Lake Tana Ethiopia

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A group of villagers smuggle illegally cut wood from forests near Zege village in Ethiopia to Bahar Dar on oversize papyrus reed canoes.
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Small and medium sized fish are sorted according to type in a boat working on Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
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Ethiopian villagers bathe and fill water jugs in a murky canal that flows into Lake Tana.
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A Zege villager poses for a portrait wearing a knitted cap featuring the same colors found on the Ethiopian national flag.
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A young boy fishes at dawn on a leaky papyrus reed kayak on Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
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A mother and young child relax together in Zege village on the Southwest shore of Lake Tana in Ethiopia.
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Villagers near Zege, Ethiopia enjoy a type of homemade tella beer at a small bar. Tella It is brewed from various grains such as teff, corn, barley, millet, or sorghum.
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A fisherman throws part of his catch to a group of hungry pelicans for entertainment near Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.
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A mother with a young child strapped to her back fills a water jug with precious clean water from a government-supplied tap near Zege village in Ethiopia.
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A young girl and her grandmother clean a giant catfish caught along the shore of Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
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Distilled araki is made in a small hut along the shore in a remote area of Lake Tana, Ethiopia. Araki is a very strong alcoholic drink made from ground gesho leaves, water, teff, barley, and wheat.
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A father and his son rest against a tree in the afternoon heat near the western shore of Lake Tana. Most Ethiopians carry walking sticks, particularly those who live in rural areas of the country.
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A farmer keeps watch over his cattle at sunset in a rural area near Zege village, Ethiopia.
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A fisherman paddles his leaky papyrus reed kayak at sunset on Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
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A young boy rests his head on his father while he mends broken fishing nets as a neighbor watches the progress in Zege, Ethiopia.
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A young girl with a unique haircut poses for a portrait near Bahar Dar, Ethiopia.
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Various types of recently harvested grain are winnowed by hand in a rural area near Zege, Ethiopia.
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A fisherman heads home paddling his papyrus kayak in the evening along the shore of Lake Tana, Ethiopia.
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