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    Pieter Hugo Street Hyena Lagos

    "These photographs came about after a friend emailed me an image taken on a cellphone through a car window in Lagos, Nigeria, which depicted a group of men walking down the street with a hyena in chains. A few days later I saw the image reproduced in a South African newspaper with the caption ‘The Streets of Lagos’. Nigerian newspapers reported that these men were bank robbers, bodyguards, drug dealers, debt collectors. Myths surrounded them. It turned out that they were a group of itinerant minstrels, performers who used the animals to entertain crowds and sell traditional medicines. The animal handlers were all related to each other and were practising a tradition passed down from generation to generation." (lire la suite)
    Avec une population qui grandit de 4,4% par an, Lagos deviendra la première mégalopole d'Afrique ; c'est sur ce continent que devrait se trouver la majorité des plus grandes agglomérations du monde d'ici 2030.

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