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Mursi by demi2004 Mursi by demi2004
Photo by Dmitri Markine Photography www.dmitrimarkine.com

Mursi woman with a child.Taken at their village in Ethiopia.
They cut their bottom lip at around puberty and install a clay disk. With time the size of the disk increases. It's believed the tradition started by Mursi tribe to avoid other tribes stealing their women. Basically, they tried to make them look ugly for others. Nowadays it's considered a beautification.
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Mursi by ~demi2004 ( Suggested by Shadowelve and Featured by xbastex )
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AzulCasiMorado Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I can't find the words to describe how beautiful it is
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Very cool! It's awesome to see a breastfeeding image as a DD. I dare say that woman would kick some ass if some idget told her to cover up while nursing. And that's my daily lactivist plug, folks.
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Tainted-Peaches Jan 6, 2013  Student Writer
Wonderful shot. And I'm a big fan of black and white photos. This really is National Geographic worthy.
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LostGryphin Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Amazing and stunning photo - congrats on the DD
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Nattygrego Jan 6, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
This photo is just spectacular, it carries a powerful figure and a beautiful composition !! Love it !
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