Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini (C), the first born daughter of Swaziland's King Mswati III, dances during the annual reed dance at the royal residence of Ludzidzini at Lobamba village near Mbabane, Swaziland. Some 60 000 maidens participated in one of the most important traditional ceremonies in the kingdom, Mbabane, Swaziland

31 Aug 2008, Mbabane, Swaziland — Princess Sikhanyiso Dlamini (C), the first born daughter of Swaziland’s King Mswati III, dances during the annual reed dance at the royal residence of Ludzidzini at Lobamba village near Mbabane, Swaziland. Some 60 000 maidens participated in one of the most important traditional ceremonies in the kingdom. This year’s reed dance precedes ’40-40′ celebrations 06 September to jointly mark the king’s 40th birthday earlier this year and the 40th anniversary of Swaziland’s independence from Britain. Mswati has been criticized for spending some US$ 13 million dollars on a party many say the country can ill afford. — Image by © Jon Hrusa/epa/Corbis

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