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Lalibela

January 8th 2016
The singular most popular tourist attraction in Ethiopia can be found in Lalibela. The small town in northern Ethiopia is home to 11 spectacular churches. Chiselled from solid volcanic rock about 900 years ago, the shrines plunge as much as four storeys into the earth. The churches have turned Lalibela into a place of pride and pilgrimage for worshippers of the Ethiopian Orthodox Church, attractin ... read more
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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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