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scarification

many African tribes practice some sort of scarification of the face. The Dahomey people do theirs to match the face of the snake. If you look closely you will see the three breathing holes (?) on the side of the mouth of the snake which match the photo's.
Ghana Togo Benin & Niger - jungle to desert

December 10th 2010
“Participate joyfully in the sorrows of the world. We cannot cure the world of sorrows, but we can choose to live in joy.” -Joseph Campbell Ghana Ghana Ghana! Home to the Black Stars, Kofi Anan, Kwame Nkrumah, the golden Ashanti Empire, beautiful tropical beaches in the south and elephant-filled high plains in the north. From the horrors of colonization and slavery that played out on Gha ... read more
Africa » Niger

Nigerien Flag Not until 1993, 33 years after independence from France, did Niger hold its first free and open elections. A 1995 peace accord ended a five-year Tuareg insurgency in the north. Coups in 1996 and 1999 were followed by the creation of a National Reconc... ... read more
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