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Two women who are members of a local Baptist church in Gbintiri, Ghana. The women sell yams for a living in the town’s large open-air market in northeastern Ghana. IMB Photo

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A teenaged girl runs her maize through the grinding mill in the village of Kolinvaai, Ghana. The grain is ground multiple times to achieve a fine flour which is used to make tuo zaafi (tz), the staple food in the northern Ghana. IMB Photo

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A teenaged girl runs her maize through the grinding mill in the village of Kolinvaai, Ghana. The grain is ground multiple times to achieve a fine flour which is used to make tuo zaafi (tz), the staple food in the northern Ghana. IMB Photo

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Crowds rush together to light their torches during the annual Fire Festival (Bugum Kyuu) in Nalerigu, Ghana. The event is a centuries-old tradition among the Mamprusi and many other ethnic groups of Ghana’s north. In towns and villages across the region, crowds will gather at chiefs’ palaces where they will ceremonially light the first torch, wave it around their heads thrice and throw it to the ground. Some superstitiously believe that doing this brings good luck in the new year. IMB Photo

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A Deaf man sells jeans and trousers in the central market in Nalerigu, Ghana. IMB Photo

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Salifu, a Mamprusi and elder of his local Baptist church, stands outside his courtyard in his small village in northern Ghana. IMB Photo

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Members of the Nalerigu chapter of the Northern Christian Chiefs Association hold their Bibles after a group meeting. Represented among the five men are three different Ghanaian people groups: Mamprusi, Bimoba and Kusasi. IMB Photo

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Portrait of a Mamprusi man in Nalerigu, Ghana. IMB Photo

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A woman in Ghana dances during a celebration in her village.

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Portrait of a Mamprusi man in Nalerigu, Ghana.

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Mamprusi children pose for a portrait in northeastern Ghana.

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Drummers and dancers perform outside the Mamprusi paramount chief’s palace in Nalerigu, Ghana, during the annual Damba Festival.

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Portrait of Mamprusi female chief in the village of Samni in northeastern Ghana.

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Portrait of a Mamprusi man in northern Ghana.

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A Mamprusi elder at a traditional Damba dance in northeastern Ghana.

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Medical volunteers interact with a Mamprusi dancer during a week-long celebration for the Baptist Medical Centre’s 50th anniversary in Nalerigu, Ghana.

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Mamprusi drummers and their ‘talking drums’ lead a parade through the town of Nalerigu, Ghana, in celebration of the Baptist Medical Centre’s 50th anniversary.

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