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Aïssa Maïga (May 25, 1975) is a Senegal-born French actress.[1] She was nominated for the Most Promising Actress at the 2007 César Award for her acting in Bamako.

Lake Retba, Senegal or as the French refer to it Lac Rose, is pinker than any milkshake you’ve ever come face to straw with. Experts say the lake gives off its pink hue due to cyanobacteria, a harmless halophilic bacteria found in the water. Lake Retba also has a high salt content, much like that of the Dead Sea, allowing people to float effortlessly in the massive pink water.

French colonial architecture in Saint-Louis, Senegal, UNESCO´s World Cultural Heritage site. Photo by JanDudas@Flickr.

Traditional Wedding Dress, Senegal. French colonial influence apparent. But adapted and modified by the Senegalese elites. circa late 19th early 20th century. This from International Day at Suffolk University, Dakar -- an event dedicated to showcasing African customs and traditions in food, dance, dress and music.