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The medium of dance unites and bonds people across the globe. During the Diamond Jubilee festivities, raas was a prominent dance form enjoyed across countries celebrating 60 years of the Imamat of Mawlana Hazar Imam.

 

A giraffe inspects the Jubilee Games Fanous in Kenya. Ismaili Council for Kenya

The Jubilee Games Fanous has reached every Jamatkhana in Kenya. It has travelled to cities, towns and villages, wildlife conservancies, and other notable places. This video highlights these travels, and the pride of the Kenyan Jamat!

Tanzania's Jubilee Games Fanous was carried up to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. Ismaili Council for Tanzania

On 14 June 2016, the light of the Jubilee Games shone from the top of Africa’s highest peak. A team of ten Tanzanians carried the Fanous up Mount Kilimanjaro, reaching the snowy Uhuru Peak at 5 895 metres above sea level.

The launch of Tanzania’s Fanous Roadshow in May was accompanied by a unique ceremony in which the fawanees of both Kenya and Tanzania came together in a symbolic demonstration of Ismaili brotherhood.

The arrival of the athletes marks the beginning of the Games. JG

Discover all the action of the Golden Jubilee Games and view the best pictures of the 2008 event, which was held in Nairobi, Kenya.

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