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Wodaabe Girl Singing at Gerewol Festival

A young Wodaabe girl sings and dances at Gerewol Festival on the Sahel in Chad. The nomadic cattle-herders gather once a year for a festival where the various clans can socialize and mix their bloodlines. Women choice a male companion for the night, the duration of the festival or forever. Multiple husbands or wives is acceptable and part of their culture.

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