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Mbuti boys wait to be whipped during an initiation into manhood. The Salate is at the end of the nKumbi Pygmy manhood ritual. The men watch over Pygmy boys who have been secluded for 5 months preparing for this ritual.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005