Reed Dance Festival in Swaziland
September 1, 2015 15:33 IST
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A maiden takes her turn to dance as others watch while preparing to deliver the reeds at Ludzidzini royal palace during the annual Reed Dance in Swaziland, August 30, 2015. During the eight day ceremony, virgin girls cut reeds and present them to the queen mother. The Reed Dance also allows Swaziland's King Mswati III to choose a wife if he wishes. Mswati currently has 15 wives.