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Stories from Igbo-Ora, the town with the highest birth rate of twins in the world
Igbo-Ora in Nigeria has one of the highest birth rates of twins in the world. But there is deep suspicion of twins in some communities, who believe the powerful twin spirit will bring bad luck. Photographers Bendicte Kurzen and Sanne de Wilde have been documenting twins and their stories, and visited a twin orphanage near Abuja, to help generate a more positive attitude.

Photo: Young twins photographed at an Abuja orphanage. Credit: Benedicte Kurzen & Sanne De Wilde / NOOR