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Imperial Jubilee (1955)

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Addis Ababa, Ethiopia (Abyssinia).

SV. Emperor of Ethiopia, Haile Selassie getting out of car. CU. Ethiopians clapping. CU. Haile Selassie and his wife, Empress of Ethiopia, at the Cathedral where he was crowned 25 years ago. Haile Selassie kisses object in the hand of one of the two Abbunas, the Empress also kisses it. SCU. Various Ethiopian dignitaries following Selassie to Cathedral. CU. Ethiopian warriors in traditional dress. SCU. Emperor and Empress walking in procession. SCU. The Ligaba (master of ceremony), announcing the arrival of the Royal couple by gestures. CU. Ethiopian people watching. SCU. Emperor and Empress. SV. Congregation. SV. & CU. & SCU. Emperor and Empress standing before their throne. CU. Abbuna conducting ceremony. SV. Emperor kneeling and Empress standing with bowed head. SCU. European VIP’s watching. SV. Emperor and Empress standing before the Abbunas. CU. Grandchildren of the Emperor. SV. Abbuna swinging incense before Empress. SCU. Abbuna swinging Incense. SV. Part of ceremony. GV. & CU. Ethiopian soldiers marching through streets. CU. Ethiopian drummers in procession. SV. Ethiopian clapping from balcony. GV. Towards, Emperor’s coach leaving Cathedral. SCU. Ethiopian people clapping and bowing. CU. Emperor and Empress in coach as it passes camera. GV. Procession as it drives through street.

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FILM ID:553.35

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