National Geographic

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A Beautiful Day for a Fight

Photo by Ally Ngethi

Early in the morning before the wrestling event began large numbers of fans arrived at Juba Stadium adorned in any color they could find. A major part of wrestling events in South Sudan is dancing and use of color to build excitement. Flags of neighboring countries and other paraphernalia are worn for color, rather than as shows of national allegiance.