Photographs of the women and girls who dance bare breasted and in short skirts and some with no underwear in front of Swaziland's absolute monarch King Mswati III at the traditional Reed Dance are appearing on pornography websites across the world. The half-naked dancers, some as young as 11, are also said to be attracting 'sex tourists' to the kingdom. Also, some of King Mswati's American backers told him the sight of a middle-age man watching tens of thousands of semi-clothed women dance for him gave Swaziland a bad image as there was an obvious 'sexual undertone' to it. The next annual Reed Dance also known as Umhlanga takes place in Swaziland renamed Eswatini by King Mswati on his fiftieth birthday earlier this year on Monday 3 September
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Rio das Pedras, Brazil — Seven white and silver mini-buses pull up to a two-storey warehouse, one after the other. Smoking on the sidewalk of the pothole-ridden road, local teenagers and adults watch, bewildered, as dozens of Australian, German, British, American, and French tourists pile out. Inside the party, two DJs spin heart-pounding, electronic beats. The sound pours out of massive speakers affixed to the walls, as hundreds of partiers dance, some in choreographed unison, under strobe lights.
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