Mysticism, Modernity Abound in Benin Voodoo Fest

Voodoo priestess Djbassi Manonwomin leads fellow worshippers of a mermaid deity to a Voodoo Festival in Ouidah, Benin, on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2013. Ouidah, considered the major cultural city in the West African nation of Benin, held its annual Voodoo Festival on Thursday.
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Some believe the fight over money launched a years-long insurrection by another man who claims he's the Voodoo pope by birth. That man celebrated his own Voodoo festival at a sports stadium in the city.


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