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Circumcision ritual Credit@JamesNachtwey

The secret rite of passage of the Xhosa people – they smear white clay over their bodies as they heal from the ritual circumcision. Credit@JamesNachtwey

The secret rite of passage of the Xhosa people – they smear white clay over their bodies as they heal from the ritual circumcision. Credit@JamesNachtwey