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The Milky Way
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Kota Kinabalu Mosque
Colors on the Rio Grande
No way to run away. B&W memories of Autumn.
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Fragile link
The Cracks of Wisdom
The Millinery Shop
Blood face
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Sea Ice Edge
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Costumed people pose for photo
Between clovers
Lazy Potter
Sunrise over Superstition Mountains
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The Walk
People and reflection on Snow  Montain
Chinese Fishing net in India
13th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Blood face

Ma Mya Moo was eight years old when she became a woman. She was tattooed all over her face. Three days of suffering and agony to cover her face with a pattern of circles and lines. A ritual held for generations by the Chin minority ethnic in Myanmar (Burma) and that it was abolished by the communist regime in the 60's. Ma Mya Moo is one of the latest tattooed women, survivors of the Chin ethnic group. Her history, her face will disappear when she dies.

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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 03.2015
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Filed Under: Travel
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 30, 2015, 10:34 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D800
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/160
Aperture: f4
ISO: ISO800
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PHOTO LOCATION Mrauk-U, Rakhine State, Myanmar