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English: Patrice Lumumba (left center) poses with his government outside the Palais de la Nation immediately following his swearing-in ceremony. Joseph-Désiré Mobutu is fifth from the right, in sunglasses. Pierre Mulele is third from the right. Marcel Bisukiro is fourth from the left.
Source Le Courrier d’Afrique, 4 July 1961. p. 11
Author unknown, Le Courrier d’Afrique


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