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Young Men who have just been circumcised on the Wild Coast South Africa
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May 13 2007 22:32 GMT juanse
wow, great foto and nice colors...
May 15 2007 01:04 GMT BluToy
why are they smiling
May 15 2007 01:11 GMT AroundDolceStreet
Love the fabrics!!! Very interesting photo. Thanks for sharing!!!
May 15 2007 19:02 GMT Macrat
In the Xhosa tradition - they have just become Men - after a circumcision ceremony - They spend a period on their own with their bodies covered in the white paste and blankets - after which everytning they owned as children is burnt and they receive new clothes and are accepted as adults into the community - This places them up the heirarchy and so they are best pleased and smiling!!!
May 16 2007 04:10 GMT BluToy
May 28 2007 15:17 GMT gtc126
Interesting shot!!! It must have hurt....they have turn pale.!!! LOL
May 29 2007 10:22 GMT Macrat
I can vouch for that - well spotted!!!!!!! lol
Jun 04 2007 21:55 GMT Peixy
OH! I love that....
Jun 04 2007 22:03 GMT Macrat
Thanx Peixy.....