In this picture taken Wednesday Aug. 11, 2012, light streaks through the thick canopy of 30-meter-high (100-feet-high) trees in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north ... more 
In this picture taken Wednesday Aug. 11, 2012, light streaks through the thick canopy of 30-meter-high (100-feet-high) trees in the Virunga National Park near Rumangabo, some 60 kms (40 miles) north of Goma, eastern Congo. Virtually every rebellion that has confronted Congo in the past 30 years has started in Virunga, Africa’s oldest national park created under Belgian rule in 1925.Virunga now has about a quarter of the world’s remaining 790 mountain gorillas, with the others concentrated in parks in neighboring Rwanda and Uganda. But now Virunga faces a threat that conservationists fear could be one battle too many for the park: oil exploration.(AP Photo/Jerome Delay) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Jerome Delay
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 10:33 AM EDT