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photo contest slideshow
Sandhill Crane
"Raindrops keep falling on my Leaf"
Wind Surfing
Holy Whirl
Outside La Finca de TA
Elderly
The Holy Bath
Herons Breakfast
Afternoon
встреча диких лошадей по дороге на озеро в Сибирских степях
Into the singing Hole
Surma woman
Deep breath
Old man From Pushkar
Before the Storm
Ijen Volcano
Dog Roks
Concrete + Jungle
Puente de Bacunayagua
If you can’t touch it, why would you eat it?
Flaws and Alll
Humble success
A Winter Snowfall
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Surma woman

At a young age, to beautify themselves for marriage, most women in the past have their bottom teeth removed and their bottom lips pierced, then stretched, so as to allow insertion of a clay lip plate. However, at the present time, globalization and exposure to the western world is leading to the abandonment of this practice by the young women who reject it and the older ones who are asahamed of what was initially a symbol of beauty.

TAGS: Africa, Ethiopia, Woman

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Talavera De La Reina, Spain
Member since 2017
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2016
Total Views: 51
Filed Under: People
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 5, 2017, 11:18 a.m.
Camera Make: NIKON CORPORATION
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 155mm
Shutter Speed: 1/400
Aperture: f2.8
ISO: ISO320
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