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Last updated: 10 november, 2010 - 15:19 GMT

Africa Kicks Photography Exhibition - Gallery Two

Photographs selected by Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou

  • Didier Drogba with children in Abidjan
    Didi my hero: Ivory Coast captain and Chelsea star Didier Drogba poses with children living near the site of a hospital he is planning to build in Abidjan, not far from where he grew up. (Credit: BBC’s John James)
  • Young football players sitting by a football pitch
    Future Elephants: Players patiently wait on the sidelines during a training session at a football academy in Gagnoa, Ivory Coast. (Credit: BBC’s Fidelis Mbah)
  • Men who live in the village where Didier Drogba is from
    Drogba’s village: Elders who live in Niaprahio, Didier Drogba's home village, during a reception for BBC Africa Kicks crew. (Credit: BBC’s Fidelis Mbah)
  • Girls selling corn on the cob
    Corn on the cob: Girls selling corn at the side of the road in Ivory Coast. This was taken during the Africa Kicks trip whilst travelling between Abidjan and Takoradi, Ghana. (Credit: BBC’s Kate Fisher)
  • A boy carrying a coconut
    No green grass, no problem!: A young boy carries his coconut past a dusty pitch in Ghana. (Credit: Kayvan Hosseini)
  • Several footballs
    On the ball: They come in many shapes and colours but footballs have transformed many lives across Africa. (Credit: Kayvan Hosseini)
  • A female foot being dipped on a bowl of fire
    Ball of fire: A traditional Yoruba ceremony was held for the Super Eagles in the run-up to the World Cup. Maybe the gods weren’t amused. (Credit: Kayvan Hosseini)
  • Two boys walking on a dusty road
    Football on the road: A dusty road in Manfe, Cameroon, ought not to separate two young boys, on their way back from school, from the beloved football. (Credit: George Osodi)
  • A man in front of his stand selling sports goods
    Nairobi sports shop : A local businessman stands in front of his sports ‘shop’ in Nairobi. (Credit: BBC’s Peter Njoroge)
  • A football stadium full of supporters
    Sea of orange: Ivorian supporters at the Felix Houphouet-Boigny stadium in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, watch the home side play their final World Cup qualifier against Guinea. (Credit: BBC’s John James)

BBC World Service celebrates a great year of African football with photographs selected by Ivory Coast and Chelsea footballers Didier Drogba and Salomon Kalou.

Africa Kicks 2010 is an exhibition celebrating a great year for African football, as covered by BBC World Service in multimedia programming in both the run-up to and during the World Cup in South Africa. It includes images from the Africa Kicks project, during which the BBC’s multilingual team of journalists toured five West African countries, uncovering untold stories about the region which is home to some of the world’s best footballers – and taking pictures of the people, the places and experiences. The collection also features photography contributed by BBC listeners across Africa.

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