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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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What I can say to my family, and my community, is that the most important thing is love, not money. Sometimes they say that they donít visit us because they have nothing to give us. We need love, not things. Even with money you can still feel alone inside.
Maputo project participant

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