Scarred Women Sit Together Drinking

Food aid is problematic because most of the grain that is handed out is subsequently fermented for alcohol...Monday is market day in Turmi which is a Hamar town.  After the market everyone goes into the bars before the long walk home with their goods...The scars on the women's backs are from participating in a bull jumping ceremony... they are whipped before the ceremony and the scars a sign that they are eligible for support from the community in general but more specifically from the boys that became men during the bull jumping ceremony..

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