Thursday, May 10, 2007

WHAT A STRANGE WORLD WE LIVE IN....




This picture of a Mursi tribeswoman can be found at iLounge's "iPods Around the World" gallery, but there's very little information about it.

The caption simply says: Female member of Mursi tribe in Southern Ethiopia. Unfortunately, there's no other information, but a quick Google search reveals:

We'd been hearing for days about the Mursi tribe--the one where women split their lower lip and insert a round metal plate. As we were repeatedly told, the Mursi are neither fun nor friendly. And while they've kept their distance from the outside world--largely in part because their territory is a vast expanse of remote national park--they nevertheless have turned their small contact with foreigners into an art form of extortion. Pictures equal money. No exceptions.


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