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Old Posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:10 PM
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ETHIOPIA (2): Faces of Omo 2

Part 2 of my Omo Valley photographs (part 1 here).

Part 1 of my Ethiopia trip can be viewed here.




















































































































































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Old Posted Jun 11, 2013, 7:19 PM
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Wow that must have been quite the experience. A modern day hunter gatherer society, crazy seeing how most humans lived 5000 years ago.
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Holy cow, what an unexpected surprise. These photos are amazing. I'm disturbed by the backs of many of the women, though, that look like they are scarred (whipped perhaps).
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I'm disturbed by the backs of many of the women, though, that look like they are scarred (whipped perhaps).
Essential note, thank you for it. I didn't even notice. Their old fashion of torturing their lips and their ears is certainly weird, but not even close to the ugly perversion of whipping anybody who doesn't wanna get whipped, if they actually do that.
Guys, I've heard some folks liked to get whipped, though... Some sort of special fetish, maybe.

Those few assault rifles are inappropriate, too.

I still like the easy way of going nearly naked in any circumstance when you're not in frozen Denmark, like not in the annoying need of a thick coat to not die from freezing.
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Very stunning photos!! Interesting culture..thanks for sharing this!
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Epic thread and excellent shots! Thanks for sharing and showing life in Ethiopian tribes.

Congratulations and greetings from Madrid, Spain!
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Holy cow, what an unexpected surprise. These photos are amazing. I'm disturbed by the backs of many of the women, though, that look like they are scarred (whipped perhaps).
Indeed they are scarred, they have been whipped. Its part of a ceremony, when a man comes of age (to marry), they have to undertake a ceremony in which they must run across the backs of about 10 bulls. As part of the ceremony the woman get whipped...they sort of tease the men and please for more whips. Very strange thing to see, difficult to stomach.
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