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Nigeria river festival begins

25 August 2012 Last updated at 00:24 BST

Hundreds of people have gathered to worship Yoruba gods in Nigeria's south-western state of Osun as part of the annual river festival.

Oshun is a revered deity in the region where people from across Nigeria and further afield make the journey every August.

The celebrations are becoming so well-known that it is now becoming more than just a religious event, as Tomi Oladipo reports.