Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, home to the amazing World Heritage Site of monolithic, rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th c. Its an extraordinary spiritual and beautiful experience to see pilgrims and worshipers praying in these sacred churches.    
       
     
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 The sacred gold cross of King Lalibela is brought out occasionally to administer healing powers to those in need.   
       
     
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 Crossing the beautiful Lake Tana to visit the ancient Church of Azuwa Mariam near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
       
     
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 Holy prayer text are written in the ancient liturgical language of ge'ez; a man on the side of the highway reading christian scripture. 
       
     
 ...and here, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam, and ancient depiction of the ge'ez.
       
     
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 Market woman, Lalibela
       
     
 Selling salt, brought by camels through the desert to the city of Lalibela. 
       
     
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 Jesus at play, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam 
       
     
 Ethiopian kids at play; a cushion on wheels and an open highway.
       
     
 Everywhere, kids are playing "circle", with a tire rim, an old rubber tire, a loop from an oil drum; anything that rolls.   
       
     
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 Obama everywhere!
       
     
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 At 11,000 ft in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.
       
     
  The Gelado Monkey, a.k.a. the Bleeding Heart Baboon, is a type of Old World Monkey   found only in the mountains of Ethiopia. 
       
     
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  Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, home to the amazing World Heritage Site of monolithic, rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th c. Its an extraordinary spiritual and beautiful experience to see pilgrims and worshipers praying in these sacred churches.    
       
     

 Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, home to the amazing World Heritage Site of monolithic, rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th c. Its an extraordinary spiritual and beautiful experience to see pilgrims and worshipers praying in these sacred churches. 

 

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 The sacred gold cross of King Lalibela is brought out occasionally to administer healing powers to those in need.   
       
     

The sacred gold cross of King Lalibela is brought out occasionally to administer healing powers to those in need.

 

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 Crossing the beautiful Lake Tana to visit the ancient Church of Azuwa Mariam near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
       
     

Crossing the beautiful Lake Tana to visit the ancient Church of Azuwa Mariam near Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

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 Holy prayer text are written in the ancient liturgical language of ge'ez; a man on the side of the highway reading christian scripture. 
       
     

Holy prayer text are written in the ancient liturgical language of ge'ez; a man on the side of the highway reading christian scripture. 

 ...and here, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam, and ancient depiction of the ge'ez.
       
     

...and here, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam, and ancient depiction of the ge'ez.

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 Market woman, Lalibela
       
     

Market woman, Lalibela

 Selling salt, brought by camels through the desert to the city of Lalibela. 
       
     

Selling salt, brought by camels through the desert to the city of Lalibela. 

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20150505_Ethiopia_275.jpg
       
     
20150505_Ethiopia_297.jpg
       
     
20150503_Ethiopia_555.jpg
       
     
 Jesus at play, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam 
       
     

Jesus at play, in the Church of Azuwa Mariam 

 Ethiopian kids at play; a cushion on wheels and an open highway.
       
     

Ethiopian kids at play; a cushion on wheels and an open highway.

 Everywhere, kids are playing "circle", with a tire rim, an old rubber tire, a loop from an oil drum; anything that rolls.   
       
     

Everywhere, kids are playing "circle", with a tire rim, an old rubber tire, a loop from an oil drum; anything that rolls.

 

20150503_Ethiopia_379.jpg
       
     
20150502_Ethiopia_310.jpg
       
     
 Obama everywhere!
       
     

Obama everywhere!

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20150503_Ethiopia_582.jpg
       
     
 At 11,000 ft in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.
       
     

At 11,000 ft in the Simien Mountains, Ethiopia.

  The Gelado Monkey, a.k.a. the Bleeding Heart Baboon, is a type of Old World Monkey   found only in the mountains of Ethiopia. 
       
     

The Gelado Monkey, a.k.a. the Bleeding Heart Baboon, is a type of Old World Monkey found only in the mountains of Ethiopia. 

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