Faces of Ethiopia (2013)

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In the Bale mountains.

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For some reason, many men carry spears. Could it be that the Bale mountains still host a few Abyssinian lions?

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In a small market below the Harenna escarpment, which marks the limit between the Bale mountains and the lower Harenna forest.

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On the shore of lake Awasa.

 

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In the Merkato of Addis Ababa.

 

The Merkato is both a market (the largest in Ethiopia) and a recycling center.

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In Tigray.

 

Priests.

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People encountered while trekking from Korem to Tenta.

 

Gebru (left) and Gebrehiwet (right), two Tigrayan friends who join me on most of my treks in Ethiopia.

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People looking at my camp.

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Markets in the countryside are often vibrant, fascinating places. They play crucial role in the life of the Ethiopian villagers.

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Restaurant on the side of a market.

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Women and children on the rim of the Magdala amba (flat-top mountain) near Tenta.

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In Bati, on camel market day, where Afars (Danakils), Oromos and Amharas meet and exchange.

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People spend hours watching camels before deciding to buy (or not to buy) them.

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In a small restaurant in the market.

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Drinking tea under a blue tent.

 

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