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An unidentified Xhosa boy relaxes in a hut, a few hours before he is starting a traditional manhood ceremony on December 21, 2000 in Lady Frere, a rural village in South Africa. The ceremony lasts for about six weeks starting with a circumcision. The wound has to be healed in a natural way, and elders guide the boys during the ceremony, which is to prepare them for adulthood. Former South African president Nelson Mandela went trough the ceremony when he was young.
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