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    May
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    May
    04
    2018
    Paint it black
    Paint it black
    CHINA

    Paint it black

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    Zoe Chen
    Zoe Chen
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    Members of China’s Wa ethnic group (and plenty of tourists) gather for the Monihei carnival in southwest China’s Yunnan province.

    During the festival participants smear mud on each other until they're totally covered.

    “Monihei” means “paint you black” – the color signifies good health.

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    ZOE CHEN
    ZOE CHEN
    Zoe is a video journalist at Inkstone. Previously, she was a video journalist and producer for BBC Chinese and BBC News in Beijing.

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