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August 27

Made up from internet pictures, this is Robben Island where political prisoners were detained during the Apartheid era, and its relationship to Cape Town there in the distance.

The most well-known detainee of course was Nelson Mandela. He was kept here for the first 18 of his 27 years of confinement. After 18 years at Robben Island he was moved to a few other facilities around South Africa.

Firstly it was much bigger than I expected. I was thinking Alcatraz which is (wiki fact here) less than .1 square kilometer. Robben Island is about 5 square kilometers.
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