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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: On the rooftop of the District's closest commercial building to the U.S. Capitol building, Jean Kabre, concierge and party coordinator, casts his shadow on the scarred windows of a party tent that overlooks the seemingly continuous development of one of the world's most powerful cities on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C. In this place, he's physically far removed from his dusty Sahel home village called Tintilou in northwest Africa's Burkina Faso. His bigger dream, however, is to spark and sustain development back in the village of his birth, where there is currently no running water or electricity. With boundless charisma and an almost ever-present smile that gives the hint of endless optimism, Kabre has encouraged many of the wealthy and powerful tenants of the building where he works to contribute to his plan. They started by replacing the village's muddy drinking-water hole with a safe-water pump. They now have an ambitious plan to feed, house, educate and equip the people of Tintilou and to start their own business grinding grain. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: On the rooftop of the District's closest commercial building to the U.S. Capitol building, Jean Kabre, concierge and party coordinator, casts his shadow on the scarred windows of a party tent that overlooks the seemingly continuous development of one of the world's most powerful cities on Tuesday, November 13, 2012, in Washington, D.C. In this place, he's physically far removed from his dusty Sahel home village called Tintilou in northwest Africa's Burkina Faso. His bigger dream, however, is to spark and sustain development back in the village of his birth, where there is currently no running water or electricity. With boundless charisma and an almost ever-present smile that gives the hint of endless optimism, Kabre has encouraged many of the wealthy and powerful tenants of the building where he works to contribute to his plan. They started by replacing the village's muddy drinking-water hole with a safe-water pump. They now have an ambitious plan to feed, house, educate and equip the people of Tintilou and to start their own business grinding grain. (Photo by Jahi Chikwendiu/The Washington Post via Getty Images)
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