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"Coloured" Men at Cape Carnival

New Year's Day in South Africa traditionally means street carnivals of song and dance, especially among the Coloured people in the Cape Town area.

The Coloureds are South Africa's people of mixed racial ancestry. Made up of descendants of former slaves, blacks, and whites, many Coloureds proudly assert that they are living proof that South Africa's different races can get along.

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—Photograph courtesy South African Tourism
 
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