Photographer's Note

Zanzibar is an island in the proximity of Eastern Africa, in the Indian Ocean. It is part of the Tanzania federation, which comprises the mainland, Tanganyika, and the island of Zanzibar. The two had been unified under the name "Tan-zania" in 1964 after their independence from Great Britain.

Zanzibar used to be the seat of the historical Oman State and the centre of African slavery. Thus, it became a colorful mixture, with the Islamic religion being the unifying force. Unlike the mainland, it is 99% Muslim. It has its own parliament.

We met a group of ladies with their children on our way to the western shore of the island. In order to free their hands, all women were carrying their stuff on their heads.

Cropped, increased sharpness and saturation.

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Additional Photos by Erdem Kutukoglu (Suppiluliuma) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 266 W: 105 N: 604] (3931)
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