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By Susan Heavey WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Most people in European nations say their community is a welcoming place for gays and lesbians, according to a poll released on Wednesday that also showed many in African countries see their homelands as hostile to homosexuals. One exception appeared to be South Africa, the only country on the continent where same-sex marriage is legal. Nearly half of those polled there said their community was hospitable to gays, although slightly more than half disagreed. "As much of Africa continues to struggle with human rights for all residents, few in the region believe their communities are good places for gay or lesbian people.