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Saudi's Ta'if residents keep folklore war dance alive

The art of Taachir is known to be a traditional dance for the people of Taif, west of Saudi Arabia. It’s known as an ancient war dance performed by carrying a weapon stuffed with gunpowder, which turns into a flame under the feet of the performer as he dances. The people of Taif preserve this traditional dance to try and keep it alive for future generations.

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