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Ritual Scarification with Razor Blade..Two razor blades are pulled out to use on all the boys.  The cuts are marked with paint and then the boys are cut as two other Bantus hold them back.  Then the chief rubs a black tar into the wounds to make sure they will scar.
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Ritual Scarification with Razor Blade..Two razor blades are pulled out to use on all the boys. The cuts are marked with paint and then the boys are cut as two other Bantus hold them back. Then the chief rubs a black tar into the wounds to make sure they will scar.
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