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December 8, 2018

Children of the Omo Valley

The Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia is one of the most ethnically diverse places in the world. Many of the people that call the region home were never subjected to European colonization and still practice centuries-old traditions—such as children of the Suri tribe, pictured here. Now, planned development projects, such as the the Gibe III Dam, threaten many of these communities' abilitiy to sustain their livelihoods. This photo was submitted to Your Shot, our photo community on Instagram. Follow us on Instagram at @natgeoyourshot or visit us at for the latest submissions and news about the community.
Photograph by Marja Schwartz, National Geographic Your Shot
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