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Ben Affleck and Dr. Denis Mukwege

Actor and Eastern Congo Initiative founder Ben Affleck hugs Dr. Denis Mukwege, founder of Panzi Hospital in the Democratic Republican of the Congo, on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, before the start of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing on the Congo. On Wednesday, he brought his star power and expertise to Washington, meeting with Secretary of State John Kerry and testifying at Capitol Hill. Affleck, who has made nine trips to Congo, expressed cautious optimism about the outlook for the African nation while imploring lawmakers to remain diligent. [AP/NEWSIS]

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