Several thousand Ivory Coast children took part in a massive display in Abidjan on Sunday (January 23) to celebrate the Eleventh International Children's Day.
GV Banner on crossroads, 11th World Children's Day.
GV & SV Abidjan Majorettes march in street (2 shots)
GV Children watch
GV Members of girls organisations marching.
GV Stadium with crowd
GV Band playing
GV PAN Majorettes parade round stadium track followed by other children (2 shots)
SV Bi-Tra (left) talks to Coulibaly
SV & GV Girls and boys in orange marching
GV & SV Crowd watching and more marchers (3 shots)
SV PAN FROM Small boy in seats to GV Parade
SCU & SV Bi-Tra & Coulibaly laughing and applauding (2 shots)
GV & LV Children lined up in mid-stadium doing gymnastics. (2 shots)
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Background: Several thousand Ivory Coast children took part in a massive display in Abidjan on Sunday (January 23) to celebrate the Eleventh International Children's Day. The parade was held in the Houphouet-Boigny Stadium in the presence of a large audience including Government ministers and top officials, and Visnews cameraman Bill Woodman was covering it.
SYNOPSIS: In the Ivory Coast on Sunday, drum majorettes marched through the streets of Abidjan, the capital, in celebrations to mark the Eleventh International Children's Day.
The main celebrations were held in Abidjan's Houphouet-Boigny Stadium, named after the President. Several thousand schoolchildren took part in parades and displays, watched by a large crowd including Government ministers and top officials.
Among the V.I.P.'s--Labour Minister Albert Bi-Tra, on the left, talking to Economic and Social Council President Mamadou Coulibaly, patron of the celebrations.