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Trail Of Tears

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[Libreville, Gabon; June 16. Image via Getty]

A woman cries during the funeral of late Gabonese President Omar Bongo, on June 16, 2009 in Libreville. Bongo, 73, died in Barcelona from cancer on June 8, 2009. AFP PHOTO/ MARTIN BUREAU (Photo credit should read MARTIN BUREAU/AFP/Getty Images)

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I only see one man in this photo—was President Bongo more popular among women than men, or is the m/f ratio in Gabon so striking? Or perhaps it's just this particular shot, I realize it isn't a very wide angle.

I wonder because (not to threadjack) a past Tunisian state leader, Bourguiba, was very charismatic and adored by women in particular, and I find the phenomenon interesting.