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Father and Son Fishing in The Adirondacks
Inking up
Staring at the Horizon
American Adding Machine
"Ma'am, Sir! please throw"
Sunrise under the pier
Tunnel Vision
Lumangwe Falls
Kabwelume Falls
Trompettiste congolais
Autumn in the forest
In a singing mood
womens tug of war, nikon d40 aparuture 5.6
Frozen glance
Link
Sunny City beyond the glass
Cock-man
Hidden charm
Black-Necked Stilts Flying in Formation
Where's Waldo? Waldo is the pelican.
Three pelicans having a time of reflection
A Bhuchen performer in the middle of a ritual dance, which involves sword play and piercing his cheeks with a thin iron rod
Duyan
14th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
In a singing mood

Mutomboko is one of the biggest and most significant ceremonies in eastern and southern Africa, although beyond the region it´s nearly unknown. It is held by the Luba-Lunda people from Kazembe state in Mwansabombwe/Kazembe, northeastern Zambia. People are coming from all over the country and even from neighboring DR Congo. Mutomboko is the war dance of the Luba-Lunda, danced by the king Chief Mwata Kazembe at the end of two days of rituals and paying homage to the ancestors, dancing and chanting. On the first day women from 16 villages bring self-brewed beer to the royal compound while the royal band is playing. After having poured the beer into big barrels they all start dancing and chanting frenetically.

TAGS: Africa, Ceremony, Woman, Zambia

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 07.2016
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Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Sept. 19, 2016, 3:30 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D3200
Focal Length: 105mm
Shutter Speed: 1/59
Aperture: f7.1
ISO: ISO100
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PHOTO LOCATION Mwansabombwe/Kazembe, Zambia