The crowded Chicala township in Luanda is only a few blocks from the Cidade Alta where Angola's president and other dignitaries live and work.

The crowded Chicala township in Luanda is only a few blocks from the Cidade Alta where Angola’s president and other dignitaries live and work.

The soaring Memorial Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto (2012) in Luanda holds the mausoleum of Angola's first president.

The soaring Memorial Dr. Antonio Agostinho Neto in Luanda holds the mausoleum of Angola’s first president.

The Porto de Luanda is Angola's largest, serving a growing city of over five million.

The Porto de Luanda is Angola's largest, serving a growing city of over five million.

The Museu Nacional de Antropologia in Luanda, Angola, occupies the 18th century Palacio da Nobreza. Masks, tools, weaponry, clothing, and musical instruments are on display.

The Museu Nacional de Antropologia in Luanda, Angola, occupies the 18th century Palacio da Nobreza. Masks, tools, weaponry, clothing, and musical instruments are on display.

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré (1664) faces the Marginal promenade in Luanda, Angola.

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré faces the Marginal promenade in Luanda, Angola.

The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (1576) watches over the south end of the bay at Luanda, Angola.

The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel watches over the south end of the bay at Luanda, Angola.

The Museu de História Natural in Luanda showcases Angola's flora and fauna.

The Museu de História Natural in Luanda showcases Angola's flora and fauna.

The grave of Angola's first president is inside the Mausoleu de Agostinho Neto (2012) in Luanda.

The grave of Angola's first president is inside the Mausoleu de Agostinho Neto in Luanda.

The Museu Nacional de Historia Militar is housed in the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (1576) in Luanda, Angola.

The Museu Nacional de Historia Militar is housed in the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel in Luanda, Angola.

The Banco Nacional de Angola building on the Marginal in Luanda, Angola, dates from 1956.

The Banco Nacional de Angola building on the Marginal in Luanda, Angola, dates from

A street vendor roasting peanuts and plantains in Luanda, Angola.

A street vendor roasting peanuts and plantains in Luanda, Angola.

The Cidade Alta in Luanda, Angola, stretches along a ridge lined by pink colonial buildings including the president's and archbishop's palaces.

The Cidade Alta in Luanda, Angola, stretches along a ridge lined by pink colonial buildings including the president's and archbishop's palaces.

Blue ceramic tiles in the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (1576) in Luanda relate the history of Angola,

Blue ceramic tiles in the Fortaleza de Sao Miguel in Luanda relate the history of Angola,

The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel (1576) is the oldest surviving building in Luanda, Angola. In early colonial times it was used for the slave trade but today it houses a museum.

The Fortaleza de Sao Miguel is the oldest surviving building in Luanda, Angola. In early colonial times it was used for the slave trade but today it houses a museum.

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios (1655) in Luanda, Angola, became the cathedral of the Diocese of Angola and Congo in 1716.

The Igreja de Nossa Senhora dos Remédios in Luanda, Angola, became the cathedral of the Diocese of Angola and Congo in

The Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros stands next to the port entrance at Luanda, Angola.

The Terminal Marítimo de Passageiros stands next to the port entrance at Luanda, Angola.

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