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The Mozambican handshake
The Mozambican handshake is no throwaway affair. It is a four- to six-stage act that requires engagement and is fun to do. It ends with the thumbs meeting and snapping off each other.

comments from website visitors:

in uganda we have many children orphaned by HIv so if we can get a chance of having there photos and they are child headed families,some older women looking after there grand children who are also positiev so this could be intresting so I will be pleased if they are considered
florence masuliya
east africa Uganda
Posted Tuesday, October 23, 2007 11:35PM

Like a thumb fight!

Posted Thursday, September 06, 2007 1:26AM

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Maputo project participant

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Posted 8:29PM on Friday, August 17, 2007 Pacific Time


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I want my kids to have warm shelter, bright future and good education. My family to accept me. I want to own a house, to be independent, have a good job so I can raise my children -- to educate them.
Nthabiseng Lamona
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