Dealers buy diamonds in Mbuji Maji, Kasai District, Democratic Republic of Congo in August 2004. Known as the diamond centre of the Congo, Mbuji Maji has a population of nearly three million people, where most agriculture has ceased and has been replaced with the diamond rush. Many dealers become church pastors in order to use their religious influence in convincing their congregation to sell their diamonds.

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