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Makunduchi fighting festival

Women, dressed in their finest clothes, run around a small hut that has been set alight during the Makunduchi fighting festival. As the flames engulfed the hut a man, who had been waiting inside, jumps out to signify that no-one would die in a house fire in the coming year. Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. July 1997

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Makunduchi Mwako Kogwa festival
Women, dressed in their finest clothes, run around a small hut that has been set alight during the Makunduchi fighting festival. As the flames engulfed the hut a man, who had been waiting inside, jumps out to signify that no-one would die in a house fire in the coming year. Zanzibar, Tanzania, Africa. July 1997