Beauty and Color: Scenes From Ethiopia |Orthodox Christian Pilgrim

An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian pilgrim is pictured at a mass before the annual festival of Timkat in Lalibela, Ethiopia, on January 19, 2012. Timkat celebrates the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River. During Timkat, the Tabot, a model of the Ark of the Covenant is taken out of every Ethiopian church for 24 hours and paraded during a procession in towns across the country

Source: The Atlantic

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