Africa: 2012 in Pictures

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From solar-powered radio stations to staged nuclear spills in Cape Town, from bearing witness to deforestation in Cameroon to taking over Eskom's management in Johannesburg and safeguarding Senegal's oceans, 2012 has been a momentous year for Greenpeace Africa.

This time last year we were still catching our breaths after the Durban climate talks, more resolute than ever that government action wasn't about to save the planet.

What we needed was people power.

People on the streets, people holding governments accountable, getting their fashion brands to #Detox, getting policies changed, taking action to protect their livliehoods. People standing up for the planet.

So here's a collection of photos from this year - a look at people power in action. Needless to say we couldn't have done any of all this without our supporters, volunteers, activists, and donors. Greenpeace doesn't take a cent from corporates or governments, everything we do is all thanks to donations from people like you. Thank you.

Blog post by: Mike Baillie

Mike is a passionate environmental activist currently living in Johannesburg. He loves riding his bike, is a climber for Greenpeace, and the head of the digital communications.

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