Faces of Ethiopia (2012)

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People encountered while trekking from Mekele to Lalibela and from Lalibela to Debark.

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I particularly like the photo on the left. I had stopped in a hamlet where I set up my camp for the night. The people were incredibly hospitable. They all seemed very happy to see me.

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Father and son.

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In a traditional tej (honey wine) house, in Sekota.

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Butcher preparing meat for tibs in Sokota.

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Prenuptial groom parade in a small town.

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On one afternoon I reached a village where there was a large market. I quicjly became the main attraction and people stopped selling and buying, just to watch me.

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Priests.

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Old monk.

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Parishioners after a mass ceremony.

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In Lalibela.

 

In rock-hewn churches.

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Market day.

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In Bahir Dar and around (Lake Tana, Blue Nile).

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Child in a tankwa (boat made from papyrus) on lake Tana.

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Embarkment before crossing the Blue Nile.

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Women of Harar.

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Right: Women selling khat (a.k.a. chat) leaves, a stimulant that produces initial euphoria, and later depression and loss of appetite. Khat leaves are chewed by many people in Ethiopia, Somalia, and Yemen.]

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Girls in Koremi, a small village near Harar.

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