Life is hard for residents of this squatter camp next to the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

Life is hard for residents of this squatter camp next to the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

Squatter settlements are seen along the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

Squatter settlements are seen along the railway line between Lobito and Benguela, Angola.

A man propels a small boat up the Catumbela River in western Angola.

A man propels a small boat up the Catumbela River in western Angola.

This dam is one of two on the Catumbela River producing electricity for western Angola.

This dam is one of two on the Catumbela River producing electricity for western Angola.

The Catumbela River passes scenic hills before entering the coastal plain in western Angola.

The Catumbela River passes scenic hills before entering the coastal plain in western Angola.

A footbridge crosses an irrigation canal adjacent to the Catumbela River in western Angola.

A footbridge crosses an irrigation canal adjacent to the Catumbela River in western Angola.

Picturesque hills overlook the Catumbela River northeast of Benguela, Angola.

Picturesque hills overlook the Catumbela River northeast of Benguela, Angola.

The Reducto de Sao Pedro (1846) overlooks the Catumbela River crossing between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. The plaque over the entrance declares that the fort was a result of "os continuos insultos feitos aos brancos pelos indigenas deste districto".

The Reducto de Sao Pedro (1846) overlooks the Catumbela River crossing between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. The plaque over the entrance declares that the fort was a result of "os continuos insultos feitos aos brancos pelos indigenas deste districto".

In 1905 a steel bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel was built over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. In 2009 a modern bridge opened alongside but the old bridge remains in service.

In 1905 a steel bridge designed by Gustave Eiffel was built over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. In 2009 a modern bridge opened alongside but the old bridge remains in service.

In 2009 a new bridge opened over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. The 438-meter bridge was built by a Portuguese company.

In 2009 a new bridge opened over the Catumbela River between Lobito and Benguela, Angola. The 438-meter bridge was built by a Portuguese company.

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