Ethiopia’s Omo Valley | Africa’s Last Frontier, National Geographic Magazine: Bar in Tribal Ethiopia

Women wait for a bull-jumping ceremony to begin in a local bar in Turmi, a Hamar town. The scars on the their backs are from participating in a previous bull jumping ceremony where they are whipped. The marks are a sign that the women are eligible for support from the community in general, but more specifically, from the boys that became men during the bull jumping ceremony. They are drinking beer made from USAID food aid sorghum that is subsequently fermented for alcohol. 

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