1978 Photo Contest, Color Picture, 2nd prize

Hans Boeck

Zentrum Agency

19 December, 1977

The coronation of self-appointed Emperor Bokassa I (Jean Bedel Bokassa). Bokassa spent tens of millions of dollars of public money on his coronation, which included wearing costumes fashioned after Napoleon. Bokassa's previous title was 'President for Life'.

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Hans Boeck

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