This handout picture made available by the National Archives of Namibia Picture and taken during the 1904-1908 war of Germany against Herero and Nama in Namibia shows a soldier (R) probably belonging to the German troops supervising Namibian war prisoners. A Namibian delegation left for Germany on September 25, 2011 to reclaim about 20 human skulls used by colonial-era scientists who sought to prove the racial superiority of whites over blacks. Namibia's Herero ethnic group, incensed by German settlers stealing their land, cattle and women, launched an uprising against their colonial rulers in January 1904.
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