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    Photograph of Lion with Spear Heads

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    Maasai man holding shovel

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    Masai Tribesman Tanzania

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    Maasai man walking on dirt road

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    Chad, Guili Dweli, Ennedi, Sahara. A rock painting of a man with a long curved stick or lance.

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    A Maasai warrior in full battle cry,his long-bladed spear at the ready.

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    Kenya,Kajiado,lpartimaro. Two Maasai warriors in full regalia. The headress of the man on the left is made from the mane of a lion while the one on the right is fringed with black ostrich feathers. Their traditional weaponry includes long-bladed spears and shields are made of buffalo hide.

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    Zulu warrior in traditional dress with fighting spear

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    The Turkana spear-fish in the shallow waters of Lake Turkana. The wooden shaft has a detachable metal tip with a sharp barb,which is secured to the end of a long piece of rope. Here,a fisherman waits motionlessly at the ready while standing on a raft made from four or five doum palm logs lashed together.

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    Ceremony of former poachers, in the Virunga National Park, Rwanda, Africa

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    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.

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    A Pokot warrior wearing a leopard skin cape celebrates an Atelo ceremony, spear in hand. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language.

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    Chad, Guili Dweli, Ennedi, Sahara. A rock painting of four red figures, three men and a woman. Two men appear to be holding spears.

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    During Samburu wedding celebrations,warriors resplendent with long Ochred braids dance with young girls who have put on all their finery for the occasion. Both warriors and girls smear their faces,necks and shoulders with red ochre mixed with animal fat to enhance their appearance. Two spears are tipped with ostrich-feather pompoms.

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    Samburu warriors,spears in hand,jump into the air without bending their knees during one of their dance routines.

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    Kenya,Turkana,Oropoi. A Turkana warrior with spear and traditional buffalo-hide shield stands guard near Kenya's border with Uganda where frequent clashes with the Karamajong tribe take place. Kalashnikov AK 47 rifles have now replaced these traditional weapons of war.

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    A Maasai Warrior watches a hot air balloon float over the Mara plains.

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    Two Samburu warriors converse,their long braids of Ochred hair distinguishing them from other members of their society. Samburu warriors are vain and proud,taking great trouble over their appearance. An ostrich feather pompom decorates the top of a spear.

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    The traditional weaponry of the Turkana warriors consisted of a long-shafted spear with a narrow blade,a small rectangular shield made of giraffe or buffalo hide,a wrist knife worn round the assailant's right wrist and one or two finger knives for gouging out an enemy's eyes. They must have been an awesome sight in full battle cry. Modern arms have now replaced the old ways of fighting.

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    Maasai man standing on top of rock

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    Chad, Terkei East, Ennedi, Sahara. A large bichrome painting of cows and a figure holding a lance on the ceiling of a vast rock shelter.

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    Maasai warriors stride across the golden grass plains at the foot of Ol doinyo Lengai, the Maasais Mountain of God. Ol doinyo Lengai is the only active volcano in the Gregory Rift, an important section of the eastern branch of Africas Great Rift Valley system that stretches from northern Kenya into Northern Tanzania.

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    An old Pokot man in traditional dress. His decorated blue clay bun is typical of his tribe.

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    A Maasai warrior in full regalia. He has stuck a porcupine quill in his beaded headband to add to his other decorations. His long,Ochred plaits have been drawn forward from the crown of his head and tied in three bunches.

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    Two Samburu warrior of Northern Kenya in all their finery. The ostrich pompom on the spear was formerly a sign of peace.

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    Pokot warriors celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language.

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    In their dances, Samburu warriors take it in turns to leap high in the air from a standing position without bending their knees. This is achieved by flexing their ankles in a seemingly effortless way. Their long Ochred braids distinguish them from other members of their society.

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    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.

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    Chad, Terkei West, Ennedi, Sahara. An ancient rock painting of a human figure with a large spear beneath a Bichrome cow.

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    Kenya, Masai Mara. Safari guide, Salaash Ole Morompi, guiding young boys on a family safari.

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    Old and new. Dressed traditionally and carrying familiar wooden staff,two young men give hints that the lifestyle of younger Maasai generations is changing gradually in Tanzania.

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    Kenya,Maralal,Ol doinyo Sabachi. Two Samburu warriors relax on the top of the prominent flat-topped mountain called Ol doinyo Sabachi or Lololowki in Maralal District.

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    The invited guests at a Samburu wedding gather together to sing in praise of the couple and to dance. Celebrations will go on late into the night.

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    A magnificent view from the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged valleys and a broad plain,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the finest in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    As the sun rises above the forested peaks of Mount Nyiru,members of a Turkana family chat and plan their day's activities.

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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.

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    In their dances,Samburu warriors take it in turns to leap high in the air from a standing position without bending their knees. This is achieved by flexing their ankles in a seemingly effortless way. Their long Ochred braids distinguish them from other members of their society. The pompom on top of one of the spears is made of ostrich feathers.

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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.

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    Samburu,Ol Malo,Kenya

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    Maasai warrior in front of Lake Natron in northern Tanzania,one of the most alkaline lakes of the Rift system. As its waters evaporate in the intense heat,sodium sesquicarbonate,known as trona or natron,solidifies to resemble giant coral heads in brightly coloured water.The pastoral Maasai graze their cattle along its southern shores where the Enkare Sero River provides welcome pasture.

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    Hand of a Jul'hoan !Kung Bushman on a hunt holding his spear, Bushmanland, Kalahari Desert, Namibia, Africa

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    A Samburu blacksmith fashions a spear from an iron rod. Blacksmiths have their own special clan within the tribe and are not allowed to marry girls from other clans. Their skills are handed down from father to son. This man will take two days to make a spear for which he will be paid a goat.

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    Samburu warriors sing in a circle during a wedding celebration. As they sing and dance,they twist their spears in unison. Soloists ad-lib words to traditional tunes,praising the bravery of certain individuals or the bulls of their families' herds.

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    A Datoga young man,spear in hand,has decorated the edges of his check cotton wrap with old zips.The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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    A Samburu warrior gazes at the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged country,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the most spectacular in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    Cottars 1920 Safari Camp, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Maasai men,spears in hand,drive their laden donkeys across pristine volcanic grassland at the southern end of Lake Natron. Donkeys carry loads in leather panniers strapped loosely to their flanks.

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    Kenya, Samburu District, Wamba.Immediately an initiate completes his lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month after his circumcision, he becomes a junior warrior of the Samburu tribe. From wearing a drab black cloak and carrying a bow and arrows, he proudly dons the ochred finery of a warrior, spear in hand. Overnight, he is transformed from a boy into a man, confident of his new role in tribal affairs.

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    Samburu with spear, near Maralal, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    Vruniga, Rwanda. Traditional Intore dancers perform at the annual gorilla naming ceremony, Kwita Izina.

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    Masai warrior, Kenya, East Africa, Africa

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    A Dassanech elder wearing a traditional clay hairdo, topped with ostrich feathers. His broad beaded necklace is unusual for its size but his five brass earrings are a common decoration of both men and women.The Dassanech people live in the Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia, one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

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    Maasai warrior framed by a flat topped acacia tree and Mt. Kenya (17,050 ft) .

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    At daybreak,two Dassanech youths set out along the banks of the Omo River to spear-fish barbel,tilapia or Nile perch. Considerable skill and patience is required to spear fish in shallow water.

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    Pokot men, women, boys and girls dancing to celebrate an Atelo ceremony. The Pokot are pastoralists speaking a Southern Nilotic language.

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    A Pokot youth has his hair styled with Ochred clay and decorated with beads and buttons to denote his recent circumcision.

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    Kenya,Rift Valley Province,Kapsabet. A Nandi laibon,or soothsayer,wearing a traditional monkey skin cape.

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    An old Dassanech man wearing a traditional metal lip ornament and metal earrings. His broad ivory armbands and his ivory tobacco container hanging round his neck, are uncommon because elephants no longer frequent the Omo Delta.The Dassanech people live in the Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia, one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

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    Man walking in the Abiata-Shala National Park, Ethiopia, Africa

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    Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.

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    Mali,Dogon Country,Tereli. A masked dancer leaps high in the air at the Dogon village of Tereli. Tereli is situated among rocks at the base of the spectacular 120-mile-long Bandiagara escarpment. The mask dance is staged at funeral ceremonies to appease the dead and speed them on their way to the ancestral world.

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    Chad, Terkei West, Ennedi, Sahara. An ancient rock art panel of human figures with large decorated hairstyles and domesticated animals.

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    Virunga, Rwanda. Traditional Intore dancers perform at the foot of the Volcanoes National Park.

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    Masai Moran with Lengai, the Masai Mountain of God in background, Tanzania, East Africa, Africa

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    Farmer.,Kenya

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    Kenya, Masai Mara. Safari guide, Salaash Ole Morompi, one of the guides at Rekero Camp.

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    Portrait of young boy standing on rock, holding spear, sunset, Gweta, makgadikgadi, Botswana

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    Kenya, A Samburu warrior of Northern Kenya in all his finery.

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    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.

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    Chad, Terkei East, Ennedi, Sahara. A red painting on sandstone of a warrior holding a lance or stick.

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    Chad, Terkei East, Ennedi, Sahara. A huge painting of cows and human figures on the ceiling of a large rock shelter.

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    Chad, N Djamena. A Peace monument situated at a busy road intersection in Chad s capital city.

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    Egyptian warriors

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    Maasai moran (warrior) framed by an acacia tortilis tree with Mt. Kenya,17,050 ft behind,Lewa Downs,Kenya

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    A Samburu warrior gazes at the eastern scarp of Africa's Great Rift Valley at Losiolo,north of Maralal. From 8,000 feet the land tumbles away 3,000 feet into rugged country,the domain of nomadic pastoralists,before rising again 75 miles away. The views at Losiolo are the most spectacular in Kenya of the largest,longest and most conspicuous physical feature of its kind on earth.

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    A Datoga man with a spear. The Datoga (known to their Maasai neighbours as the Mang'ati and to the Iraqw as Babaraig) live in northern Tanzania and are primarily pastoralists.

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    Kenya, Masai Mara. Safari guide, Salaash Ole Morompi, guiding young boys on a family safari.

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    Cheetahs in Tall Grass

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    NIIS hunter gatherers prepare to kill a porcupine in its burrow below a termite mound.The NIIS are a part of the San people, often referred to as Bushmen.They differ in appearance from the rest of black Africa having yellowish skin and being lightly boned, lean and muscular.

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    Kenya, Masai Mara. Safari guide, Salaash Ole Morompi, shows young boys on safari how to throw a spear.

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    Masai Herdsman, n2008, John Newcomb, (b.20th C./American), Watercolor, Private Collection

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    Group Of Masai People in Traditional Dress

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    Laikipiak maasai lead the camels on a Camel trek at Sabuk.

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    Masai Man On Road, Tanzania

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    Bushmen standing on Makgadikgadi Pans.

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    Kenya, Masai Mara. Safari guide, Salaash Ole Morompi, shows young boys on safari how to throw a spear.

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    An image of a primitive tribal objects.

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