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Tuareg woman

A Tuareg woman with painted face attends the "Cure Salee" festival in Ingal. Tuareg, Peul and Wodaabe nomads congregate each year at the salt flats around the northern oasis town of Ingal for the "Cure Salee" (salt cure), where their camels, cattle, sheep and goats drink the mineral-rich water after months on the move. Niger's nomads have held the three-day long event for centuries to mark the end of the rains, exchanging news and information amid music and dance as they prepare their animals over several weeks for the dry season. Reuters photo