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In pictures: Womad festival 2017

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image captionThe brainchild of Peter Gabriel, Wiltshire's annual Womad (World of Music Arts and Dance) festival, which ended in the early hours of Monday morning, attracts more than 35,000 people to more than 200 performances by more than 100 artists from nearly 50 countries, at the Charlton Park Estate, near Malmesbury.
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image captionGrupo Canalon de Timbiqui combine Afro-Colombian rhythms and melodies.
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image captionNidia Gongora fronts the five female singers backed by all manner of percussion.
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image captionThe line separating audience and artist becomes blurred at Hip Yak Poetry Shack's public poetry slam.
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image captionZiggy P plays xylophone at Womad's World of Kids.
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image captionThe site-wide Kids' Parade showcases the colourful and creative interpretations of this year’s theme: earth, water, fire and air.
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image captionFlamboyant Gothenburg band Goat hide their identities behind masks.
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image captionA whirling dervish dances himself dizzy while Noureddine Khourchid, accompanied by six other Syrian singer-musicians, performs a series of sacred Sufi songs known as "inshads".
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image captionLadysmith Black Mombazo sing soothing songs of hope and devotion in the choral tradition of black South Africa.
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image captionThe nine-piece male voice choir rose to international prominence after featuring on Paul Simon's Graceland in 1986.

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