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I think in Lagos, and it might be similar in other places, you learn how to partake in violence without committing. In the photograph the people are onlookers, despite the pressures of the day, they pause to watch what might devolve into violence or blood and yet, they do not fully stop unless there is real blood and even then maybe not. They carry the video in their head and reenact to partners, friends and schoolmates later on.

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