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SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
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August 31, 2015
Swaziland's King Mswati III (3rd R) dance infront of Maidens during the last day of the Reed Dance at...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Swaziland's King Mswati III dance infront of Maidens during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
Swaziland's King Mswati III (3rd R) dance infront of Maidens during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QH0C
August 31, 2015
Locals and visitors watch Maidens as they gather for the the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Locals and visitors watch Maidens as they gather for the the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
Locals and visitors watch Maidens as they gather for the the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QH00
August 31, 2015
Four of King Mswati's 15 wives react during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Four of King Mswati's 15 wives react during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace...
Four of King Mswati's 15 wives react during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QGZY
August 31, 2015
One of King Mswati's 15 wives takes a selfie during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
One of King Mswati's 15 wives takes a selfie during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal...
One of King Mswati's 15 wives takes a selfie during the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QGZV
August 31, 2015
Visitors arrive for the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31,...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Visitors arrive for the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland
Visitors arrive for the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland, August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS/
RTX1QEY6
August 31, 2015
A maiden walks in a market ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A maiden walks in a market ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland...
A maiden walks in a market ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS/
RTX1QEY0
August 31, 2015
A young girl prepares herself to be photographed in a makeshift studio ahead of the last day of the Reed...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A young girl prepares herself to be photographed in a makeshift studio ahead of the last day of the Reed...
A young girl prepares herself to be photographed in a makeshift studio ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at Ludzidzini Royal Palace in Swaziland August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS/
RTX1QEWB
August 31, 2015
Maidens riding in the back of a dump truck arrive ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Maidens riding in the back of a dump truck arrive ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini...
Maidens riding in the back of a dump truck arrive ahead of the last day of the Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QBG9
August 30, 2015
A man and a boy walk past kraal reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland,...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A man and a boy walk past kraal reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland...
A man and a boy walk past kraal reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland, August 30, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE/
RTX1QBCF
August 30, 2015
Regiments keep an eye as maidens arrive to deliver reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Regiments keep an eye as maidens arrive to deliver reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual...
Regiments keep an eye as maidens arrive to deliver reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland, August 30, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SWAZILAND-ROYALS-REED-DANCE
RTX1QBCB
August 30, 2015
King Mswati III (C) arrives with his regiments after maidens delivered reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
King Mswati III arrives with his regiments after maidens delivered reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during...
King Mswati III (C) arrives with his regiments after maidens delivered reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland, August 30, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
SPORT-GAMES/BOXING
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July 26, 2014
Zack Davies of Wales (L) lands a punch on Thabiso Dlamini of Swaziland during their men's light welterweight...
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Zack Davies of Wales lands a punch on Thabiso Dlamini of Swaziland during their men's light welterweight...
Zack Davies of Wales (L) lands a punch on Thabiso Dlamini of Swaziland during their men's light welterweight boxing match at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, Scotland, July 26, 2014. REUTERS/Phil Noble (BRITAIN - Tags: SPORT BOXING TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWAZILAND-REED DANCE/
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August 31, 2011
A tourist poses for a picture as maidens take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A tourist poses for a picture as maidens take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland...
A tourist poses for a picture as maidens take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 28, 2011. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: ODDLY ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SWAZILAND-REED DANCE/
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August 31, 2011
A maiden takes part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 28, 2011. During the eight...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A maiden takes part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland
A maiden takes part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 28, 2011. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: ODDLY ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SWAZILAND-REED DANCE/
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August 31, 2011
Maidens look at sunglasses at a makeshift shop before taking part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Maidens look at sunglasses at a makeshift shop before taking part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
Maidens look at sunglasses at a makeshift shop before taking part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 29, 2011. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: ODDLY ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)
SWAZILAND/
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August 28, 2011
A young girl combs her hair as she prepares to take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland...
Mbabane, Swaziland
A young girl combs her hair as she prepares to take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland...
A young girl combs her hair as she prepares to take part in the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 28, 2011. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: SOCIETY)
SWAZILAND-PROTEST/
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March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane,the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, Swaziland
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane,the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND-PROTEST/
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March 18, 2011
A policewoman (R) yawns as she watches protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital,...
Mbabane, Swaziland
A policewoman yawns as she watches protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
A policewoman (R) yawns as she watches protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SWAZILAND/
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March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, Swaziland
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND/
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March 18, 2011
Policemen keep watch during a march by protesters in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011....
Mbabane, United Kingdom
Policemen keep watch during a march by protesters in Mbabane
Policemen keep watch during a march by protesters in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND/
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March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, United Kingdom
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND/
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March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, United Kingdom
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND/
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March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, United Kingdom
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
SWAZILAND-PROTEST/
RTR2K20W
March 18, 2011
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis...
Mbabane, United Kingdom
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane
Protesters take part in a march in Mbabane, the Swaziland capital, March 18, 2011. Thousands of Swazis marched on the prime minister's office on Friday in a rare protest to demand the resignation of the tiny southern African kingdom's government. Swaziland is in the grip of a serious financial crisis and civil servants fear they will not be paid this month after Africa's last absolute monarchy suffered a huge drop in income from the Southern African Customs Union. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: BUSINESS EMPLOYMENT POLITICS CIVIL UNREST)
Culture
Culture
Annual Reed Dance in Swaziland - 30 Aug 2010
14 PICTURES
SWAZILAND/
RTR2HQJF
August 31, 2010
A man dressed in traditional attire speaks on a cell phone during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A man dressed in traditional attire speaks on a cell phone during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini...
A man dressed in traditional attire speaks on a cell phone during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 30, 2010. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. Picture taken August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY ODDLY BUSINESS) FOR BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE: ALSO SEE GM1E71Q0D2H01
SWAZILAND/
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August 31, 2010
Swaziland's King Mswati III (front, C) dances with his regiment in front of maidens during the annual...
multiple cities, multiple countries
Swaziland's King Mswati III dances with his regiment in front of maidens during the annual Reed Dance...
Swaziland's King Mswati III (front, C) dances with his regiment in front of maidens during the annual Reed Dance at Ludzidzini in Swaziland August 30, 2010. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Mswati to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 13 wives. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND - Tags: ODDLY SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY ROYALS)
ZIMBABWE-POLITICS/
RTX9QYP
October 20, 2008
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (C) walks past Arthur Mutambara (L), head of the smaller Zimbabwe?s...
Mbabane, Swaziland
Zimbabwe's President Mugabe walks past Mutambara and Guebuza before start of SADC summit in Mbabane
Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe (C) walks past Arthur Mutambara (L), head of the smaller Zimbabwe?s MDC faction and Mozambique's President Armando Guebuza before the start of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) summit in Mbabane October 20, 2008. An emergency summit to try to end a deadlock in the formation of a unity government in Zimbabwe has been postponed until Oct. 27, the SADC said on Monday. The 15-nation regional body announced the delay in a statement in Swaziland, which was to host the meeting between Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe, leaders of the opposition MDC and representatives from South Africa and three other nations. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-ANNIVERSARY/
RTX8H1M
September 06, 2008
A Swazi boy sits in front of traditional shields during celebrations marking Swaziland's King Mswati...
Mbabane, Swaziland
A Swazi boy sits in front of traditional shields during celebrations marking Swaziland's King Mswati's...
A Swazi boy sits in front of traditional shields during celebrations marking Swaziland's King Mswati III's 40th birthday and the country's 40th year of independence at the Somhlolo national stadium outside Mbabane September 6, 2008. Swaziland, one of the world's last absolute monarchies, is holding a multi-million dollar celebration of the king's 40th birthday and its 40th year of independence on Saturday after rare protests over poverty. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EG8
September 04, 2008
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are seen at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EG2
September 04, 2008
A girl who competed with other bare-breasted virgins for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
A girl who competed with other bare-breasted virgins for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional...
A girl who competed with other bare-breasted virgins for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance is seen at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EFO
September 04, 2008
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are seen at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EFH
September 04, 2008
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are...
Bare-breasted virgins who competed for Swaziland King Mswati III's eye in a traditional Reed Dance are seen at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EEY
September 04, 2008
Three of King Mswati's 13 wives arrive for the traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace...
LUDZIDZINI, Swaziland
Three of King Mswati's 13 wives arrive for traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in...
Three of King Mswati's 13 wives arrive for the traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EEQ
September 04, 2008
Bare-breasted virgins competing for King Mswati III's eye take part in a traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini,...
Johannesburg, Swaziland
Bare-breasted virgins competing for King Mswati III's eye take part in traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini,...
Bare-breasted virgins competing for King Mswati III's eye take part in a traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND-REED/
RTX8EEJ
September 04, 2008
King Mswati III (C) walks surrounded by his Induna's (local chiefs) as bare-breasted virgins compete...
Johannesburg, Swaziland
King Mswati III walks surrounded by his Induna's as bare-breasted virgins compete for his eye in traditional...
King Mswati III (C) walks surrounded by his Induna's (local chiefs) as bare-breasted virgins compete for his eye in a traditional Reed Dance at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland August 31, 2008. Walking through the dense crowds in a leopard skin loin cloth, Sub-Saharan Africa's last absolute monarch was expected to choose his 14th wife. Critics say Mswati, who has courted controversy for his lavish lifestyle while two thirds of his subjects live in poverty, sets a bad example by encouraging polygamy and teenage sex in a country where about 40 percent of adults live with HIV. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko
Royals
Royals
Swaziland’s King Mswati III Celebrates 40th Birthday - 08 Sep 2008
30 PICTURES
SWAZILAND REED DANCE
RTR1GZD5
September 04, 2006
King Mswati III watches as thousands of maidens gather at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland,...
Mbabane, Swaziland
King Mswati III watches as thousands of maidens gather at Ludzidzini
King Mswati III watches as thousands of maidens gather at Ludzidzini, the royal palace in Swaziland, to deliver reeds to the king during the annual reed dance September 3, 2006. The reed dance allows the King to choose a wife, if he wishes. The king currently has 13 wives. Picture taken September 3, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (SWAZILAND)
SWAZILAND ANIMALS
RTR1GX1T
September 02, 2006
A zebra feeds its young at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland September 02, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe...
Mbabane, Swaziland
A zebra feeds its young at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland
A zebra feeds its young at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland September 02, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Swaziland)
SWAZILAND ANIMALS
RTR1GX1I
September 02, 2006
Impalas wrestle at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland September 02, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko...
Mbabane, Swaziland
Impalas wrestle at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland
Impalas wrestle at the Mlilwane game reserve in Swaziland September 02, 2006. REUTERS/Siphiwe Sibeko (Swaziland)
SWAZILAND
RTXNQA0
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at the annual Reed Dance held...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at the annual Reed Dance hel.....
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on [Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
ROYALS
RTXNQ9Z
August 29, 2005
Swaziland King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade past during the annual Reed Dance...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Swaziland King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade past during the annual Reed D.....
Swaziland King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade past during the annual Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on [Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
SWAZILAND
RTXNQ9Y
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's [King Mswati III ] at the annual Reed Dance...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's [King Mswati III ] at the annual Reed Dan.....
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's [King Mswati III ] at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on [Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
ROYALS
RTXNQ9X
August 29, 2005
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, [daughter of King Mswati III], leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens as they...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, [daughter of King Mswati III], leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens as .....
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, [daughter of King Mswati III], leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens as they parade past Swaziland's monarch at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on [Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
SWAZILAND
RTXNQ9W
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] a.....
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village in Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on [Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
SWAZILAND
RTXNQ9V
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] a.....
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of [King Mswati III] at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village in Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on [Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate.]
SWAZILAND
RTR1BIY1
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at...
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Lerato Maduna PICTURE TAKEN AUGUST 29, 2005 HIGH QUALITY FILE
SWAZILAND
RTR1B2A2
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at...
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Lerato Maduna HIGH QUALITY FILE
SWAZILAND
RTRLVEG
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at the...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at ......
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini royal village. Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Lerato Maduna ODLY
SWAZILAND
RTRLVEB
August 29, 2005
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, daughter of King Mswati III, leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens at the...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, daughter of King Mswati III, leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens at ......
Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, daughter of King Mswati III, leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens at the Ludzidzini royal village. Swazi Princess Sikhanyiso, daughter of King Mswati III, leads traditionally clad Swazi maidens as they parade past Swaziland's monarch at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Lerato Maduna
SWAZILAND
RTRLVCA
August 29, 2005
King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade during the annual Reed Dance in Ludzidzini...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade during the annual Reed Dance in ...
King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade during the annual Reed Dance in Ludzidzini royal village. Swaziland King Mswati III watches as traditionally clad maidens parade past during the annual Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Lerato Maduna
SWAZILAND
RTRLVBX
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's King at the annual Reed Dance in Ludzidzini...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's King at the annual Reed Dance in ...
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's King at the annual Reed Dance in Ludzidzini royal village. Traditionally clad Swazi maidens parade before Swaziland's King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village, August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the Swazi king's 13th bride, gathered on Monday for an ancient rite critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien
SWAZILAND
RTRLV9U
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at the...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at ......
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance at the Ludzidzini royal village. Traditionally clad Swazi maidens await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village in Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien
SWAZILAND
RTRLV9D
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles at the annual Reed Dance held at the ...
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village. Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village in Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien
SWAZILAND
RTRLV8Y
August 29, 2005
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of King Mswati III at the...
Ludzidzini Royal Village, Swaziland
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles at the Ludzidzini royal village.
Traditionally clad Swazi maidens clasp reed bundles as they await the arrival of King Mswati III at the annual Reed Dance held at the Ludzidzini royal village in Swaziland August 29, 2005. More than 50,000 bare-breasted virgins, many hoping to be the King of Swaziland's 13th wife on Monday in a ceremony which critics say ill befits a country with the world's highest HIV/AIDS rate. REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien MS/JJ
FOOD SUGAR AFRICA
RTRKU72
June 30, 2005
A worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital Mbabane June 30, 2005. Proposed reforms of the European...
Mbabane, Swaziland
Worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital Mbabane.
A worker harvests sugarcane near Swaziland's capital Mbabane June 30, 2005. Proposed reforms of the European Union sugar regime may help South Africa's sugar industry but for growers in Mozambique, Swaziland and elsewhere on the continent they could be trouble. The EU says it will slash the price it pays its own producers and selected developing nations who currently get a better price and preferential access to European markets. Sugar is Swaziland's biggest industry but if the EU's proposed price cuts are approved, many sugar growers will no longer be able to make a living. Photo taken June 30, 2005. REUTERS/Mujahid Safodien MH/CCK
MARIJUANA
RTXNLA0
June 22, 2005
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho...
Hhohho, Swaziland
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhoh.....
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho area in Swaziland May 22, 2005. Police say they they are fighting a losing battle to destroy crops of "Swazi Gold", prized for its potency around the world. Marijuana is the most lucrative cash crop for peasants struggling with drought, unemployment and HIV/AIDS.
MARIJUANA
RTXNL9Z
June 22, 2005
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho...
Hhohho, Swaziland
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhoh.....
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho area in Swaziland May 22, 2005. Police say they they are fighting a losing battle to destroy crops of "Swazi Gold", prized for its potency around the world. Marijuana is the most lucrative cash crop for peasants struggling with drought, unemployment and HIV/AIDS.
MARIJUANA
RTXNL9Y
June 22, 2005
A policeman shows seized marijuana at the police headquarters in the capital Mbabane, Swaziland May 23,...
Mbabane, Swaziland
A policeman shows seized marijuana at the police headquarters in the capital Mbabane, Swaziland May .....
A policeman shows seized marijuana at the police headquarters in the capital Mbabane, Swaziland May 23, 2005. Police say they they are fighting a losing battle to destroy crops of "Swazi Gold", prized for its potency around the world. Marijuana is the most lucrative cash crop for peasants struggling with drought, unemployment and HIV/AIDS.
MARIJUANA
RTXNL9X
June 22, 2005
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho...
Hhohho, Swaziland
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhoh.....
A peasant farmer tends to her crop of about 30 young marijuana plants in the country's northern Hhohho area in Swaziland May 22, 2005. Police say they they are fighting a losing battle to destroy crops of "Swazi Gold", prized for its potency around the world. Marijuana is the most lucrative cash crop for peasants struggling with drought, unemployment and HIV/AIDS.
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