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Women braiding hair in traditional village in Madagascar, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Ikon Images, Code: 852-07611055
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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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Portrait of woman with spear Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 6100-07637063
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Portrait of woman wi...
Woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 6100-06586980
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African mother and daughters writing letter to Santa Claus Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 6100-06585444
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African mother and d...
Hamer Tribe woman Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 618-07401386
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Hamer Tribe woman
Portrait of woman in traditional African dress Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Mint Images, Code: 6100-05823281
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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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African girl wearing Santa Claus hat Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 6100-06585443
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Portrait of a young African woman wearing beads, Observatory, Cape Town Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 682-06374070
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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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Hairstyle of Himba women, Kaokoveld, Namibia, Africa Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 841-06342689
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African sisters telling secret Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: Robert Harding Images, Code: 6100-06585446
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African sisters tell...
Portrait of Himba Woman Namibia Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: GreatStock, Code: 873-06440383
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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...
Girl with herbs Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 649-03818179
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Girl with herbs
Girl with parsley Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 649-03818183
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Girl with parsley
Konso tribe  girl Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 618-07401384
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Konso tribe girl
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 Nyangatom woman dr...
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...
Mali,Gao,Hombori. A young Songhay girl at Hombori village. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03364169
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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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Karo men dance in li...
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. 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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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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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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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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An Afar girl with braided hair has very noticeable scarification on her cheeks. Scarification is practiced in only a few sections of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03353975
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An Afar girl with br...
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...
A Maasai warrior with his hair styled in a most unusual way. His long braids have been wrapped tightly in leather,decorated with beads and tied in an arch over his head. A colobus monkey tail sets this singular hairstyle apart from the more traditional warrior styles. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03355139
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A Maasai warrior wit...
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...
Woman in traditional African dress looking up Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 6100-03547285
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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 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...
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 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 young Turkana man with a braided hairstyle. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366107
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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 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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Maasai warriors resplendent with long ochred braids relax and wait for the start of a ceremony. Red has always been their preferred colour. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366143
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Maasai warriors resp...
Girl reading Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 649-03818181
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Girl reading
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 Turkana girl with a large gourd-like container used as a receptacle for water or milk. In the absence of gourds,the Turkana carve their containers from soft wood,such as that from the common commiphora species,which thrives in semi-arid country. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366607
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A Turkana girl with ...
A Turkana girl's necklaces are well-oiled with animal fat and glisten in the sun. Occasionally,a girl will put on so many necklaces that her vertebrae stretch and her neck muscles gradually weaken. The partially shaven head is typical of Turkana women and girls. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366111
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A Turkana girl's nec...
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: 862-03820489
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The Karo excel in bo...
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...
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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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...
Boy and girl in front of door at Christmas, Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal Province, South Africa Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 682-02895259
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Boy and girl in fron...
A young Dassanech girl wears a beautiful array of beaded necklaces. 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: 862-03354078
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A young Dassanech gi...
A Samburu warrior resplendent with long braids of Ochred hair. His round ear ornaments are made of ivory. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. They use ochre extensively; it is a natural earth containing ferric oxide which is mixed with animal fat to the consistency of greasepaint. By tradition,warriors always used to carry two spears. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366039
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A Samburu warrior re...
Two Samburu warriors dress the braids of a colleague. Long braids of Ochred hair distinguish warriors from other members of their society. The warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. Round ornaments,often made of ivory,adorn the pierced and extended earlobes of warriors. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366041
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Girl reading Stock Photo - Premium Royalty-Free, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 649-03818180
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Girl reading
Laikipiak Maasai Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366379
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Laikipiak Maasai
A pretty Borana girl at Mega in southern Ethiopia wears brightly coloured cotton cloth and numerous strings of beads. The pastoral Borana live either side of the southern Ethiopian/northern Kenya border and form a large and important group of the Oromo-speaking cluster of tribes. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03353991
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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: 862-03820549
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A Nyangatom woman dr...
A Turkana woman sitting in the doorway of her hut. Her heavy mporro braided necklace identifies her as a married woman. Typical of her tribe,she wears many layers of bead necklaces and a beaded headband. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03366497
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A Turkana woman sitt...
A Samburu moran teaches children the skills of being a warrior during a Cheli & Peacock family mobile safari. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03365963
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A Samburu moran teac...
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 ...
A warrior of the Kisongo section of the Maasai with his long Ochred braids decorated with beaded ornaments. His broad armulet is typical of the Kisongo living in northern Tanzania where white is the preferred colour of their beadwork. Stock Photo - Premium Rights-Managed, Artist: AWL Images, Code: 862-03437401
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A warrior of the Kis...
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