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Benin's voodoo festival is held every year and is the west African country's most vibrant and colourful event. It features voodoo dolls and devotees in animal skins chanting and dancing to drumbeats, as well as horse racing on the beach and food and drink.
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Nigerian Yoruba dressed as voodoo spirits perform during a voodoo ceremony in Ouidah, Benin. Each spirit represents the reincarnation of a dead member of the Nigerian Nagu clan.
•Culled from www.theguardian.com