[Algiers, July 4. Image via Getty.]

An Algerian toureg woman member of a traditional dance team looks on during a parade held on the eve of the 2nd Pan-African Cultural Festival (PANAF), on July 4, 2009. in Algiers. Algeria is hosting the Second (PANAF) at the request of the African Union, 40 years after the north African country staged the first such event, when several nations were still struggling for independence. More than 8,000 artists and writers from all over Africa, as well as Brazil and the United States, are descending on Algiers for a huge cultural festival that kicks off today until July 20. (FAYEZ NURELDINE/AFP/Getty Images)