In Pictures: From 1960 to 2020, DRC’s post-independence history

Tuesday marks the 60th anniversary of the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC) independence from Belgium.

After decades of brutal colonial rule, the vast, resource-rich country declared its independence from the European nation on June 30, 1960.

This gallery shows some of the key moments in the DRC’s history over the past 60 years.

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