Ghana's ex-President Jerry John Rawlings looks at the remains of his residence in the capital Accra

 
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Ghana's ex-President Jerry John Rawlings (C) looks at the remains of his residence in the capital Accra, February 14, 2010. Fire gutted the official residence of Rawlings on Sunday. The former president, who ruled the West African nation from 1981 to 2001, was on a trip outside the capital at the time of the fire. The former first lady and her daughter escaped the mostly wooden colonial-style bungalow unhurt, officials said. REUTERS/Yaw Bibini (GHANA - Tags: DISASTER POLITICS)