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13 May 2009 / /

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Foto:Swazi maidens carry reeds during the annual reed dance at the royal residence of Ludzidzini in Lobamba village near Mbabane, Swaziland, 02 September 2007. More than 40 000 maidens danced in front of King Mswati III in one of the most important ceremonies in the deeply traditional kingdom. Mswati, who already has 13 wives, sometimes controversially uses the occasion to select a new bride. Africa's last absolute monarch, the 39-year-old Mswati features in the Forbes list of the world’s 15 wealthiest royals as its youngest member and the only one from sub-Saharan Africa, with a net worth of some $200 million. EPA/JON HRUSA


North Korean troops performance during 'Arirang' festival at the 150,000-capacity May Day stadium in Pyongyang on 06 October 2005. North Korea celebrated the 60th anniversary of the founding of its Workers' Party with a vow to stick to its policy of "songun," or military first, saying the policy of giving priority to reinforcing military power is essential to build a self-reliant country. AFP PHOTO/KIM JAE-HWAN



The New Zealand rugby team perform the Hakka dance after winning the Malaysia Rugby Sevens tournament at Petaling Jaya Stadium in Kuala Lumpur, 28 April 2002. New Zealand won the final 29-05 over South Africa to secure the team of their third consecutive world sevens series title. EPA PHOTO AFPI AHMAD YUSNI



Thai dancers perform under heavy rain during the opening ceremony of the 2007 Asian Cup soccer tournament before the Group A match between Thailand vs Iraq at Rajamangala Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, 07 July 2007. Thailand along with Vietnam, Malaysia and Indonesia are hosting the AFC Asian Cup 2007 soccer tournament which takes place from 07th to 29 July 2007. EPA/NARONG SANGNAK



Swazi maidens carry reeds during the annual reed dance at the royal residence of Ludzidzini in Lobamba village near Mbabane, Swaziland, 02 September 2007. More than 40 000 maidens danced in front of King Mswati III in one of the most important ceremonies in the deeply traditional kingdom. Mswati, who already has 13 wives, sometimes controversially uses the occasion to select a new bride. Africa's last absolute monarch, the 39-year-old Mswati features in the Forbes list of the world’s 15 wealthiest royals as its youngest member and the only one from sub-Saharan Africa, with a net worth of some $200 million. EPA/JON HRUSA



Whirling dervishes perform during a 'Seb-i Arus' ceremony at Abdi Ipekci Arena in Istanbul, Turkey, 15 December 2007. This year is the 800th anniversary of the birth of Sufi mystic poet Rumi or Mevlana. The 13th-century poet Mevlana Jalal al-Din al-Rumi is an illustrious personage of Sufism, the mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and love. 'Seb-i Arus' means reunited with the Beloved One. Mevlana's death is considered in Sufism to be his reunion with God. EPA/SEDAT SUNA



AMSTERDAM - In de Amsterdamse binnenstad wordt zaterdag de jaarlijkse Canal Pride gehouden, de boottocht die traditiegetrouw de Gay Pride afsluit. ANP PHOTO KOEN VAN WEEL



AMSTERDAM - In de Amsterdamse binnenstad wordt zaterdag de jaarlijkse Canal Pride gehouden, de boottocht die traditiegetrouw de Gay Pride afsluit. ANP PHOTO KOEN VAN WEEL


Tens of thousands of synchronised performers hold a grand gymnastic and artistic performance "Arirang" at the May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, North Korea, 04 August 2008. "Arirang" is a distinctive style of mass performance that North Korea has made its own with a colourful mixture of song, dance, marching and grand formations. EPA/KCNA



A picture made available 11 October 2008 of the Arirang performance held at May Day Stadium in Pyongyang, capital of North Korea 08 October 2008. The Grand Mass Gymnastics and Artistic Performance Arirang are held in the Rungnado May Day Stadium in Pyongyang from 4th August until 10th October 2008. The opening event of the two month festival are the mass games, which are famed for the huge mosaic pictures created by thousands of very well trained and disciplined school children, each holding up coloured cards, accompanied by complex and highly choreographed group routines performed by tens of thousands of gymnasts and dancers. EPA/WU HONG



US-art-sex-society-economy-finance Mosh, a professional fetish model, poses for attendees of Dr Sketchy's 'anti-art school' drawing session in New York's East Village, November 22, 2008. Dr Sketchy, the brainchild of US illustrator Molly Crabapple, offers to art students and lovers, an alternative from traditional drawing classes, which generally take place in sterile rooms with nude models and industrious atmosphere, transferring the clas to a burlesque atmosphere with fetish-theme models in which artists share their creations with friends, drinks and groovy music. Dr Sketchy?s gatherings are now appealing to worldwide artists as Crabapple?s idea is now attended worldwide from Tokyo to Glasgow via Paris, perfoming in over 50 cities worldwide. Crabapple, the 25-year-old inspiration behind Dr Sketchy's, says the goal is to bring back that romantic seediness of the Bohemian art world. AFP PHOTO/EMMANUEL DUNAND



Dancers of the Friedrichstadtpalast music hall pose for photographers after trying to break the record of the longest row of dancers by sitting in a row, in Berlin January 14, 2009. The attempt was sponsored by a local radio station. AFP PHOTO JOHN MACDOUGALL



US singer Tina Turner (C) performs with dancers on stage at the Lanxess Arena in Cologne on January 14, 2009, at the start of her European tour. AFP PHOTO DDP/ HENNING KAISER GERMANY OUT



16-year old US dancer Karen Johnson performs on stage during the final competition of the 37th Prix de Lausanne in Lausanne, Switzerland, 01 February 2009. Wijnen has been awarded a Prix de Lausanne Scholarship. The Prix de Lausanne is an internationally recognized competition for young dancers. Prizes awarded to the best finalists consist in scholarships granting free tuition in a world renowned dance school or dance. EPA/DOMINIC FAVRE



A group of dancers participate in the activities of the third week of the Encarnacion carnival, 375 Km from Asuncion, Paraguay, 14 February 2009. Paraguayan Carnival is held in February all around the country, the most popular are: Encarnacion, Villarica and Caacupe. EPA/Diego Benitez



A group of dancers participate in the activities of the third week of the Encarnacion carnival, 375 Km from Asuncion, Paraguay, 14 February 2009. Paraguayan Carnival is held in February all around the country, the most popular are: Encarnacion, Villarica and Caacupe. EPA/Diego Benitez



Haitian dancers during Carnival festivities on February 22, 2009. Carnival in Haiti concludes on the day of Mardi-Gras, also known as Fat-Tuesday. Haiti Carnival marks the beginning of one the holiest times of the year. It leads to a time of repentance and abstinence. AFP PHOTO / Thony BELIZAIRE.



Fetish freaks feature on the 'Hardcore Heaven' float during the 31st annual Gay and Lesbian Mardi Gras parade through Sydney on March 7, 2009. Over 9,700 dancers and 134 floats celebrated the culmination of the month-long festival of film, theatre, music and cultural events. AFP PHOTO/Torsten BLACKWOOD



Dancers of the British Dance Company Wayne McGregor, Random Dance, perform on stage during the annual Belgrade Dance Festival on April 3, 2009. AFP PHOTO / Andrej Isakovic



Members of the Ku Klux Klan dance ensemble rehearse for "Jerry Springer The Opera" at the Sydney Opera House on April 21, 2009. Following success in London and New York, the smash hit multi-award-winning production with an eight piece band and 21 actors and based on the Jerry Springer talk show, opens it's Australian season in Sydney from April 21-26. AFP PHOTO / Greg WOOD



Aspiring dancers audition at Radio City Music Hall April 29, 2009 in New York for a chance to become a world-famous Radio City Rockette in the upcoming 2009 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The show will run November 13-December 30. 2009. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY



Aspiring dancers audition at Radio City Music Hall April 29, 2009 in New York for a chance to become a world-famous Radio City Rockette in the upcoming 2009 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. The show will run November 13-December 30. 2009. AFP PHOTO/ TIMOTHY A. CLARY



Dancers from the amateur troop "Contre Jour" (backlit) perform "Phrase de mur" (wall sentence) on May 3, 2009 in front of the Paris town hall. A "permanent march" has been launched by teachers of the Paris VIII university to protest against the government's planned reforms in universities. On May 4, at 0001 am, the march will have begun for 1,001 hours. AFP PHOTO / BORIS HORVAT



LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Burlesque dancer Bonita La Belle wears a small Mexican flag as she strips out of a traditional mariachi musician suit at the Lucha Vavoom Cinco de Mayan! show at the Mayan Theater on Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Lucha Vavoom combines elements of theatrical Mexican masked wrestling shows known as Lucha Libre with American burlesque. Cinco de Mayo, or May Fifth in Spanish, celebrates the unlikely victory of 5,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the the much better-equipped French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. In the US, Cinco de Mayo is often mistakenly equated with Mexican Independence which was on September 16, 1810. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP



LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 05: Burlesque dancer Bonita La Belle strips out of a traditional mariachi musician suit at the Lucha Vavoom Cinco de Mayan! show at the Mayan Theater on Cinco de Mayo, May 5, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. Lucha Vavoom combines elements of theatrical Mexican masked wrestling shows known as Lucha Libre with American burlesque. Cinco de Mayo, or May Fifth in Spanish, celebrates the unlikely victory of 5,000 ill-equipped Mestizo and Zapotec Indians led by General Ignacio Zaragoza over the the much better-equipped French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862 in Puebla, Mexico. In the US, Cinco de Mayo is often mistakenly equated with Mexican Independence which was on September 16, 1810. David McNew/Getty Images/AFP



The A-Town Dancers perform as the Atlanta Hawks play the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 11, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP



The A-Town Dancers perform as the Atlanta Hawks play the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 11, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP



ATLANTA - MAY 11: The A-Town Dancers perform as the Atlanta Hawks play the Cleveland Cavaliers during Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2009 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 11, 2009 in Atlanta, Georgia. Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP



Annabel Knight (C-L) and Bradley Chatfield (C-R), Melbourne dancers with the Sydney Dance Company, perform during a press call for the company's presentation of 360∫ by Spanish director Rafael Bonachela, in Melbourne on 13 May, 2009. Newly appointed Artist Director for the Sydney Dance Company, Barcelona-born Bonachela has been described as the ?hottest of international talent?. 360∫ has been praised for its beauty and innovation, as well as the energy and skills of the dancers, and has introduced Bonachela to Australian dance audiences for the first time. AFP PHOTO/William WEST



Annabel Knight and Bradley Chatfield Melbourne dancers with the Sydney Dance Company, perform during a press call for the company's presentation of 360∫ by Spanish director Rafael Bonachela, in Melbourne on 13 May, 2009. Newly appointed Artist Director for the Sydney Dance Company, Barcelona-born Bonachela has been described as the 'hottest of international talent'. 360∫ has been praised for its beauty and innovation, as well as the energy and skills of the dancers, and has introduced Bonachela to Australian dance audiences for the first time. AFP PHOTO/William WEST


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