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Zimbabwe Carnival: Celebration of culture and creativity

AP

Published : Sep 13, 2017, 10:04 am IST
Updated : Oct 18, 2017, 7:53 pm IST
Harare international carnival is a series of programmes and festivities aimed at advancing arts, culture and heritage of Zimbabwe. According to the tourism authority of the country, it is aimed at celebrating diversity, getting communities together, getting to know another in the love and harmony that builds Zimbabwe into a peaceful and promising place for everyone. (Photo: AP)
Harare international carnival is a series of programmes and festivities aimed at advancing arts, culture and heritage of Zimbabwe. According to the tourism authority of the country, it is aimed at celebrating diversity, getting communities together, getting to know another in the love and harmony that builds Zimbabwe into a peaceful and promising place for everyone. (Photo: AP)
Brazilan Samba dancers perform on stage during the Harare International Carnival in the capital. The carnival has attracted countries such as Brazil, India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, the United Kingdom and Zambia to participate. (Photo: AP)
Brazilan Samba dancers perform on stage during the Harare International Carnival in the capital. The carnival has attracted countries such as Brazil, India, Nigeria, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Egypt, Ghana, Indonesia, Italy, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, the United Kingdom and Zambia to participate. (Photo: AP)
While the international carnival aimed at boosting the local tourism industry has was criticised for being held in economically troubled Zimbabwe. Some viewed the Harare festivities, which ended Sunday and featured artists and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and elsewhere, as a relief from the struggle to get by in the southern African country. (Photo: AP)
While the international carnival aimed at boosting the local tourism industry has was criticised for being held in economically troubled Zimbabwe. Some viewed the Harare festivities, which ended Sunday and featured artists and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and elsewhere, as a relief from the struggle to get by in the southern African country. (Photo: AP)
In 2017, the commemorations expected to foster a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable approach that can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe. (Photo: AP)
In 2017, the commemorations expected to foster a change in policies, business practices and consumer behavior towards a more sustainable approach that can contribute to the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals in Zimbabwe. (Photo: AP)
Malawi traditional nyau dancers greet people on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival in the capital. The festival is set to achieve high “Gross National Happiness” for the Zimbabwean people by 2020. (Photo: AP)
Malawi traditional nyau dancers greet people on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival in the capital. The festival is set to achieve high “Gross National Happiness” for the Zimbabwean people by 2020. (Photo: AP)
A dancer from Egypt performs on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival. Sweden, Namibia, Egypt, Botswana, Nigeria, UK, Angola, Kenya, South Africa, Indonesia, Jamaica, Italy and Japan were a few of the countries that participated this year. (Photo: AP)
A dancer from Egypt performs on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival. Sweden, Namibia, Egypt,
 Botswana, Nigeria, UK,
 Angola, Kenya, South Africa,
 Indonesia, Jamaica, Italy and Japan were a few of the countries that participated this year. (Photo: AP)
A traditional Zimbabwean nyau dancers prepare to perform on the streets of Harare during the Harare International Carnival in the capital. Some viewed the Harare festivities, which ended Sunday and featured artists and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and elsewhere, as a relief from the struggle to get by in the southern African country. (Photo: AP)
A traditional Zimbabwean nyau dancers prepare to perform on the streets of Harare during the Harare International Carnival in the capital. Some viewed the Harare festivities, which ended Sunday and featured artists and dancers from Brazil, Cuba, Egypt and elsewhere, as a relief from the struggle to get by in the southern African country. (Photo: AP)
A Zimbabwean street performer wears a suit made from glass on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival in the capital. (Photo: AP)
A Zimbabwean street performer wears a suit made from glass on the streets of Harare during the International Carnival in the capital. (Photo: AP)

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