Faces of Africa: Photo Gallery Two

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Hausa Dancer, Nigeria

"Wearing billowing pantaloons and covered with protective leather talismans, Hausa dancers called Gardi whirl along the processional route of the Sallah ceremony to clear a path for the emir. Resembling small hurricanes, the dancers leap and spin round and round, gathering momentum as they whirl past the crowds. Their voluminous pants fill with air and puff out like balloons as they perform."

photographers Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher, writing in the book Faces of Africa

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Photograph by Carol Beckwith and Angela Fisher
 
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