A Tuareg girl and her mother stand next to a tent in the desert on December 28. Dunes are seen in the Libyan desert in Ghat on December 28. A Murzuq band performs a popular song during the 19th Ghat Festival of Culture and Tourism on December 29. A Tuareg man is prepares tea in the desert on December 29. Two men walk with a camel in the desert in Ghat on December 28. A Tuareg band performs folkloric songs in the desert on December 30. A Tuareg man in the Libyan desert on December 28. A Tuareg band performs traditional songs during the 19th Ghat Festival of Culture and Tourism on December 29. A woman weaves a basket from palm fronds on December 29. A Tuareg band performs folkloric songs in the desert on December 30.

The 19th Ghat Festival in Libya | December 2013

In the annual event, Tuareg tribes from the region and tourists meet to celebrate Tuareg traditional culture, folklore and heritage in the ancient city of Ghat, lies in the south-west corner of Libya. 

Photos by Esam Omran Al-Fetori/Reuters


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