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Durbur: Zaria, Nigeria.


The Durbar festival takes place in Northern Nigeria and is a spectacular parade of horsemen. The men gather to pay homage to the Emir during celebrations of Sallah and on special occasions. During the Durbar the horsemen parade and charge wielding swords and guns in memory of ancient times when the Emirs were all powerful.

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Zaria Durbur: photos by Jeremy Weate – Naijablog


  • learner

    Wonderful.A rich lesson in life.

  • Andrea Capachietti

    To Whom It May Concern,
    I would like to share this photo with elementary school age children living in a major city in Los Angeles.
    I seek permission to download the photo for educational purposes.
    Thank you.

  • Andrea,
    All content on this blog is published under a Creative Commons license, which means that you’re welcome to use these photos as long as you please credit the original source.
    Best regards,

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