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Butterfly hunting in Central African Republic
Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics.
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunter Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, holds a butterfly he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunter Ndakpa-Dack holds a butterfly he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of...
Butterfly hunter Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, holds a butterfly he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics at a house in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013....
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics at a house in Bangui
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics at a house in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterflies congregate on dog faeces set by butterfly hunters in Bangui, Central African Republic, December...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterflies congregate on dog faeces set by butterfly hunters in Bangui
Butterflies congregate on dog faeces set by butterfly hunters in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. The hunters use palm wine, urine and dog feces as traps to attract the butterflies. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, gathers butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunter Memikata gathers butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of...
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, gathers butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history,...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history,...
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history, is seen in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, holds out butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunter Memikata holds out butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south...
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, holds out butterflies he caught in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A finished work of butterfly wing art showing the Central African Republic flag is seen in Bangui, Central...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A finished work of butterfly wing art showing the Central African Republic flag is seen in Bangui
A finished work of butterfly wing art showing the Central African Republic flag is seen in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS POLITICS)
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December 04, 2013
Dieupourvoit Dack, 20, hunts for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Dieupourvoit Dack, 20, hunts for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui
Dieupourvoit Dack, 20, hunts for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who make them into mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history,...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history,...
A finished work of butterfly wing art representing historic figures in Central African Republic's history, is seen in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly wing apprentice makes a mosaic in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics in Bangui
Butterfly wing artists make mosaics in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY)
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December 04, 2013
A butterfly wing artist cuts up wings to make mosaics in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2,...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly wing artist cuts up wings to make mosaics in Bangui
A butterfly wing artist cuts up wings to make mosaics in Bangui, Central African Republic, December 2, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 2, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunters Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, (L) and Didier Memikata, 48, walk home after a hunt in Botimbo...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunters Ndakpa-Dack and Memikata walk home after a hunt in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Butterfly hunters Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, (L) and Didier Memikata, 48, walk home after a hunt in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
A rare butterfly worth $600 according to collector Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, sits on a table in Bangui, Central...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A rare butterfly worth $600 according to collector Ndakpa-Dack, sits on a table in Bangui
A rare butterfly worth $600 according to collector Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, sits on a table in Bangui, Central African Republic, November 30, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken November 30, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, kills a butterfly he caught in his net in Botimbo village, 30 km...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunter Memikata kills a butterfly he caught in his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, kills a butterfly he caught in his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, holds out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, holds out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of...
Butterfly hunter Didier Memikata, 48, holds out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunters Didier Memikata, 48, (L) and Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, hunt for butterflies in Botimbo...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunters Memikata and Ndakpa-Dack hunt for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km south of Bangui...
Butterfly hunters Didier Memikata, 48, (L) and Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, hunt for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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December 04, 2013
Butterfly hunters Didier Memikata, 48, (L) and Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, hunt for butterflies in Botimbo...
Bangui, Central African Republic
Butterfly hunters Memikata and Ndakpa-Dack hunt for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles)...
Butterfly hunters Didier Memikata, 48, (L) and Devigny Ndakpa-Dack, 52, hunt for butterflies in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who use the wings to make mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY)
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December 04, 2013
A butterfly hunter sticks out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African...
Bangui, Central African Republic
A butterfly hunter sticks out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui
A butterfly hunter sticks out his net in Botimbo village, 30 km (19 miles) south of Bangui, Central African Republic, December 1, 2013. Mosaics made out of butterfly wings are a popular art form in Central African Republic. Professional butterfly hunters gather butterflies in the forest outside Bangui, then sell them to artists, who make them into mosaics. Picture taken December 1, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY ENVIRONMENT BUSINESS)
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