Sitting in a dimly lit room in the run-down Kampala suburb of Katwe, Phiona Mutesi stares at the chessboard in front of her as she ponders the next move in her improbable journey.
The 16-year old Phiona Mutesi (L) plays chess in Kampala on January 17, 2013. Mutesi went from living rough on the streets of a Kampala slum to competing in prestigious international tournaments.
"Chess has changed my life," Mutesi says, shifting the thick-framed glasses perched on her nose.
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