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Coronation of Emperor Bokassa

Coronation of Emperor Bokassa

05 Dec 1977, Bangui, Central African Republic — Jean-Bedel Bokassa was military ruler of the Central African Republic from January 1966 and Emperor from 1976 to his overthrow on December 4, 1976. Modelling himself on Napoleon Bonaparte, his lavish coronation is rumored to have cost 20 million US dollars; no foreign dignataries attended the event. — Image by © Richard Melloul/Sygma/Corbis

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