This young woman was the "camp cook" for a Ugandan Ranger troop in Kidepo National Park on the Ugandan - Sudan border. We were in Uganda working as volunteers for Reach Out, an HIV/AIDS clinic. We were in this very rermote area to view wildlife, and while there ran into cattle rustlers from Sudan and hence had to seek shelter from the ensuing gunfighting between the Rangers and the cattle thieves. The haze in the background is actually dust from a large sandstorm from the Sahara desert in the north, held stationary over all of Uganda by high winds from Madagascar. This sandstorm kept the bush pilot from landing for 3 days in order to pick up our group. While none of us were injured in the battle, several of the cattle thieves were killed.
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