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NIGERIA-FRANCE/
RTS1V885
July 04, 2018
From L-R, Mauritanian film maker Abderrahmane Sissako, Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour, Beninese singer...
Lagos, Nigeria
Mauritanian film maker Abderrahmane Sissako, Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour, Beninese singer Angelique...
From L-R, Mauritanian film maker Abderrahmane Sissako, Senegalese musician Youssou N'Dour, Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo and Nigerian musician Femi Kuti pose at a hotel in Lagos, Nigeria, July 4, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters
FRANCE-NIGERIA/MACRON-NIGHTCLUB
RTS1V6EL
July 04, 2018
(From L) Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti and Senegalese singer Youssou N'dour...
Lagos, Nigeria
Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti and Senegalese singer Youssou N'dour perform...
(From L) Beninese singer Angelique Kidjo, Nigerian musician Femi Kuti and Senegalese singer Youssou N'dour perform at the Afrika Shrine in Lagos, Nigeria, July 3, 2018. Picture taken July 3, 2018. Ludovic Marin/Pool via Reuters
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9KA7
March 06, 2016
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, speaks to journalists after casting...
Cotonou, Benin
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, speaks to journalists after casting...
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, speaks to journalists after casting his vote during the presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9K9X
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer empties a box of ballot slips after polling stations closed for the presidential...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer empties a box of ballot slips after polling stations closed for the presidential...
An electoral officer empties a box of ballot slips after polling stations closed for the presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9K9V
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed...
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed for the presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9K9S
March 06, 2016
Voters look through a window during the count of votes after polling stations closed for the presidential...
Cotonou, Benin
Voters look through a window during the count of votes after polling stations closed for the presidential...
Voters look through a window during the count of votes after polling stations closed for the presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9K9R
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed...
An electoral officer holds up a ballot paper during the count of votes after polling stations closed for the presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9JGK
March 06, 2016
People queue outside a polling station to cast their ballots during a presidential election in Cotonou,...
Cotonou, Benin
People queue outside a polling station to cast their ballots during a presidential election in Cotonou...
People queue outside a polling station to cast their ballots during a presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9JD4
March 06, 2016
A woman sitting near a tree sells drinks outside a polling station during a presidential election in...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman sitting near a tree sells drinks outside a polling station during a presidential election in...
A woman sitting near a tree sells drinks outside a polling station during a presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9JD3
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer assists a voter at a polling station during a presidential election in Cotonou,...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer assists a voter at a polling station during a presidential election in Cotonou
An electoral officer assists a voter at a polling station during a presidential election in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IJZ
March 06, 2016
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, is assisted by a military personnel as he prepares to cast his...
Cotonou, Benin
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, is assisted by a military personnel as he prepares to cast his...
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, is assisted by a military personnel as he prepares to cast his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IJY
March 06, 2016
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, casts his vote during a presidential election at a polling...
Cotonou, Benin
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, casts his vote during a presidential election at a polling...
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, casts his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IJX
March 06, 2016
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential election at...
Cotonou, Benin
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential election at...
Presidential candidate, Sebastien Ajavon, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IJW
March 06, 2016
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, holds a ballot paper as he prepares to cast his vote during...
Cotonou, Benin
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, holds a ballot paper as he prepares to cast his vote during...
Presidential candidate, Nicephore Soglo, holds a ballot paper as he prepares to cast his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IHT
March 06, 2016
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station...
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IHS
March 06, 2016
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station...
A woman stands in a polling booth to cast her vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. The text reads, "Thought of the day: Life is a long poem that we write ourselves". REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IEI
March 06, 2016
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, casts his vote during a presidential...
Cotonou, Benin
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, casts his vote during a presidential...
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, casts his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IEH
March 06, 2016
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, is guarded by security personnel as...
Cotonou, Benin
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, is guarded by security personnel as...
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, is guarded by security personnel as he prepares to cast his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9IEF
March 06, 2016
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential...
Cotonou, Benin
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential...
Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, arrives to cast his vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9I50
March 06, 2016
A ballot paper depicting the presidential candidates is seen inside a polling station during a presidential...
Cotonou, Benin
A ballot paper depicting the presidential candidates is seen inside a polling station during a presidential...
A ballot paper depicting the presidential candidates is seen inside a polling station during a presidential election in Cotonou, Benin, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9I4Z
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in...
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9I4B
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in...
An electoral officer prepares voting materials during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9I4A
March 06, 2016
A woman casts her vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou Benin, March 6,...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman casts her vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou
A woman casts her vote during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou Benin, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS9I49
March 06, 2016
An electoral officer points at a polling booth to a voter during a presidential election at a polling...
Cotonou, Benin
An electoral officer points at a polling booth to a voter during a presidential election at a polling...
An electoral officer points at a polling booth to a voter during a presidential election at a polling station in Cotonou, Benin, March 6, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-ELECTION/
RTS98XT
March 04, 2016
A supporter dressed up as a woman takes part in a campaign rally for Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister...
Cotonou, Benin
Supporter dressed up as a woman takes part in a campaign rally for Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister...
A supporter dressed up as a woman takes part in a campaign rally for Lionel Zinsou, Benin's Prime Minister and presidential candidate, in the Djeffa district near Cotonou, Benin, March 3, 2016. Picture taken March 3, 2016. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX23I5B
January 22, 2016
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah,...
Ouidah, Benin
A Picture And Its Story: Voodoo festival of Benin
A devotee is guided by voodoo priests as she goes into a trance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah, Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX23I44
January 22, 2016
A devotee attends the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah in Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small...
Ouidah, Benin
A Picture And Its Story: Voodoo festival of Benin
A devotee attends the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah in Benin, January 10, 2016. In Ouidah, a small town and former slave port in the West African country of Benin, the annual voodoo festival gathers visitors from far and wide. It's a week that brings together priests and dignitaries, rich and poor, locals and visitors from as far afield as the Caribbean and France. The festival commemorates the estimated 60 million people who lost their homelands and their freedom during the African slave trade. Slaves were transported from the port town on the Atlantic from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana and other parts of West Africa. The traditional African religion of voodoo, which spread to the Americas with the slave trade, combines elements including philosophy and medicine. The central belief of voodoo is that everything is spirit, including humans. Voodoo is closely related to other belief systems and religions I have seen across Africa, especially back home in Nigeria. The annual Ouidah gathering on 10 January has been a national holiday in Benin for more than 20 years. The gathering includes traditional dance and animal sacrifices at shrines, with some devotees entering trance states. The peak of the festival is in the last two days. Devotees offer dances to the spirits, often with bodies decorated with local powder and palm oil. There are those who find the initiation ceremonies of voodoo, the animal sacrifices, the bloodletting and the use of fetishes unsettling. Although many voodoo practices have been modified over the years, I have heard people, especially those who follow Christianity and Islam, voice their doubts. Whatever your opinion of voodoo, it's hard to ignore the energy and devotion of its followers at a gathering like this. The Ouidah festival looks set to remain a regular fixture in Benin's religious and cultural calendar. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RK4
January 10, 2016
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in...
Ouidah, Benin
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RK3
January 10, 2016
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016....
Ouidah, Benin
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
Devotees kill a goat as a sacrifice at a shrine at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJY
January 10, 2016
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo (C) walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the...
Ouidah, Benin
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the beginning...
Voodoo chief priest Dagbo (C) walks with other devotees during a traditional street procession at the beginning of the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJW
January 10, 2016
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016....
Ouidah, Benin
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
A devotee is guided as he dances on a stage at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJV
January 10, 2016
Front view of the main market is seen in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the...
Ouidah, Benin
Front view of the main market is seen in Ouidah
Front view of the main market is seen in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJU
January 10, 2016
A man rides a motorcycle with a basket at the back through a street in the rustic town of Ouidah January...
Ouidah, Benin
A man rides a motorcycle with a basket at the back through a street in the rustic town of Ouidah
A man rides a motorcycle with a basket at the back through a street in the rustic town of Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJT
January 10, 2016
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016....
Ouidah, Benin
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
People watch as traditional drummers perform at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJS
January 10, 2016
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday...
Ouidah, Benin
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJQ
January 10, 2016
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national...
Quidah, Benin
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
A devotee is cheered as he dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJP
January 10, 2016
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national...
Ouidah, Benin
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJO
January 10, 2016
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national...
Ouidah, Benin
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
People watch a masquerade dance at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJL
January 10, 2016
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in...
Ouidah, Benin
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
Devotees attend the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
BENIN-POLITICS/
RTX21RJK
January 10, 2016
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday...
Quidah, Benin
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah
A devotee dances at the annual voodoo festival in Ouidah January 10, 2016. The national voodoo holiday in the West African country of Benin had a distinctively political accent this year as practitioners from Africa and the Americas gathered on Sunday to offer prayers and sacrifices for peace. Hundreds of followers of the traditional religion gathered in the Atlantic coast town of Ouidah, once an important port in the slave trade, to pray for calm during the tiny country's presidential election scheduled for February. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U8M2
November 20, 2011
A man prays during a mass held by Pope Benedict at the Stade de l'Amitie (Friendship Stadium) in Benin's...
Cotonou, Benin
A man prays during a mass held by Pope Benedict at the Stade de l'Amitie) in Cotonou
A man prays during a mass held by Pope Benedict at the Stade de l'Amitie (Friendship Stadium) in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 20, 2011. The pope celebrated the big open-air Mass on Sunday, capping his three-day pastoral trip to Africa where he appealed to leaders to serve their people honestly and to developed nations to shun a condescending, know-it-all attitude towards the continent. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U8K1
November 20, 2011
A child looks on as Pope Benedict celebrates a mass at the Stade de l'Amitie (Friendship Stadium) in...
Cotonou, Benin
A child looks on as Pope Benedict celebrates a mass at the Stade de l'Amitie in Cotonou
A child looks on as Pope Benedict celebrates a mass at the Stade de l'Amitie (Friendship Stadium) in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 20, 2011. The pope celebrated the big open-air Mass on Sunday, capping his three-day pastoral trip to Africa where he appealed to leaders to serve their people honestly and to developed nations to shun a condescending, know-it-all attitude towards the continent. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U8JH
November 20, 2011
A member of the faithful wears a shirt printed with a picture of Pope Benedict as he attends a mass celebrated...
Cotonou, Benin
A member of the faithful wears a shirt printed with a picture of Pope Benedict as he attends a mass celebrated...
A member of the faithful wears a shirt printed with a picture of Pope Benedict as he attends a mass celebrated by Pope Benedict at the Stade de l'Amitie (Friendship Stadium) in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 20, 2011. The pope celebrated a big open-air Mass at the stadium on Sunday, capping his three-day pastoral trip to Africa where he appealed to leaders to serve their people honestly and to developed nations to shun a condescending, know-it-all attitude towards the continent. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U7JF
November 19, 2011
An African woman at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons sits in front...
Ouidah, Benin
An African woman sits at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons in Benin
An African woman at the entrance of the voodoo temple called the Temple of the Pythons sits in front of a sign showing a snake as Pope Benedict XVI arrives at Basilica of the Immaculate Conception across the street in Ouidah during his pastoral visit in Benin November 19, 2011. The pope will be in Benin for 3 days from November 18 to 20. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE-AFRICA
RTR2U7DE
November 19, 2011
A body guard (C) for Pope Benedict XVI deflects the hand of a woman reaching towards the pontiff as he...
Ouidah, Benin
A woman reaches for Pope Benedict XVI as he leaves the Basilica in the city of Ouidah in Benin
A body guard (C) for Pope Benedict XVI deflects the hand of a woman reaching towards the pontiff as he leaves the Basilica in the city of Ouidah in Benin, November 19, 2011. Pope Benedict said on Saturday the developed world could not continue to look down on Africa "with the judgmental tone of a moralizer" and impose rules, but must come up with real partnership solutions to solve the continent's many problems. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE-AFRICA/
RTR2U6MZ
November 18, 2011
Onlookers gather on a bridge hoping to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels past crowds...
Cotonou, Benin
Onlookers gather on a bridge hoping to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels past crowds...
Onlookers gather on a bridge hoping to catch a glimpse of Pope Benedict XVI as he travels past crowds on his arrival in Benin's main city Cotonou November 18, 2011. Pope Benedict, arriving on his second trip to Africa as Roman Catholic leader, on Friday urged African nations to resist the temptation to surrender to market forces as they grow and modernise. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION)
BENIN/
RTR2U5TZ
November 18, 2011
A tailor sews an outfit ahead of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cotonou, November 17, 2011. Pope Benedict...
Cotonou, Benin
A tailor sews an outfit ahead of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cotonou
A tailor sews an outfit ahead of the visit by Pope Benedict XVI to Cotonou, November 17, 2011. Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. Picture taken November 17, 2011. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (BENIN - Tags: SOCIETY)
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November 17, 2011
Worshippers, including a woman with albinism (C), carry oil lanterns during a night time procession through...
Cotonou, Benin
Worshippers carry oil lanterns during a night time procession through the streets of Benin's main city...
Worshippers, including a woman with albinism (C), carry oil lanterns during a night time procession through the streets of Benin's main city of Cotonou, November 17, 2011. Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY RELIGION)
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November 17, 2011
A girl washes the lid of a cooking pot amid the ruins of a market destroyed by city officials in Benin's...
Cotonou, Benin
Girl washes lid of a cooking pot amid the ruins of a market destroyed by city officials in Cotonou
A girl washes the lid of a cooking pot amid the ruins of a market destroyed by city officials in Benin's main city of Cotonou November 17, 2011. Vendors and local residents said police used bulldozers and razed the local market in an effort to tidy the city ahead of a three-day visit by Pope Benedict XVI starting on Friday. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 17, 2011
A woman receives communion during a morning mass at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman receives communion at Notre Dame cathedral in Cotonou
A woman receives communion during a morning mass at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 17, 2011. Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION)
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November 17, 2011
A woman prays beside a statue at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 17,...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman prays beside a statue at Notre Dame cathedral in Cotonou
A woman prays beside a statue at Notre Dame cathedral in Benin's economic capital Cotonou November 17, 2011. Pope Benedict will visit the cathedral on Friday at the start of a three-day visit to Benin, his second trip as pontiff to Africa after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 16, 2011
A vendor fills bottles with fuel in Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is...
Cotonou, Benin
A vendor fills bottles with fuel in Benin's capital Cotonou
A vendor fills bottles with fuel in Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
Samuel Amoo, 26, works out during a training session at the Afro Boxing Club in the Akpakpa neighbourhood...
Cotonou, Benin
Amoo works out during a boxing training session in Benin's capital Cotonou
Samuel Amoo, 26, works out during a training session at the Afro Boxing Club in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: SPORT BOXING SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
Boys train at the Afro Boxing Club in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November...
Cotonou, Benin
Boys train at the Afro Boxing Club in Benin's capital Cotonou
Boys train at the Afro Boxing Club in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: SPORT BOXING SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
Children play a game on the street with two boys dressed up in masks and outfits in the Akpakpa neighbourhood...
Cotonou, Benin
Children play a street game in Benin's capital Cotonou
Children play a game on the street with two boys dressed up in masks and outfits in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
Girls collect water at night in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011....
Cotonou, Benin
Girls collect water at night in Benin's capital Cotonou
Girls collect water at night in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
A woman dries fish at a market in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16,...
Cotonou, Benin
A woman dries fishat a market in Benin's capital Cotonou
A woman dries fish at a market in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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November 16, 2011
Women sit on a fishing boat in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011....
Cotonou, Benin
Women sit on a fishing boat in Benin's capital Cotonou
Women sit on a fishing boat in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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November 16, 2011
Fishing boats sit on the water in front of houses in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou,...
Cotonou, Benin
Fishing boats sit on the water in Benin's capital Cotonou
Fishing boats sit on the water in front of houses in the Akpakpa neighbourhood of Benin's capital Cotonou, November 16, 2011. Pope Benedict XVI is due to arrive in Benin on Friday, for a three-day visit, his second to Africa, after visiting Cameroon and Angola in 2009. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (BENIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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January 10, 2009
Voodoo worshippers dance at the shore of Quidah beach during the annual voodoo festival in Benin January...
Benin, Benin
Voodoo worshippers dance at shore of Quidah beach during annual voodoo festival in Benin
Voodoo worshippers dance at the shore of Quidah beach during the annual voodoo festival in Benin January 10, 2009. The festival is celebrated every year in Benin to mark the symbolic point of no return from where hundreds of thousands of African slaves were taken to the western world. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (BENIN)
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