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Young girls queuing to see the king - Kumasi

Kumasi has served during three centuries as royal capital of the Ashanti state. Today, the Asantehene (king), with no real polical power, is still revere by his people. During this ceremony, he receives homage from his subjects, as well as subservient chiefs.

 

Kumasi a été durant trois siècles la capitale du royaume ashanti. Aujourd'hui l'Asantehene (roi) n'a plus de vrai pouvoir politique mais continue d'être vénéré par la population. Durant cette cérémonie, il reçoit les hommages de ses sujets ainsi que de chefs vassaux.

 

© Jean-Christophe Huet

www.jeanchristophehuet.com

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Taken on October 17, 2010