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    An attractive woman at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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    An attractive woman at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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    An attractive woman at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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  • 862-03820388

    A woman sells vegetables at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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  • 862-03820386

    A woman sells various fragrant woods and frankincense at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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  • 862-03820385

    A woman sells dried berries at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances every week from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.

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  • 862-03820403

    An attractive Oromo girl in the medieval walled city of Harar. Her beaded jewellery sets her apart from Harari residents.Once an independent city state dating back to the early 16th century, Harar was incorporated into the Ethiopian Empire in 1887.

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  • 862-03820396

    An Oromo old woman wears a necklace and a pendant made from a Maria Theresa thaler, an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. She was on her way to Senbete, an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Afar nomads from the low lying arid regions of Eastern Ethiopia trek long

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  • 862-03353975

    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.

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  • 862-03820394

    A large gathering of people at Senbetes livestock market, which is an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.Afar nomads from the low-lying arid regions of Eastern Ethiopia trek long distances there to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.Agriculture forms the background of the country's economy with 90 percent of its population ea

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    A Nyangatom woman wears multiple layers of beads in necklaces, an elaborately beaded calfskin skirt and metal bracelets, amulets and anklets. She is standing beside a temporary beehive construction of sticks, grass and leaves built to provide shade for her goats. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethio

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  • 862-03820397

    A woman at Senbete market wears old silver and brass jewellery.Her two pendants are made from Maria Theresa thalers, old silver coins minted in Austria, which were widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.Other silver coins have been strung on her necklace.

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  • 862-03820395

    A woman in a colourful dress and matching headscarf wears round her neck a Maria Theresa thaler an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II.

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  • 862-03353992

    An attractive girl from the Kediyo tribe carries a large,beautifully made umbrella. Its wooden frame is covered with the dried leaves of ensete,the false banana plant (seen growing in the background). Widely cultivated in southern Ethiopia,ensete roots and stems,which are rich in carbohydrates,are either cooked and eaten as a porridge or made into bread.

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  • 862-03353991

    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.

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  • 862-03353976

    A young Afar girl at Filwoha in the Awash National Park. Filwoha in the Afar language means 'hot water'. The beautiful springs are surrounded by doum palms and rise from deep underground at about 96.8 degrees F.

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  • 862-03820432

    A young Nyangatom woman carries her baby on her hip in an elaborately braided papoose. Her hair has been reddened with a mixture of ochre and animal fat. Typical of her tribe, she wears a calfskin skirt, multiple layers of bead necklaces and metal bracelets and amulets. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western

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  • 862-03820427

    A Nyangatom woman stands with her baby on her hip beside her grass hut in his temporary camp. Nyangatom married women wear elaborately beaded skirts which reach the ground at the back and often have panels of different coloured calkfskin sewn into the tail The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south western Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03820548

    A pregnant Nyangatom woman in traditional attire outside her neatly thatched home.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03820521

    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.

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    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.

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    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

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  • 862-03820516

    A group of Hamar women 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.

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  • 862-03820511

    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.

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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.

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    A Hamar woman 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.

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  • 862-03820508

    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.

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  • 862-03820437

    A Karo woman with her face painted in preparation for a dance in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar, who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia, the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk, crushed rock and other natural pigments. She is wearing a goatskin apron and carries a leather belt decorated with cowrie shells

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  • 862-03820436

    A Karo women stands in the doorway to her hut in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar, who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia, the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk, crushed rock and other natural pigments. In addition to painting her face she has decorated her body with whorls of goat hair tied by leather co

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  • 862-03820402

    Ethiopia, Harerge Province, Harar.An Harari girl in wedding attire.Unlike Muslims elsewhere, Harari women love bright clothes and are seen in public without face veils.The beautifully embroidered silk dress can be turned inside out, where it is black, and worn at funerals.

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  • 862-03820398

    An old Oromo woman wears a brass necklace and pendant, and a silver pendant made from a Maria Theresa thaler, an old silver coin minted in Austria, which was widely used as currency in northern Ethiopia and Arabia until the end of World War II. With a bright red headscarf, She was on her way to Senbete, an important weekly market close to the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift.

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  • 862-03354094

    A Karo woman sits with child. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. Typically for a Karo woman,the mother has ochred her hair in tight ringlets and has a ring through her bottom lip.

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  • 862-03354093

    An elder of the Karo tribe sits with his wife and child. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. This man also has a clay hairdo typical of tribal elders. Like most adult males he carries a rifle.

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  • 862-03354079

    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.

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  • 862-03354078

    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.

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  • 862-03353980

    A woman sells yellow daisies by the side of the road in the outskirts of Addis Abeda,Ethiopia's capital city.These daisies (Bidens sp.) are known by Ethiopians as Meskal daisies because they flower in September at the time of the Orthodox Christian Festival of Meskal,or the Finding of the True Cross celebration.

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  • 862-03353971

    An Afar woman adjusts the load on her camel as her young child sits on top. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia. Camels are valuable in these harsh conditions; they carry house structures and personal possessions,enabling families to follow the seasonal pattern of rain and grazing.

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    Portrait of Woman at Spaza Shop, Soweto, Gauteng, South Africa

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  • 862-03820551

    A Nyangatom woman grinds sorghum using a flat stone.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.

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  • 862-03820550

    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.

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  • 862-03354099

    A Dassanech woman winnows grain by pouring it from her metal tin and letting it fall onto a calfskin. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

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  • 862-03354098

    A young Karo girl in the doorway of her hut in the village of Duss. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

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  • 862-03354076

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead 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.

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  • 862-03354075

    A young Dassanech girl wears a leather skirt,metal bracelets and amulets and layers of bead necklaces. A long leather strap decorated with cowrie shells hangs down her back. 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.

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  • 862-03353994

    A young mother and child of the Arsi-Oromo people west of Aje. Both have unusual hairstyles. The braids falling from the crown of the mother's head have been attractively woven with wool to make a colourful fringe.

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  • 862-03820384

    Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, the weekly market at Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.All manner of farm produce, livestock and household items are offered for sale.

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  • 862-03820383

    Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, the weekly market at Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.All manner of farm produce, livestock and household items are offered for sale.

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  • 862-03354097

    A Karo woman wears an elaborate headdress made from the wing-cases of beetles and a cape of calf skin fringed with cowrie shells. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

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  • 862-03354096

    A Karo woman wears an elaborate headdress made from the wing-cases of beetles and a cape of calf skin fringed with cowrie shells. A small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia,the Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments.

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  • 862-03353972

    An Afar girl has her attractive hairstyle embellished with buttons and beads,which is typical of the young girls of her tribe. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03820534

    A Nyangatom woman milks her familys cows early in the morning. It is the sole responsibility of women and children to milk cows, Nyangatom men will never do so.The Nyangatom are one of the largest tribes and arguably the most warlike people living along the Omo River in Southwest Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03820363

    Shaded from the hot sun, a Karo woman grinds sorghum using large flat stones.It is customary for females of the tribe when in their teens to make a small hole in the flesh below their lower lips into which they put an ornament, this woman has used a small nail. Numerous heavy metal bracelets are worn by married womenThe Karo are a small tribe living in three main villages along the lower reaches o

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  • 862-03437084

    A Dassanech girl braids her sister's hair at her village in the Omo Delta. Much the largest of the tribes in the Omo Valley numbering around 50,000,the Dassanech (also known as the Galeb,Changila or Merille) and Nilotic pastoralists and agriculturalists.

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  • 862-03366497

    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.

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  • 862-03366496

    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.

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  • 862-03366495

    A Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrrings at the front,sits in the entrance to her hut.

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  • 862-03366494

    A Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrrings at the front,sits in the entrance to her hut.

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  • 862-03366493

    An old Turkana woman,typically wearing many layers of bead necklaces and a series of hooped earrings with an pair of leaf-shaped earrings at the front.

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    Back view of lady wearing colorful dress, carrying basket with grass brushes on her head to market, Bobo-Dioulasso, Burkino Faso

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  • 862-03820649

    A Samburu bride waits pensively outside her new home until she is enticed in with promises of cattle.Her wedding gown is made of three goatskins, which are well oiled and covered in red ochre.She carries on her back a gourd full of milk and a small wooden jar containing butter.She now wears the mporro necklace of married women.

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  • 862-03820574

    A Moslem man at Bati market.Situated on top of the western scarp of the Abyssinian Rift, the weekly market at Bati is the largest open air market in Ethiopia.Nomads and their camels trek long distances from the harsh low lying deserts to barter with Amhara and Oromo farmers living in the fertile highlands.All manner of farm produce, livestock and household items are offered for sale.

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  • 862-03820364

    A Mursi woman wearing a large wooden lip plate. Shortly before marriage, a girls lower lip will be pierced and progressively stretched over a year or so. The size of the lip plate often determines the quantum of the bride price. They live in a remote area of southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River.

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  • 862-03353970

    The fetching hairstyle of a young Afar girl. Proud and fiercely independent,the nomadic Afar people live in the low-lying deserts of Eastern Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03354090

    A Dassanech woman milks a cow by hand collecting the milk in a gourd at a settlement alongside the Omo River. 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.

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  • 862-03820377

    A Tigray woman carries her child in a beautifully decorated leather carrier on her back.She has a cross of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church tattooed on her forehead.The people living in the highlands of Northern Ethiopia are deeply religious.

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  • 862-03820367

    A Mursi girl, accompanied by her dog, carries a large clay pot to collect water from the Omo River. Her earlobes are already pierced and extended, and decorated with round clay discs.She is dressed in skins, attractively decorated with thin stripes.The culture, social organisation, customs and values of the people have changed little.

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  • 862-03820365

    A Mursi woman wearing a large clay lip plate. Shortly before marriage, a girls lower lip will be pierced and progressively stretched over a year or so. The size of the lip plate often determines the quantum of the bride price. They live in a remote area of southwest Ethiopia along the Omo River, the country's largest river.

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  • 862-03820348

    An old Dassanech woman prepares her fields beside the Omo River with a digging stick in readiness to plant sorghum. This crude form of agricultural implement is in common use in this remote part of Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03820347

    A young Daasanech girl beside the Omo River. Her hairstyle, necklaces and metal armbands are typical of her tribe.The Dassanech people live in the Omo Delta of southwest Ethiopia, one of the largest inland deltas in the world.

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  • 862-03711120

    An Afar girl has tribal 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.

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  • 862-03711116

    Two Hamar girl in fashionable dress at Turmi market. The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women and girls wear striking traditional dress. Skins are widely used for clothing and heavy metal necklaces,bracelets and anklets form part of their adornments. Cowries are also popular yet the sea is 500 miles from Hamar country.

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    Kigali, Rwanda. A girl sorts through beans at Kimironko market.

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  • 862-03437082

    An elder of the Karo tribe,a small Omotic tribe related to the Hamar,who live along the banks of the Omo River in southwestern Ethiopia. The Karo are renowned for their elaborate body painting using white chalk,crushed rock and other natural pigments. This man also has a clay hairdo typical of tribal elders. Like most adult males he carries a rifle.

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  • 862-03366023

    A Samburu Warrior drives his goats along the wide,sandy seasonal watercourse of the Milgis where waterholes dug by the Samburu in the dry season are a lifeline for pastoralists in this semi-arid region of their district.

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  • 862-03354062

    A Nyangatom girl churns butter in a gourd suspended in the entrance to her hut. Typical of her tribe,she is wearing multiple layers of beads in necklaces,and an elaborately beaded calfskin skirt. The Nyangatom or Bume are a Nilotic tribe of semi-nomadic pastoralists who live along the banks of the Omo River in south-western Ethiopia.

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  • 862-03353982

    A young Amhara lady weaves a traditional food basket from dried grasses. These large colourful baskets are used for serving injera,a fermented,bread-type pancake,which is the country's national dish.She is wearing the national dress of Ethiopia - a shamma. This garment is made of homespun cotton with a finely woven and often brightly coloured border.

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  • 862-03807765

    Kenya, Samburu District. A Samburu woman, wearing intricate beaded necklaces, leans against her mud hut towards the end of the day.

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  • 862-03820731

    An old Turkana woman wearing all the finery of her tribe.In a hole pierced below her lower lip, she wears an ornament beautifully made from twisted strands of copper wire.Leaf shaped ear ornaments are typically worn by married women of the tribe and the tiny amber coloured rings hanging from her earrings are made from goats hooves.

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  • 862-03820650

    Samburu girls are given strings of beads by their fathers when they are still young. As soon as they are old enough to have lovers from the warrior age set, they regularly receive gifts from them.Over a period of years, their necklaces can smother them up to their necks.

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  • 862-03820646

    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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  • 862-03820645

    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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  • 862-03820644

    A Samburu woman wearing a mporro necklace, which denotes her married status. These necklaces were once made of hair from giraffe tails but nowadays, the fibres of doum palm fronds, Hyphaene coriacea, are used instead.The red beads after which the necklace is named are wound glass beads made in Venice c.1850.

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  • 862-03820558

    A lively Nyangatom dance is enjoyed by villagers in the late afternoon.The elevated houses in the background are both homes and granaries, which have been built to withstand flooding 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.

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  • 862-03820525

    A beautifully decorated leather skirt of a Hamar woman.The Hamar are semi nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia 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.

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  • 862-03820514

    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.

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    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.

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  • 862-03820471

    A Hamar woman sells gourds and bananas at Dimeka, the largest market in the Hamar country of Southwest Ethiopia.People travel there great distances on foot to attend the weekly commercial and social event.

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  • 862-03820469

    An attractive Hamar woman leads a goat to sell at Dimeka, the largest market in the Hamar country of Southwest Ethiopia.People travel there great distances on foot to attend the weekly commercial and social event.

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  • 862-03711117

    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.

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  • 862-03711115

    A Hamar girl in traditional attire. Her leather skirt is made from the twisted strands of goatskin. Cowries are always popular to embellish a woman's or girl's appearance.The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists who live in harsh country around the Hamar Mountains of Southwest Ethiopia.

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