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Bele Kwara , Niger : July 13 , 2007 . Zalika Amadou , Daughter Of The Former Chi ...

Bele Kwara , Niger : July 13 , 2007 . Zalika Amadou , Daughter Of The Former Chi ...

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Description: Bele Kwara , Niger : July 13 , 2007 . Zalika Amadou , daughter of the former chief of Bele Kwara , no longer lives in the village , but has returned for a visit . Zalika sports the traditional Fulani facial scarring that is considered beautiful . The scarring is done with a razor blade , and charcoal powder mixed with cream is rubbed into the fresh wound to create the darkened effect . Zalika also has had her lower lip and chin died black . This is fdone by piercing the lip with a needle in multiple locations , and then rubbing ground tree seeds into the dried wounds to blacken them .

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