15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Brussels, the capital of Europe, is a city of languages and cultures with a constant flux of immigration. Today, 30% of the population is foreign. This largely mixed character defines Brussels’ identity and makes it a unique place, open to the world. This diversity contributes to a broadened perspective and appreciation of different points of view within a mosaic of cultures, traditions, languages and beliefs that characterize Europe today.
Pende mask dancers from Bandundu, Congo (Democratic Republic of Congo) before their performance in the coffee shop of the African Royal Museum in Tervuren, a Brussels neighborhood.
© Alain Schroeder.
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