Picture of the day: TUAREG men on camels during the “Cure Salee” festival

Tuareg men parade on camels during the “Cure Salee” (salt cure) festival on September 17, 2011. Tuareg, Peul and Wodaabe nomads congregate each year at the salt flats around the northern oasis town of Ingal for the Cure Salee, where their camels, cattle, sheep and goats drink the mineral-rich water after months on the move. Niger’s nomads have held the three-day-long event for centuries to mark the end of the rains, exchanging news and information amid music and dance as they prepare their animals over several weeks for the dry season. (Reuters)

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