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A woman's head with braided patterned hair and earrings. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 878-07442662
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Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-06342689
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Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-06342688
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Woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 6100-06586980
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Woman in traditional...
African mother and daughters writing letter to Santa Claus Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 6100-06585444
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African mother and d...
Hamer Tribe woman Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 618-07401386
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Hamer Tribe woman
Chad, Arada, Biltine, Sahel.  A happy young Waddayens girl riding on a donkey. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-06676538
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Portrait of woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 6100-05823281
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African girl wearing Santa Claus hat Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 6100-06585443
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African girl wearing...
African sisters telling secret Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 6100-06585446
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African sisters tell...
Portrait of a young African woman wearing beads, Observatory, Cape Town Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 682-06374070
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A Dassanech youth sits on his wooden stool on a bank of the Omo River.Every man has his own stool, which doubles as a pillow at night.The Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia is one of the least accessible and least developed parts of East Africa.As such, the culture, social organization, customs and values of the people have changed less than elsewhere. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820487
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A Dassanech youth si...
Konso tribe  girl Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 618-07401384
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Konso tribe girl
A smart young Hamar youth at Turmi Market.The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in harsh country around the Hamar Mountains of Southwest Ethiopia. Their whole way of life is based on the needs of their livestock. Cattle are economically and culturally their most important asset. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03711117
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Karo men dance in line by jumping high in the air, legs straight.Even while dancing, they each keep hold of their wooden stools, which double as pillows at night.The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate themselves elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820493
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Mali,Douentza. An old Bella woman with plaited hair in her village near Douentza. The Bella are predominantly pastoral people and were once the slaves of the Tuareg of Northern Mali. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364165
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Mali,Tupe,Niger Inland Delta. A Songhay girl with an attractive beaded headband and small gold hair ornaments at Tupe,a small village on the banks of the Niger River between Mopti and Timbuktu. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364285
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A Samburu warrior resplendent with long,braided,Ochred hair. The round ear ornaments of the warriors are fashioned from ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. Ochre is a natural earth containing ferric oxide which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366036
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A Nyangatom woman dries sorghum and other corn in the vicinity of her elevated grain stores, which prevent loss when the Omo River bursts its banks.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820550
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A Datoga young man in traditional attire.His braids are embellished with beads and aluminium can openers.Many of his white plastic bracelets are beautifully decorated with abstract and geometrical designs; long ago these bracelets would have been made of ivory. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03821021
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A Datoga young man i...
A Nyangatom woman dries sorghum and other corn in the vicinity of her elevated grain stores, which prevent loss when the Omo River bursts its banks.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820549
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Childhood is brief in nomadic communities. From an early age,Turkana girls help their mothers with the household chores and look after their younger brothers and sisters during the day. The baby has wooden charms round her neck to ward off evil spirits. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366121
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Childhood is brief i...
Himba woman milking a cow, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa , Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Nico Tondini, Code: 700-07067377
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A Hamar woman dances around cattle while she blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820521
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A Hamar woman dances...
Laikipiak Maasai Girl Dancing Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366383
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A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820511
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A Hamar woman blows ...
At the start of a dance, Karo men sing and clap in line.The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate themselves elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820494
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A Nyangatom woman wears numerous strands of beads made from wood.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. They form a part of the Ateger speaking people  a cluster of seven eastern Nilotic tribes to which the Turkana of Northern Kenya and the Karamajong of Eastern Uganda belong. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820556
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A Nyangatom woman we...
Two Samburu warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids and beaded ornaments relax in typical pose beside a river bank. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366316
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Portrait of Himba Woman Namibia Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440383
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Kenya, Laikipia, Lewa Downs.  A Laikipiak Maasai warrior or moran in traditional dress. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03731609
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A back view of a Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids tied in a pigtail. This singular hairstyle sets him apart from other members of his society. His beaded belt is of a style only worn by warriors. The little copper bell-shaped ear ornament hanging from his elongated and decorated earlobe is also peculiar to the Maasai. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366153
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A back view of a Maa...
The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate their faces and torsos elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.  Young men like their hair braided in striking styles.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820490
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The Karo excel in bo...
Mali,Douentza. A Bella woman with braided hair wearing gold ear rings in her village near Douentza. The Bella are predominantly pastoral people and were once the slaves of the Tuareg of Northern Mali. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364163
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Mali,Douentza. A Bel...
Hamar women dance around cattle at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony as a rainbow gives colour to a threatening sky overhead.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochre hair mop fashion.The phallic protrusion of the women's chokers denote they are their husbands first wives.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a ri Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820517
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Hamar women dance ar...
Kenya,Laikipia Plateau. Laikipiak Maasai Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366380
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A pretty young Turkana girl has already had the flesh below her lower lip pierced in readiness for a brass ornament after her marriage. The rims of her ears have also been pierced and the holes kept open with small wooden sticks. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366114
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A pretty young Turka...
A group of Maasai warriors,resplendent with long Ochred braids,chat outside their traditional houses. These squat houses with rounded corners have roofs plastered with a mixture of soil and cow dung,so need regular repairs during rain. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366317
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A group of Maasai wa...
A Hamar woman implores a man to whip her at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.Female friends and relatives of the initiate are willing whipped with pliable sticks to show their solidarity and love for him. They do not flinch or show any sign of pain.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820514
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A Hamar woman implor...
A young Turkana man with a braided hairstyle. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366107
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Girl reading Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 649-03818181
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Girl reading
Hamar women dance at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion. The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820519
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Hamar women dance at...
A Maasai warrior has daubed himself with red ochre mixed with animal fat to participate in a dance. His long ochred braids have been drawn forward from the crown of the head and tied in three places. This singular hairstyle sets warriors apart from the rest of their society. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366151
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A Maasai warrior has...
A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces,some secured at the back by metal rings,and a beaded headband. Her ears are pierced several times,the holes are kept open by small wooden plugs. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) are Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03354079
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A young Dassanech gi...
In the late afternoon, Nyangatom villagers enjoy singing and dancing. As groups of men take centre stage to jump high in the air, women and girls sing, clap to a rhythm, and move slowly towards the men. Children enjoy the excitement in the background.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820539
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In the late afternoo...
A Maasai warrior resplendent with his long ochred braids tied in a pigtail watches over his family's cattle,spear in hand. The singular hairstyle of warriors sets them apart from other members of their society. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366159
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A Maasai warrior res...
A Hamar woman blows a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820508
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A Hamar woman blows ...
A Hamar woman being whipped by a man at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The semi nomadic Hamar of Southwest Ethiopia embrace an age grade system that includes several rites of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820513
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A Hamar woman being ...
Young Peul tribe woman, Djenne, Mali, Africa    Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-02714167
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Kenya,Kajiado,Maparasha. A Maasai warrior resplendent with long,ochred braids. This singular form of hairstyle distinguishes warriors from the rest of their society. This man has looped his elongated and decorated earlobes over his ears - a common practice when walking through thorn scrub country to prevent the loops being snagged by thorns. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366149
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A young Pokot girl wears large necklaces made from the stems of sedge grass,which are then plastered with a mixture of animal fat and red ochre before being decorated with buttons and beads. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366603
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A young Pokot girl w...
With oiled and blackened bodies, a group of young men who have already completed their initiation ceremony participate in a Hamar Bull Jumping ceremony of a friend by circling the cattle before the climax to the ceremony takes place.After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820523
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Mali,Timbuktu. Tuareg women sing and dance near their desert home,north of Timbuktu. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364261
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Mali,Timbuktu. Tuare...
A Hamar woman holds a tin trumpet at a Jumping of the Bull ceremony.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red ochred hair mop fashion.The Jumping of the Bull ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820512
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A Hamar woman holds ...
Karo men and girls enjoy a dance.The Karo excel in body art. Before dances and ceremonial occasions, they decorate themselves elaborately using local white chalk, pulverised rock and other natural pigments.The Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches of the Omo River in southwest Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820497
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Karo men and girls e...
A Maasai warrior resplendent with long ochred braids tied in a pigtail at the back,puts red ochre on his friend's plaits. Red ochre is anatural earth,which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366156
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A Maasai warrior res...
A month after a Samburu youth has been circumcised, he becomes a warrior.He will go to the nearest stream or Waterhole to wash off a months grime.He then decorates himself with a mixture of ochre and animal fat, and adorns himself with beads. The sudden change in his appearance is remarkable. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03820648
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A month after a Samb...
Mali,Gao. A young Songhay girl at Gao market with a fetching modern hairstyle. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364171
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Mali,Gao. A young So...
Mali,Timbuktu. A Songhay girl with an elaborately decorated hairstyle in Timbuktu. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364248
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A Samburu warrior talks to children about the bush on a Cheli & Peacock family safari. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03365967
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A Samburu warrior ta...
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