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Africa's Danakil Desert
OCTOBER 2005
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Photo captions by Cliff Tarpy
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A Boisterous Homecoming
Photograph by Carsten Peter

Lasting well past midnight in the Ethiopian village of Asso Bollo, a party enlivened by dancing and rifle fire marks a local man's wedding. Following tradition, he married in his fiancée's village, then returned alone to his home where he stayed for several weeks. The couple later settled down in a house built by the groom's female relatives. Though the Afar are still known for their combativeness, the days when a man couldn't marry without first killing an enemy tribesman are gone.


Photo Fast Facts
Camera: Nikon F100
Film Type: Fujichrome Provia 100
Lens: 85mm
Speed and F-Stop: Three minutes @ f/4

Weather Conditions: Clear
Time of Day: Night
Lighting Techniques: I was walking and illuminating the scenery with video light.

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