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 The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.  Aksum,Ethiopia

The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.

Aksum,Ethiopia

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 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia

A pilgrim in contemplation 

Lalibela,Ethiopia

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  Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists   Lalibela, Ethiopia

Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists

Lalibela, Ethiopia

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 The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.  Aksum,Ethiopia
EthiopianXmasIMG_1447.jpg
 A pilgrim in contemplation   Lalibela,Ethiopia
EthiopianXmasIMG_1948.jpg
IMG_1326.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2460.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2379.jpg
IMG_1188.jpg
Night scene9.jpg
oldman1_IMG_2657.jpg
Ethiopianboy_1875@800 copy.jpg
EthiopianXmasIMG_2155.jpg
Swatter_IMG_3011.jpg
oldmanshiro_IMG_1218.jpg
  Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists   Lalibela, Ethiopia
Xmas_Night scene9.jpg

The Ethiopian festival of Timket, commemorates the baptism of Jesus Christ. Priests all over the country bless various bodies of water- lakes, puddles, or common tap. The holy water can either be dunked into or thrown on passerbys in a ritual reenactment of baptism.  Here, encouraged by their parents, children strip down in a reservoir newly blessed.

Aksum,Ethiopia

A pilgrim in contemplation 

Lalibela,Ethiopia

Pilgrims wait at one of the seven rock hewn churches  overnight in preparation for final blessing by preists

Lalibela, Ethiopia

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