Swaziland Umhlanga Reed Dance : News Photo

Swaziland Umhlanga Reed Dance

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LOBAMBA, SWAZILAND - SEPTEMBER 1: Young women gather the reeds they have cut to participate in 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. In the first five days of the seven day event, the young women travel to nearby rivers and streams to cut, gather and bundle reeds to bring the Queen Mother at the dance. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
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LOBAMBA, SWAZILAND - SEPTEMBER 1: Young women gather the reeds they have cut to participate in 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. In the first five days of the seven day event, the young women travel to nearby rivers and streams to cut, gather and bundle reeds to bring the Queen Mother at the dance. (Photo by Ann Hermes/The Christian Science Monitor via Getty Images)
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