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On my yesterday picture, the baobab maybe didn't seem so big. I hope that here on the upper photo it looks huge. There are some tourists around - I was on organized tour. As the baobabs are sacred, there is a watchman who sits there the whole day. You can see him in the lower picture. The guy in the white shirt was our local guide. He spoke English (the official language in Gambia), French (official in Senegal) and also two Senegalese languages - Mandinka and Wolof.

Senegal is a multilingual country: Ethnologue lists 36 languages, Wolof being the most widely spoken language.French, which was inherited from the colonial era, is the official language of Senegal. It is used by the administration and understood by about 15–20% of all males and about 1–2% of all women. So it is very important that the kids go to school.
The girl in the blue shirt has baobab fruit in her hand (you can see the fruits also on the tree).

Two big photos when you look at beta.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 11573 W: 123 N: 29425] (138716)
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