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Scars On-tum Woman

Whipped Hamer woman in Tumi

The scars on this woman are wore with pride. She was whipped with a slender stick when her son or another close younger male became a man in the Jumping of the Bulls ceremony. The young guy runs across the…

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Hamer Girl From Omo Valley, Ethiopia

Hamer girl, Tumi, Ethiopia

I visited this Hamer village near Tumi in the Omo Valley (southern Ethiopia) right on sunset - which meant, not only was the light great, but everyone was returning back to the village so there was a lot going on.…

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Mural At Kaikorua, New Zealand

Debbie Having a Whale of a Time

Debbie reading the newspaper outside the town library in Kaikoura, New zealand. Kaikoura is all about whale watching - hence this mural of a whale. I like the composition of this shot so that you can't see the rest of…

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Mursi Lip Stretchers

This photo pretty much speaks for itself. While researching the Lonely Planet guide for Ethiopia I went to Omo Valley and met their most famous tribe – the Mursi. While it may appear as freaky as hell to us, it…

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