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KINSHASA, DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO - FEBRUARY 10: Senior Sapeurs shows his designer label clothes and shoes on a busy street while paying their respect to Stervos Nyarcos, the founder of the .kitendi religion., which means clothing in local language Lingala. Nyarcos was known as the leader of the Sape movement, at Gombe cemetery on February 10, 2012 in Kinshasa, DRC. The word Sapeur comes from SAPE, a French acronym for Société des Ambianceurs et Persons Élégants. or .Society of Revellers and Elegant People. and it also means, .to dress with elegance and style". Most of the young Sapeurs are unemployed, poor and live in harsh conditions in Kinshasa,  a city of about 10 million people. For many of them being a Sapeur means they can escape their daily struggles and dress like fashionable Europeans. Many hustle to build up their expensive collections. Most Sapeurs could never afford to visit Paris, and usually relatives send or bring clothes back to Kinshasa. (Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson)
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