OUIDAH, BENIN - JANUARY 10: A Nigerian 'Voodoo Spirit' dances during a ceremony on January 10, 2012 in Ouidah, Benin. Each spirit represents the reincarnation of a dead member of the Nigerian 'Nagu' clan. Ouidah is Benin's Voodoo heartland, and thought to be the spiritual birthplace of Voodoo or Vodun as it known in Benin. Shrouded in mystery and often misunderstood, Voodoo was acknowledged as an official religion in Benin in 1989, and is increasing in popularity with around 17 percent of the population following it. A week of activity centred around the worship of Voodoo culminates on the 10th of January when people from across Benin as well as Togo and Nigeria decend on the town for the annual Voodoo festival. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)
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January 21st, 2019
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