Festivalgoergetty
A festival goer laughs as she walks through the main arena at the WOMAD music festival on July 24, 2009 in Wiltshire, England. World of Music, Arts and Dance (WOMAD) is an organization founded in 1980 by Peter Gabriel, Thomas Brooman, and Bob Hooton and is hosting its 27th UK festival.WOMAD currently holds festivals in over 20 countries, including Australia, New Zealand, Japan, UK, U.S. and many European countries. By Matt Cardy/Getty.

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