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Caption: Young Fulani woman In the village market of Bourro in northern Burkina Faso. The Fulani are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, crisscrossing the Sahel season after season in search of fresh water and green pastures for their cattle and other livestock.

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Young Fulani woman In the village market of Bourro in northern Burkina Faso.  The Fulani are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, crisscrossing the Sahel season after season in search of fresh water and green pastures for their cattle and other livestock. In the village market of Bourro in northern Burkina Faso, a Fulani woman carries her son on her back in traditional African fashion.  The Fulani are traditionally nomadic pastoralists, crisscrossing the Sahel season after season in search of fresh water and green pastures for their cattle and other livestock. In the village of Kalabougou near Segou, Mali, women of the numu blacksmiths population have worked for centuries as traditional potters.  A 7-day fabrication cycle leads to the weekly Saturday afternoon firing of the kilns, in which large stacks of pots are covered with grass and set on fire. Mother and children sit under a mosquito net in Kano, Nigeria.  Distributed by Nigeria's largest indigenous NGO, the Society for Family Health, long-lasting insecticide-treated mosquito nets prevent malaria. In the town of Djibo in northern Burkina Faso, young "doohoobe" (people who sing "doohaali") dance in traditional fashion. The men and women each form a line facing each other, rhythmically shuffling towards and then away from each other. The women clap their hands and sing as the men "dooho," or sing a distinct, deep rhythmic chant. The man in the purple turban plays a calabash (a form of drum), as the other men hold "cabbi," sticks which are used when herding cattle. "Doohaali" is a distinct form of music practiced only by the Fulani in Djelgooji, a particular area of Burkina Faso. The young men in this image are the winners of a regional music and arts competition, going on to perform at Burkina Faso's 2010 "Semaine Nationale de la Culture" (SNC) in Bobo-Dioulasso.  The women clapping at left are members of the community who have joined in the nighttime fun. A young Fulani boy in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso wraps a turban around his head in traditional nomadic fashion.  The turban protects from the harsh dust and wind of the Harmattan season.

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