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Africa | A collection of Tuareg Crosses. Niger. | Tuareg crosses, now worn by women as pendants around the neck, were originally worn by men, passed down from father to son when the boy reached puberty | Most of the cross designs are named after oasis towns or mountains between Agadez in Niger and the Hoggar Mountains in the north, with the Agadez (Tuareg capital) being the best known of all the crosses.


House in Bamako, Mali Bamako is the capital and largest city of Mali, with a population of 1.8 million (2009 Census, provisional). In 2006, it was estimated to be the fastest growing city in Africa and sixth fastest in the world. It is located on the Niger River, near the rapids that divide the upper and middle Niger valleys in the south western part of the country.


Zuma Rock is a large monolith located in Niger State, Nigeria. It is just north of Nigerias capital Abuja, along the main road from Abuja to Kaduna, and is sometimes referred to as Gateway to Abuja. -


Niamey city-Niamey was probably founded in the eighteenth century, but was of little importance to most of the country until the French developed a colonial post in the 1890s. This rapidly grew into an important centre. In 1926 it became the capital of Niger, and the population gradually increased, from about 3,000 in 1930 to around 30,000 in 1960

Zuma Rock is a large monolithic inselberg, an igneous intrusion composed of gabbro and granodiorite that is located in Niger State, Nigeria.