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In pictures: Desert shrimps
Locust ritual

In Nigeriaís far north-eastern Borno State, man is biting back against the desert locust, reports the BBC News website's Senan Murray.

Swarms of migrating locusts seasonally strip the semi-arid region of its scanty vegetation and crops.

But Gambo Ibrahim, 27, a locust hunter, says the people of Borno have found a way of converting the desert locustís assault into an annual banquet.

They eat the locusts which they call "desert shrimps".

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