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Popo Carnival: Bonoua bursts out in colour

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Kissi Emmanuel (C), elected the "most handsome man" smiles during a parade at the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. The carnival has its origins in the changes that Aboure youths in Bonoua introduced to the annual festival of yams. (Reuters)



Miss Popo Carnival Yobo Zena Marie Lorraine (2nd L) sits with other candidates during a parade at the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. The carnival has its origins in the changes that Aboure youths in Bonoua introduced to the annual festival of yams. (Reuters)



People take part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. The carnival has its origins in the changes that Aboure youths in Bonoua introduced to the annual festival of yams.(Reuters)



People take part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)


Men dressed as women, other people in costumes and a dog joins a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. The carnival has its origins in the changes that Aboure youths in Bonoua introduced to the annual festival of yams. (Reuters)



A participant carrying cocoa pods takes part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)



People take part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)


Youth with a painted face sings in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)



People take part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)



Participants take part in a parade during the Popo (Mask) Carnival of Bonoua, in the east of Abidjan, April 18, 2015. (Reuters)