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Hamer women gather prior to the climax of the Hamer initiation ceremony - Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia  
   

Hamer women gather prior to the climax of the Hamer initiation ceremony - Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia

The Tribes That Time Forgot

July 26th 2010
There was much that lay waiting for me in the Omo Valley – a place where tribal people scar and paint their bodies and pierce them with all manner of objects, where women are publicly whipped to demonstrate their loyalty, and where men run naked across bulls to prove their manhood. As we continued along the dirt roads the anticipation of meeting the first tribe grew. This tribe was the Arbore, ... read more
Africa » Ethiopia » Southern Nations Region » Turmi

Ethiopian Flag Unique among African countries, the ancient Ethiopian monarchy maintained its freedom from colonial rule, with the exception of the 1936-41 Italian occupation during World War II. In 1974 a military junta, the Derg, deposed Emperor Haile SELASSIE (wh... ... read more
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