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Superfans

Photo by Ally Ngethi

A spectator at Juba Stadium in the South Sudanese capital is wearing a colorful parasol hat for protection from the intense equatorial sun. The wrestlers fight throughout the day regardless of sun, heat, or rain. The matches are very popular and fans, just as the wrestlers, are willing to tolerate even the harshest of conditions.