ethiopia part 4: the faces of ethiopia

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I've made no secret of the fact that I love faces -- because I truly believe every one of them is beautiful.  And so today, I want to share with you some of the amazing faces that I was able to photograph while I was in Ethiopia.

First, the grown-ups:

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And now, of course, the children:

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Since returning from Ethiopia, I've had many people ask me what I think of the country.

What do I think?

I think Ethiopia is straight-up beautiful.

SongAger bet by Jah Lude.  I have no idea what the lyrics are saying, but I do hear him repeat "konjo, konjo" a lot.  "Konjo" is the Amharic word for "beautiful," so I figure this song has to fit. :)

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I spent last week in Ethiopia at the kind invitation and expense of The ONE Campaign, a nonpartisan, advocacy organization dedicated to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa.  ONE works to convince governments to invest in smart programs that help eliminate poverty and preventable disease in a sustainable way.  I was supporting a group of  parenting bloggers by capturing images that tell the story of how the organizations for which ONE advocates are effecting real change in Ethiopia. 

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