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5 Big Things We've Been Led To Believe About Africa That Actually Aren't True

I can see clearly now, the misconceptions are gone. Sing it with me! But really, welcome to the reality of Africa today. Please leave any media-driven assumptions you may have at the door.

5 Big Things We've Been Led To Believe About Africa That Actually Aren't True

Obviously there are certain places in Africa that are still really, really struggling to overcome extreme poverty, but what Global Citizen's getting at here is: Let's not slow down the progress being made by lumping more than 1 billion people from 50+ countries into one mental picture.

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Usually the greatest fear after a wild night of partying isn't what you said that you might regret, but how you'll look in your friends' tagged photos. Although you left the house looking like a 10, those awkward group selfies make you feel more like a 5, prompting you to wonder, "Why do I look different in pictures?"

It's a weird phenomenon that, thanks to selfies, is making people question their own mirrors. Are pictures the "real" you or is it your reflection? Have mirrors been lying to us this whole time??

The answer to that is a bit tricky. The good news is that there's a big chance that Quasimodo-looking creature that stares back at you in your selfies isn't an accurate depiction of the real you. But your mirror isn't completely truthful either.

Below, a scientific breakdown that might explain those embarrassing tagged photos of you:

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