I don't know what book these bada** photos of African monarchs come from (I found them through ettf), but they looked so amazing I figured they needed to be posted immediately. Check 'em out:

The monarchs are listed as kings of Benin, South Africa, Nigeria, Nigeria and Ghana respectively. Amazing, right? In fact, I keep telling Will we need to take more PR photos just like this (or at least wear this type of garb on casual Fridays). Anyway, you can see tons more great photos here.