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Gerewol beauty contest

Duration: 02:19

Producer/Director Tuppence Stone describes Gerewol, an extraordinary male beauty contest held by the Wodaabe people in Niger. The prize for the winners is the pick of any of the girls. Photography: Timothy Allen.

Available since: Tue 19 Oct 2010

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Human Planet Deserts - Life in the Furnace

2/8 A look at how the eternal quest for water brings huge challenges and ingenious solutions.

First broadcast: 20 Jan 2011

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