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SOWETO, SOUTH AFRICA MARCH 8: Unidentified Zulu women dressed in traditional clothing stop the traffic as they are marching with about fifty virgins on a road on March 8, 2005 in Soweto, Johannesburg, South Africa. This to celebrate their virginity. The girls were earlier in the day checked if they were virgins or not. Soweto is South Africa?s largest township and it was founded about one hundred years to make housing available for black people south west of downtown Johannesburg. The estimated population is between 2-3 million. Many key events during the Apartheid struggle unfolded here, and the most known is the student uprisings in June 1976, where thousands of students took to the streets to protest after being forced to study the Afrikaans language at school. Soweto today is a mix of old housing and newly constructed townhouses. A new hungry black middle-class is growing steadily. Most residents work in Johannesburg but the last years many shopping malls has been built, and people are starting to spend their money in Soweto.  .(Photo by Per-Anders Pettersson/Getty Images).
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