Rasidatou and Latifatou, 4, pose for a portrait on a street in the Koumassi district of Abidjan, Ivory Coast on July 25, 2017.
It is a belief that is centuries old in Ivory Coast, and in several countries of West Africa, that twins have spiritual and mystical powers. When in need for a problem to be solved or for a positive change to happen, people often come to twins, donate to them and seek for a blessing, with the hope that the power of the twins will help their wishes come true.
Series Name: The Twins of Koumassi
Copyright: © Anush Babajanyan, Armenia, Shortlist, Professional, Portraiture (Professional competition), 2018 Sony World Photography Awards