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Men and women of different cultural and religious backgrounds were gathering in the market square in Ouidah, Benin (West Africa) to embroider a red circular cloak made of heavy linen with their own designs turning it into a social ápainting. They were addressing what in their view is worthy of protection.

All participants are wearing self-designed outfits that match the same ochre yellow color of the embroidery yarn.
They are addressing what in their view is worthy of protection. All participants are wearing outfits that match the same ochre yellow color of the embroidery yarn.
The population is invited to address their own wishes like protection of their children, of their jobs, of animals and nature.
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