Friday, 4 March 2016

BENIN VOODOO FESTIVALS - IN PICTURES

An Egungun spirit from the Nigerian Yoruba clan, stands during a voodoo ceremony. The Egungun are masqueraded dancers that represent the ancestral spirits of the Yoruba, a Nigerian ethnic group, and are believed to visit earth to possess and give guidance to the living.

Photograph: Dan Kitwood / Getty Images.

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