6:40 train from Athi River to Naiorbi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 A school boy watches commuters file off the train from Athi River to Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Paul Okonji, 37, a welder from the Industrial Area, rides the train from Athi River to Nairobi, “I thought I was being deceived to hear that there was a train every day from my home straight to near my work. But I tried it one day, it’s so good. How can I go by matatu now? That would be senseless compared to this.” Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Passengers anticpate the final stop on the crowded train from Athi River to Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Women filing out of a recently arrived train the Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 The ghosted figures of fast moving commuters in Nairobi Railways Station. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 John Kiarie, a brakeman in the rail yard of Nairobi Railways Station. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Mechanic Daniel Kamau, seen here working on a train in the Locomotive Shed at the Nairobi Railways Station. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Some of the original nuts and bolts used in the building of Kenya’s first railroad are still in use today. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Nairobi Railroad: April 12, 2011 Daniel Ongombe, a mechanic servicing a locomotive in Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images.
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images.
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Car-Wash-Man John Mbogo, on a Friday night in Naiorbi.. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Taxi Driver, Walter Njau (Left) and Car-Wash-Man, John Mgogo (Right), in Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Taxi driver Walter Njau works days and nights in Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Phillip Otieno is a doorman at Dolce Vita in Nairobi and also a professional boxer. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 “Mama Condom” sells condoms, gum, candy and cigarettes outside a night club in Nairobi’s city center. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Busker Kimoja performs nightly on the streets of Westlands in Nairobi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon
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Night Workers: April 8, 2011 Sisters Christine Muthoni, 9, and Mary Njeri,14, beg on the streets of Westlands at night with other children in Naiorbi. Click HERE to view the full Daily Dispatches post and accompanying story behind these images. Brendan Bannon