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A picture taken on December 18, 2012 shows a general view of the... News PhotoAfrica,Boxing,Civil Rights,Females,General View,Horizontal,Illustration,Illustration Technique,Kampala,Politics,Poverty,Professional Sport,Roof,Showing,Sister,Slum,UgandaPhotographer Collection: AFP 2013 AFPA picture taken on December 18, 2012 shows a general view of the Kataanga slum in the Ugandan capital, Kampala, where two sisters, both professional boxers, live and train. Helen Turyanabo, 23, along with her younger sister Diana, 20, living in a trash ridden slum area, are two young women who stand out amongst their neighbours as they both are professional boxers, literally trying to fight their way out of poverty. After a man tried to rape Helen, the older of the two sisters, it inspired her to learn how to fight inorder defend herself, and despite recently winning a medal in an East African Regional Championship, Helen and Diana still have to collect garbage to sell to get money for food for themselves and nearly 20 other people, cramped into two rooms with no water or electricity. AFP PHOTO/Michele Sibiloni. (Photo credit should read MICHELE SIBILONI/AFP/Getty Images)