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Torodi , Niger : July 12 , 2007 . A Woman In Southwestern Niger Sports The Tradi ...

Torodi , Niger : July 12 , 2007 . A Woman In Southwestern Niger Sports The Tradi ...

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Description: Torodi , Niger : July 12 , 2007 . A woman in southwestern Niger sports the traditional facial scarring of the Fulani people , 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 . She also has had her lower lip died black . This is done by piercing the lip with a needle in multiple locations , and then rubbing into the dried wounds the ground seeds of a certain tree to blacken it .

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