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Well of History - 19 May 2013 
Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. 
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May 22, 2013 
Bineta Ndiaye, 22, looks at herself in the mirror as her friend Coumba Faye, 19, fixes her hair in Faye's... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
Bineta Ndiaye looks at herself in the mirror as her friend Coumba Faye fixes her hair in Faye's house... 
Bineta Ndiaye, 22, looks at herself in the mirror as her friend Coumba Faye, 19, fixes her hair in Faye's house in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 22, 2013 
Coumba Faye, 19, fixes her headscarf in her house in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year,... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
Coumba Faye fixes her headscarf in her house in the village of Ndande 
Coumba Faye, 19, fixes her headscarf in her house in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of... 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. The well, called Kalom, was the site of historic battles in Senegalese history. According to local historian Baye Niass, the well dates back to the 16th century. Today there is no water in the former well and it is used for ceremonial purposes. Niass says the well measures 36m in depth and 11m in diameter. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of... 
A man ascends by bungee cords into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. The well, called Kalom, was the site of historic battles in Senegalese history. According to local historian Baye Niass, the well dates back to the 16th century. Today there is no water in the former well and it is used for ceremonial purposes. Niass says the well measures 36m in depth and 11m in diameter. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
Aminata Diop poses for a picture in her house in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
Aminata Diop poses for a picture in her house in the village of Ndande 
Aminata Diop poses for a picture in her house in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 22, 2013 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam chant prayers in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam chant prayers in the village of Ndande 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam chant prayers in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A convenience store housed in a colonial-era building is seen in the village of Ndande May 18, 2013.... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A convenience store housed in a colonial-era building is seen in the village of Ndande 
A convenience store housed in a colonial-era building is seen in the village of Ndande May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A boy rides a horse in front of a colonial-era train station in disuse in the village of Ndande, May... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A boy rides a horse in front of a colonial-era train station in disuse in the village of Ndande 
A boy rides a horse in front of a colonial-era train station in disuse in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A colonial-era train station in disuse is seen in the village of Ndande, May 18 2013. Every year, inhabitants... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A colonial-era train station in disuse is seen in the village of Ndande 
A colonial-era train station in disuse is seen in the village of Ndande, May 18 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam attend a prayer session in the village of Ndande, May 18,... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam attend a prayer session in the village of Ndande 
People from the Mouride sect of Sufi Islam attend a prayer session in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
Aziz Faye sits on a couch in his house in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
Faye sits on a couch in his house in the village of Ndande 
Aziz Faye sits on a couch in his house in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
People watch a man descend into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of Ndande,... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
People watch a man descend into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of Ndande... 
People watch a man descend into a large former well during a traditional ceremony in the village of Ndande, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. The well, called Kalom, was the site of historic battles in Senegalese history. According to local historian Baye Niass, the well dates back to the 16th century. Today there is no water in the former well and it is used for ceremonial purposes. Niass says the well measures 36m in depth and 11m in diameter. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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May 22, 2013 
People watch a traditional ceremony taking place in a large former well in the village of Ndande, Senegal,... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
People watch a traditional ceremony taking place in a large former well in the village of Ndande 
People watch a traditional ceremony taking place in a large former well in the village of Ndande, Senegal, May 19, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. The well, called Kalom, was the site of historic battles in Senegalese history. According to local historian Baye Niass, the well dates back to the 16th century. Today there is no water in the former well and it is used for ceremonial purposes. Niass says the well measures 36m in depth and 11m in diameter. Picture taken May 19, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) 
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May 22, 2013 
A child walks on a path in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village... 
NDANDE, Senegal 
A child walks on a path in the village of Ndande 
A child walks on a path in the village of Ndande, May 18, 2013. Every year, inhabitants of the village take part in a Sufi Muslim ceremony called Gamou-Ndande. The ceremony combines nights of praying and chanting as well as traditionally animist ceremonies. Picture taken May 18, 2013. REUTERS/Joe Penney (SENEGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) 
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