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Ludzidzini, Swaziland, Africa - Annual Umhlanga, or reed dance ceremony, in which up to 100,000 young Swazi women gather to celebrate their virginity and honor the queen mother during the 8 day long event.
King Mswati III , Africa's last absolute monarch, reviews the dancing maidens . He often selects a new wife from among the girls at the event.
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Ludzidzini, Swaziland, Africa - Annual Umhlanga, or reed dance ceremony, in which up to 100,000 young Swazi women gather to celebrate their virginity and honor the queen mother during the 8 day long event.<br />
King Mswati III , Africa's last absolute monarch, reviews the dancing maidens .  He often selects a new wife from among the girls at the event.