Topless virgins parade in front of Swazi king to celebrate chastity and unity.
Thousands of bare-breasted young Swazi women paraded themselves in front of their king in a lavish ceremony to celebrate chastity and unity.
Dressed in beaded skirts, clutching machetes and mobile phones, women and girls danced and sang tribute to the king and the queen mother - also known as the Great She-Elephant - in a traditional Umhlanga Reed Dance to celebrate womanhood and virginity.
Those taking part dismissed criticism of the extravagant celebrations, which took place in one of Africa's poorest countries, ruled by the continent's last absolute monarch.
|I can't quite figure out what this whole machete thing is all about. You can look but you better not touch? If the Occupy protesters had done this they would have gotten a lot more attention.|
|Holy Cow! It's a good thing this was done in Swaziland as there aren't this many virgins left in the whole of the United States.|
|Proof that if you've seen one tit, you've seen them all.|