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April 17, 2010 - Karuzika Royal Palace, Fort Portal, Uganda - Street vendors selling images of King Oyo Nyimba Kabamba Iguru Rukidi IV outside of the King's palace. Today is the 18th birthday and coronation celebrations of the King Oyo at Karuzika Royal Palace in Fort Portal. King Oyo is one of the world's youngest ruling monarchs. He ascended to throne at age three after his father, King Olimi Kaboyo, died of a heart attack in 1995. He rules over more than 2 million people in the Tooro kingdom, one of four kingdoms allowed by the government to exist in Uganda. Today he assumed the full duties of King of the Tooros as he reachs adulthood. Photo credit: Benedicte Desrus /Sipa Press