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A girl from Arbore Tribe, Ommo Valley, Ethiopia

Meet Onno, a teenage girl from the Arbore tribe. Onno, like other women of the Arbore tribe, enjoys decorating herself with hundreds of beads, which she believes makes her more attractive. Her hair is cut short, which is a symbol of virginity. Soon Onno will marry and as part of the wedding process she will have to be circumcised. This process will be done by her mother and like all Arbore women she will have to follow the tradition.

TAGS: Africa, Ethiopia, Girl, Tradition, Tribe

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Ljubljana, Slovenia
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© Matjaz Krivic.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 02.2012
Total Views: 379
Total Favorites: 3
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 15, 2014, 4:56 p.m.
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PHOTO LOCATION Ommo valley, Ethiopia