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Ethiopia is one of the poorest countries in the world, but will their thirst for development destroy the Karo's way of life? ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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An elderly woman hangs a drinks straw she found to her metal piercing. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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Eight different tries rely on the Omo River Valley, that is being drained by the Ethiopian government in a dam to accelerate the countries economic development. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumworld.com/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photographyETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumworld.com/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photographyThe Karo tribe growing beans, maize, and sorghum. They also fish and breed cattle and goats. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered
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Guns have been passed through generations, after they were gifted to them by visiting Europeans. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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Guns are treated as family heirlooms to ward off other tribes and livestock. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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The Karo has no voice, and can't fight against authorities as they shrink in land, resources and size. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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Animal fat and ash makes this tribes unique body paint. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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Many international companies are indirectly supporting the collapse of the Karo by financing Ethiopia's economic development. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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The dam affecting the Karo's lives was predominantly funded by The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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While the tribe believed they were cursed for centuries, the unfortunate destruction of their natural resources by their government sadly might prove their superstitions true. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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The Karo tribe have an estimated population between 1000 - 2000 and are one of the smallest in the country. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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Companies are acquiring the Karo's fertile tribal land to grow cash crops like cotton and the environmentally destructive palm oil. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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A young boy covered in animal fat, poses behind the river that they thrive on that is being dredged by the Ethiopian government. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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The Indigenous group are under threat from man-made industrial dredging of their nearby river. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography
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It only rains around 50 days a year in Ethiopia, so this tribe rely on their river levels being high and not artificially dredged. ETHIOPIA: MEET THE tribe that DROWNS disabled BABIES because they believe them to be CURSED. Photos show young boys of the Karo tribe smiling covered top to toe in multi-patterned warrior paint. However the adults find less time to smile, as they pose behind their land that is being destroyed by the government for industrial development. Men carry rifles that were gifted to them by European visitors across the last 50 years, and have been passed through generations like family heirlooms to scare off enemies. One elder woman even uses a drinks straw as jewellery. The photos were taken in the Omo River Valley, Ethiopia, by Jim Zuckerman (72) from Franklin, USA. The American shot the fascinating portraits on a Canon EOS-1Dx Mark II. mediadrumimages/JimZuckerman/@jim.zuckerman.photography

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