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Nigeria. Abakaliki State. Uburu Amach. St. Patrick's Catholic Church. Igbo men and women during the mass celebration for the 25th Priesthood Anniversary of Reverend Father Edward Inyanwachi (R). An albino woman stands in the first row among other women. Albinism is the "congenital absence of any pigmentation or coloration in a person resulting in white hair, feathers, scales and skin and pink eyes. The women wear a head tie which is a women's cloth head scarf. The head tie is used as an ornamental head covering or fashion accessory, or for functionality in different settings. Its use or meaning can vary depending on the country and/or religion of those who wear it. The head tie is called gele in Nigeria. 14.07.19 © 2019 Didier Ruef