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MPIMBWE, WESTERN TANZANIA, OCTOBER 2012: Lion Dancers from the Sakuma tribe perform the story of their lion killing outside a village in rural Mpimbwe, Western Tanzania, October 27, 2012. Lion dancers are men who have killed a lion in defense of their cattle or their...

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NORTH WEST PROVINCE, SOUTH AFRICA, OCTOBER 2012: Professional hunters fool around with a dead captive bred lioness after a bow hunt on a game farm close to the South Africa/Botswana border region, October 19, 2012. Two systems for the hunts exist in two different provinces...

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RIFIJI, SELOUS, TANZANIA, 4 MARCH 2013: Yusuf Shabani Difika, 41, lost both his arms to a lion attack on a fishing trip on the border of Selous National Park, Tanzania. The lion attacked Yusuf and his arms were shredded beyond recovery as he attempted to...

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TIMBUKTU, MALI, JANUARY 2010: Late afternoon scenes at a funeral in the streets of Timbuktu, Mali, 5 January, 2010. Funerals in Timbuktu are conducted separately, with the woman mourning inside the house of the deceased and the men outside on the street involved in...

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TIMBUKTU, MALI, 15 SEPTEMBER 2009: A Songhai woman walks between temporary settlements on the outskirts of Timbuktu. Traders come from all over this region of Africa to do business in the legendary city. They come during the rainy season so as to have grazing for...

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INGAL, NIGER, OCTOBER 2009: Tuareg women in remote Northern Niger sing an ancient song of welcome for a new baby as the men of the tribe race their camels around the women, ulating as they go. This ancient form of Tuareg custom is vanishing as...

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TIMBUKTU REGION, MALI, 21 SEPTEMBER 2009: Tuareg Nomads end the Ramadan fast in the desert 60 miles north of Timbuktu with prayer and dancing, Timbuktu Region, Mali, September 21 2009. Dance and song have long been a part of traditional Tuareg culture. These traditions are...

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TAZERZEIT, AIR MOUNTAINS, NORTHERN NIGER, APRIL 2009: Tuareg soldiers of the M.N.J - "The Movement for Justice in Niger," a Tuareg-led rebellion against the Niger government for reasons of perceived discrimination and social injustice against the Tuareg in Niger, 5 April 2009. The rebels...

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BUKIMA, VIRUNGA NATIONAL PARK, DRC, 6 AUGUST 2013: Images of an intact gorilla family, the silverback and gorillas babies from the Bageni family in the gorilla sector of Virunga National Park, DRC, 6 August 2013. The gorillas sector is currently occupied by the M23 rebel...

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RUMANGABO, EASTERN DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, MARCH 2012: Andre, 39, a self described "gorilla mother" looks after 4 orphaned gorillas who were rescued from various horrific circumstances and brought into care by the staff of Virunga National Park, DRC, 2 March 2012. Andre thinks of...