Pictures from the annual Guerewol festival. Niger. Africa. by Hugh Sitton for Stocksy United

Pictures from the annual Guerewol festival. Niger. Africa.

The Guérewol (var. Guerewol, Gerewol) is an annual courtship ritual competition among the Wodaabe Fula people of Niger. Young men dressed in elaborate ornamentation and made up in traditional face painting gather in lines to dance and sing, vying for the attentions of marriageable young women. The Guérewol occurs each year as the traditionally nomadic Wodaabe cattle herders gather at the southern edge of the Sahara before dispersing south on their dry season pastures.
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Uploaded 12 March, 2013
Camera: Canon EOS-1Ds Mark III

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