As promised, here are some more of my favourite shots I took in Ethiopia -- ones that didn't fit easily in the stories I shared last week, but that I love anyway. There's really no rhyme or reason to them, or how they're presented here, but hopefully they'll give you a flavour of what the week felt like as a whole.
The shot above was taken on Sunday, October 6, as worshippers gathered at a large Ethiopian Orthodox church. Often the churches are so crowded, people stand outside in the churchyard during services.
And on that note, this concludes the Ethiopian portion of Chookooloonks! Again, thanks so much for joining me on this journey, friends. It was such a great trip, and I hope you enjoyed the photographs as much as I enjoyed taking them.
Song: Africaye by Teddy Afro. And yes, this is a song off of one of the CDs Kiru gave me. Love.
I've recently returned from a trip to 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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