Swaziland Umhlanga Reed Dance : News Photo

Swaziland Umhlanga Reed Dance

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LOBAMBA, SWAZILAND - SEPTEMBER 1: From left, Minenhle, Skhanyiso, and Londiwe tie an emafahlawane dried cocoon rattle around their ankle in preparation for the Reed Dance, or Umhlanga at the Ludzidzini Royal Village on September 1, 2013 in Lobamba, Swaziland. The seven day event is performed for King Mswati III by several thousand maidens from all over the country. Young women are permitted to participate as long as they are unmarried, childless and wear traditional Swazi attire. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
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LOBAMBA, SWAZILAND - SEPTEMBER 1: From left, Minenhle, Skhanyiso, and Londiwe tie an emafahlawane dried cocoon rattle around their ankle in preparation for the Reed Dance, or Umhlanga at the Ludzidzini Royal Village on September 1, 2013 in Lobamba, Swaziland. The seven day event is performed for King Mswati III by several thousand maidens from all over the country. Young women are permitted to participate as long as they are unmarried, childless and wear traditional Swazi attire. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
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From left Minenhle Skhanyiso and Londiwe tie an emafahlawane dried... News Photo 182600604Ankle,Arts Culture and Entertainment,Cocoon,Cultures,Dried,Horizontal,Human Interest,Left,Ludzidzini Royal Village,Preparation,Rattle,Reed Dance,Swaziland,TiesPhotographer Collection: Christian Science Monitor 2013 The Christian Science MonitorLOBAMBA, SWAZILAND - SEPTEMBER 1: From left, Minenhle, Skhanyiso, and Londiwe tie an emafahlawane dried cocoon rattle around their ankle in preparation for the Reed Dance, or Umhlanga at the Ludzidzini Royal Village on September 1, 2013 in Lobamba, Swaziland. The seven day event is performed for King Mswati III by several thousand maidens from all over the country. Young women are permitted to participate as long as they are unmarried, childless and wear traditional Swazi attire. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)