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Stock Photo #4272-16959, Samburu boys wearing the charcoal-blackened goatskin cloaks of those about to be circumcised drive their families' herds to their lorara (a purpose-built circumcision encampment), shortly before they undergo the ritual. A family's herds must be penned in the lorara until the circumcision
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Samburu boys wearing the charcoal-blackened goatskin cloaks of those about to be circumcised drive their families' herds to t...
Samburu boys wearing the charcoal-blackened goatskin cloaks of those about to be circumcised drive their families' herds to their lorara (a purpose-built circumcision encampment), shortly before they undergo the ritual. A family's herds must be penned in the lorara until the circumcision
Stock Photo #1890-168196, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16977, Samburu initiates sing during the month after their circumcision. As their wounds heal, their dances become more energetic. Before long, they imitate the dances of the warriors which, hitherto, they have been forbidden to perform.
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Samburu initiates sing during the month after their circumcision. As their wounds heal, their dances become more energetic. B...
Samburu initiates sing during the month after their circumcision. As their wounds heal, their dances become more energetic. Before long, they imitate the dances of the warriors which, hitherto, they have been forbidden to perform.
Stock Photo #4272-16964, A Samburu youth is circumcised outside his mothers house as his two sponsors attend him, one holding his shoulders while turning his face away from the circumciser, the other holding his right leg.Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
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A Samburu youth is circumcised outside his mothers house as his two sponsors attend him, one holding his shoulders while turn...
A Samburu youth is circumcised outside his mothers house as his two sponsors attend him, one holding his shoulders while turning his face away from the circumciser, the other holding his right leg.Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
Stock Photo #4272-16966, Early in the morning, a Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised outside his mothers house. One of his sponsors attends him by holding his back. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
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Early in the morning, a Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised ou...
Early in the morning, a Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised outside his mothers house. One of his sponsors attends him by holding his back. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
Stock Photo #4272-16955, Blanket-clad Samburu elders converse outside a lorara, a purpose-built circumcision encampment for boys. The elders meet frequently in the days leading up to their sons' circumcision to discuss the arrangements.
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Blanket-clad Samburu elders converse outside a lorara, a purpose-built circumcision encampment for boys. The elders meet freq...
Blanket-clad Samburu elders converse outside a lorara, a purpose-built circumcision encampment for boys. The elders meet frequently in the days leading up to their sons' circumcision to discuss the arrangements.
Stock Photo #1788-37247, Circumcision, Turkey 19th century. Print.
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Circumcision, Turkey 19th century. Print.
Stock Photo #4272-16952, A Samburu mother wears an ochred goatskin cape ready for milking a cow the evening before her son is circumcised. This distinctive cape is worn only at circumcision ceremonies. The milk must be drawn from a cow that has not given birth more than twice and will be poured over her son's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning.
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A Samburu mother wears an ochred goatskin cape ready for milking a cow the evening before her son is circumcised. This distin...
A Samburu mother wears an ochred goatskin cape ready for milking a cow the evening before her son is circumcised. This distinctive cape is worn only at circumcision ceremonies. The milk must be drawn from a cow that has not given birth more than twice and will be poured over her son's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning.
Stock Photo #1899-32644, The Circumcision, by attributed d'Enrico (Errico) Antonio know as Tanzio da Varallo, 1612 - 1614, 17th Century, oil on rounded canvas. Italy, Abruzzo, Fara San Martino, Chieti, San Remigio Church. Whole artwork. Circumcision dark setting figures saints St Carlo Borromeo St Francis portraits of donors cage with doves.
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The Circumcision, by attributed d'Enrico (Errico) Antonio know as Tanzio da Varallo, 1612 - 1614, 17th Century, oil on rounde...
The Circumcision, by attributed d'Enrico (Errico) Antonio know as Tanzio da Varallo, 1612 - 1614, 17th Century, oil on rounded canvas. Italy, Abruzzo, Fara San Martino, Chieti, San Remigio Church. Whole artwork. Circumcision dark setting figures saints St Carlo Borromeo St Francis portraits of donors cage with doves.
Stock Photo #4272-16965, A Samburu youth sitting on an ox hide just after he has been circumcised outside his mothers house. His two sponsors attend him, one holding his shoulders, the other preparing to help carry him into the house.
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A Samburu youth sitting on an ox hide just after he has been circumcised outside his mothers house. His two sponsors attend h...
A Samburu youth sitting on an ox hide just after he has been circumcised outside his mothers house. His two sponsors attend him, one holding his shoulders, the other preparing to help carry him into the house.
Stock Photo #4272-18009, The famous explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, with a Samburu initiate at Maralal in the 1990s.
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The famous explorer, Wilfred Thesiger, with a Samburu initiate at Maralal in the 1990s.
Stock Photo #1899-46616, The Circumcision, by Tiso Oronzo, 17th Century, canvas. Italy: Puglia: Lecce: Lecce: Gesu Church: altar. Whole artwork. Painting high altar church of Gesu vine-shaped twisted/spiral columns monogram Christ JHS putti canvas circumcision interior temple arcades priest Infant Jesus/Christ Child/Baby Jesus/Child Jesus circumcised Virgin Mary St Joseph onlookers/bystanders Hebrews/Jews little angels lamp
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The Circumcision, by Tiso Oronzo, 17th Century, canvas. Italy: Puglia: Lecce: Lecce: Gesu Church: altar. Whole artwork. Paint...
The Circumcision, by Tiso Oronzo, 17th Century, canvas. Italy: Puglia: Lecce: Lecce: Gesu Church: altar. Whole artwork. Painting high altar church of Gesu vine-shaped twisted/spiral columns monogram Christ JHS putti canvas circumcision interior temple arcades priest Infant Jesus/Christ Child/Baby Jesus/Child Jesus circumcised Virgin Mary St Joseph onlookers/bystanders Hebrews/Jews little angels lamp
Stock Photo #4272-16969, Immediately a Samburu youth has been circumcised, his ritual sponsors and friends will draw blood from an ox by tying a rope tourniquet round the animals neck and piercing the jugular with a short, sharp arrow. A mixture of blood and milk will be given to the initiate to drink while he recovers from the operation in his mothers house.
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Immediately a Samburu youth has been circumcised, his ritual sponsors and friends will draw blood from an ox by tying a rope ...
Immediately a Samburu youth has been circumcised, his ritual sponsors and friends will draw blood from an ox by tying a rope tourniquet round the animals neck and piercing the jugular with a short, sharp arrow. A mixture of blood and milk will be given to the initiate to drink while he recovers from the operation in his mothers house.
Stock Photo #4272-16976, A Samburu initiate with bird skins hanging from his headband. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is skinned without using a knife, stuffed with dry grass and attached to the boy's head band by means of its beak. =
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A Samburu initiate with bird skins hanging from his headband. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiat...
A Samburu initiate with bird skins hanging from his headband. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is skinned without using a knife, stuffed with dry grass and attached to the boy's head band by means of its beak. =
Stock Photo #4272-16953, The evening before a Samburu boy is circumcised, he must lean over his mother under a special ochred goatskin cape as she milks a cow that has not given birth more than twice. This milk will be kept overnight in a traditional wooden gourd-like container and will be poured over the boy's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning.
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The evening before a Samburu boy is circumcised, he must lean over his mother under a special ochred goatskin cape as she mil...
The evening before a Samburu boy is circumcised, he must lean over his mother under a special ochred goatskin cape as she milks a cow that has not given birth more than twice. This milk will be kept overnight in a traditional wooden gourd-like container and will be poured over the boy's head just before he is circumcised early the next morning.
Stock Photo #4272-32835, Black clothing, Black ostrich feathers and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.
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Black clothing, Black ostrich feathers and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo secti...
Black clothing, Black ostrich feathers and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.
Stock Photo #1890-168341, Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' and a young Masai girl in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania.
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' and a young Masai girl in...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' and a young Masai girl in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania.
Stock Photo #4192-9805, Dogon Rock Art, Mali
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Dogon Rock Art, Mali
Stock Photo #1890-168219, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16951, A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - the distinctive decoration of every boy who participates in the circumcision ritual.
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A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - th...
A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - the distinctive decoration of every boy who participates in the circumcision ritual.
Stock Photo #1899-45668, The Circumcision, by Vouet Simon, 1622, 17th Century, oil on canvas. Italy: Campania: Naples: Capodimonte National Museum and Galleries. Detail. Ceremony temple circumcision Virgin Mary the Infant Jesus/the Christ Child priest St Joseph elder child
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The Circumcision, by Vouet Simon, 1622, 17th Century, oil on canvas. Italy: Campania: Naples: Capodimonte National Museum and...
The Circumcision, by Vouet Simon, 1622, 17th Century, oil on canvas. Italy: Campania: Naples: Capodimonte National Museum and Galleries. Detail. Ceremony temple circumcision Virgin Mary the Infant Jesus/the Christ Child priest St Joseph elder child
Stock Photo #1890-168174, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16949, The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys are blessed by their mothers by having milk flicked on their feet as they return to their lorora from a water source that never dries up.
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The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys are blessed by their mothers by having milk flicked on their feet as they ret...
The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys are blessed by their mothers by having milk flicked on their feet as they return to their lorora from a water source that never dries up.
Stock Photo #4272-16227, A Samburu boy in reflective mood after his circumcision. A day after the ordeal, he will hang in his pierced earlobes copper earrings normally worn by married women and put on a new headdress of ostrich feathers fastened to a narrow band of plaited fibre, which fits tightly round his forehead.
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A Samburu boy in reflective mood after his circumcision. A day after the ordeal, he will hang in his pierced earlobes copper ...
A Samburu boy in reflective mood after his circumcision. A day after the ordeal, he will hang in his pierced earlobes copper earrings normally worn by married women and put on a new headdress of ostrich feathers fastened to a narrow band of plaited fibre, which fits tightly round his forehead.
Stock Photo #4272-16942, Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
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Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on ...
Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
Stock Photo #1899-24809, Nandi youths wearing circumcision masks. Three Nandi youths wear tall, elaborate grass headdresses and masks during their circumcision rites. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
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Nandi youths wearing circumcision masks. Three Nandi youths wear tall, elaborate grass headdresses and masks during their cir...
Nandi youths wearing circumcision masks. Three Nandi youths wear tall, elaborate grass headdresses and masks during their circumcision rites. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
Stock Photo #1899-24808, Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites. The boys' faces are painted and they hold bows and arrows. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
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Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites. The boys' faces are ...
Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites. The boys' faces are painted and they hold bows and arrows. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
Stock Photo #4272-16983, Watched by his friends, a Samburu initiate shoots his arrows for the last time during the lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month after he was circumcised. He has already discarded his black leather cloak and now smears himself for the first time with a mixture of animal fat and red ochre.
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Watched by his friends, a Samburu initiate shoots his arrows for the last time during the lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month aft...
Watched by his friends, a Samburu initiate shoots his arrows for the last time during the lmuget loolbaa ceremony a month after he was circumcised. He has already discarded his black leather cloak and now smears himself for the first time with a mixture of animal fat and red ochre.
Stock Photo #4272-16940, In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a slow, haunting melody whose words are ad libbed to suit the occasion.
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In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a...
In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a slow, haunting melody whose words are ad libbed to suit the occasion.
Stock Photo #1788-43136, Inset depicting the Circumcision of Jesus, panel from the Armadio degli Argenti (Silver Chest) with the life of Jesus, 1451-1453, by Giovanni da Fiesole known as Fra Angelico (1400-ca 1455), tempera on wood.
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Inset depicting the Circumcision of Jesus, panel from the Armadio degli Argenti (Silver Chest) with the life of Jesus, 1451-1...
Inset depicting the Circumcision of Jesus, panel from the Armadio degli Argenti (Silver Chest) with the life of Jesus, 1451-1453, by Giovanni da Fiesole known as Fra Angelico (1400-ca 1455), tempera on wood.
Stock Photo #1848-708902, Young person, painted face, traditional circumcision ceremony, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa
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Young person, painted face, traditional circumcision ceremony, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa
Stock Photo #1788-54288, Stories of Mary and Jesus, the Circumcision of Jesus, 16th century, by Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception or Cave of Gold, Church of the Holy Annunciation, Gaeta. Italy, 16th century.
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Stories of Mary and Jesus, the Circumcision of Jesus, 16th century, by Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo, the Chapel of the Immacula...
Stories of Mary and Jesus, the Circumcision of Jesus, 16th century, by Giovanni Filippo Criscuolo, the Chapel of the Immaculate Conception or Cave of Gold, Church of the Holy Annunciation, Gaeta. Italy, 16th century.
Stock Photo #1890-168330, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16971, The proud father of a Samburu boy who has recently been circumcised. ;For each son who has been initiated into the warrior age-set, a father will tie a strip of lion skin below his knees, hang two copper ornaments normally worn by women in his pierced earlobes and places a string of pale green beads round his forehead. A ceremonial leather cape is slung over his shoulder.
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The proud father of a Samburu boy who has recently been circumcised. ;For each son who has been initiated into the warrior ag...
The proud father of a Samburu boy who has recently been circumcised. ;For each son who has been initiated into the warrior age-set, a father will tie a strip of lion skin below his knees, hang two copper ornaments normally worn by women in his pierced earlobes and places a string of pale green beads round his forehead. A ceremonial leather cape is slung over his shoulder.
Stock Photo #4272-16941, In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a slow, haunting melody whose words are ad libbed to suit the occasion.
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In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a...
In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys gather frequently to sing the lebarta, a circumcision song with a slow, haunting melody whose words are ad libbed to suit the occasion.
Stock Photo #4272-16961, A Samburu circumciser uses his leather belt as a strop to sharpen his knife before circumcising boys in a lorora, a traditional encampment built especially for this purpose. His knife will have been forged by the blacksmiths of the tribe.
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A Samburu circumciser uses his leather belt as a strop to sharpen his knife before circumcising boys in a lorora, a tradition...
A Samburu circumciser uses his leather belt as a strop to sharpen his knife before circumcising boys in a lorora, a traditional encampment built especially for this purpose. His knife will have been forged by the blacksmiths of the tribe.
Stock Photo #4272-16963, A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively outside his mother's house for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumciser begins operating on the sons of the most senior family first and moves quickly in a clockwise direction Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon.
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A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively outside his mother's house for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumc...
A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively outside his mother's house for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumciser begins operating on the sons of the most senior family first and moves quickly in a clockwise direction Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon.
Stock Photo #4030-3690, African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
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African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks pai...
African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
Stock Photo #4272-16954, The ritual helpers of two Samburu boys slaughter and skin rams the day before the boys are circumcised. The boys will sit on the wet skins while they are being circumcised.
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The ritual helpers of two Samburu boys slaughter and skin rams the day before the boys are circumcised. The boys will sit on ...
The ritual helpers of two Samburu boys slaughter and skin rams the day before the boys are circumcised. The boys will sit on the wet skins while they are being circumcised.
Stock Photo #1566-1193939, A Turkish family gathers for refreshments in Istanbul, on the day of the eldest son´s circumcision ceremony
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A Turkish family gathers for refreshments in Istanbul, on the day of the eldest son´s circumcision ceremony
Stock Photo #4272-18010, A Samburu initiate in traditional costume with the skinned birds he has shot with blunt arrows hanging from his headband.
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A Samburu initiate in traditional costume with the skinned birds he has shot with blunt arrows hanging from his headband.
Stock Photo #4272-16937, A Samburu youth is forcibly restrained after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision. It is not uncommon for Samburu youths and warriors to succumb to hysterical and often violent outbursts. These fits, known to them as ndokuna, pass after a few minutes although the person may be drained of his energy for several hours.
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A Samburu youth is forcibly restrained after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision. It is ...
A Samburu youth is forcibly restrained after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision. It is not uncommon for Samburu youths and warriors to succumb to hysterical and often violent outbursts. These fits, known to them as ndokuna, pass after a few minutes although the person may be drained of his energy for several hours.
Stock Photo #4272-16943, Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
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Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on ...
Mothers rub animal fat into their sons cloaks to make them supple. This task is performed shortly before the boys set out on an arduous journey to collect sticks, staves and gum to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
Stock Photo #4272-16950, A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - the distinctive decoration of every boy who participates in the circumcision ritual.
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A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - th...
A Samburu mother shaves her sons head outside her home the day before he is circumcised. Round her neck hangs his nchipi - the distinctive decoration of every boy who participates in the circumcision ritual.
Stock Photo #1890-28467, Sunnat Toi, circumcision rite, Margilan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, Asia
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Sunnat Toi, circumcision rite, Margilan, Uzbekistan, Central Asia, Asia
Stock Photo #4272-16972, The day after a Samburu boy has been circumcised, a 'Firestick elder' _ one of the elders responsible for the ceremonial proceedings at the circumcision ceremony and for disciplining the new warrior generation _ will smear his forehead and hair with butter fat from a wooden jar held by his wife.
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The day after a Samburu boy has been circumcised, a 'Firestick elder' _ one of the elders responsible for the ceremonial proc...
The day after a Samburu boy has been circumcised, a 'Firestick elder' _ one of the elders responsible for the ceremonial proceedings at the circumcision ceremony and for disciplining the new warrior generation _ will smear his forehead and hair with butter fat from a wooden jar held by his wife.
Stock Photo #4272-16939, In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys must wear charcoal blackened cloaks, which are made from three goatskins by their mothers.
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In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys must wear charcoal blackened cloaks, which are made from three go...
In the weeks leading up to their circumcision, Samburu boys must wear charcoal blackened cloaks, which are made from three goatskins by their mothers.
Stock Photo #4030-3689, African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
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African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks pai...
African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
Stock Photo #1899-24810, Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites take aim with bows and arrows. The boys' faces are painted. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
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Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites take aim with bows an...
Nandi youths during circumcision rites. Three Nandi youths in seclusion during their circumcision rites take aim with bows and arrows. The boys' faces are painted. Kapsabet, Kenya, February 1928. Kapsabet, Rift Valley, Kenya, Eastern Africa, Africa.
Stock Photo #4272-16962, A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumciser begins operating on the sons of the most senior family first and moves quickly in a clockwise direction Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon.
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A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumciser begins operating on th...
A Samburu youth in circumcision attire waits pensively for his turn 'under the knife'. The circumciser begins operating on the sons of the most senior family first and moves quickly in a clockwise direction Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon.
Stock Photo #1890-168352, Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age', and young Masai girls, in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania.
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age', and young Masai girls, i...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warriors (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age', and young Masai girls, in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania.
Stock Photo #1848-710199, Young person with a painted face, traditional circumcision ceremony, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa
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Stock Photo #1890-168163, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #1890-168319, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) and a Masai girl with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) and a Masai girl with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Se...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) and a Masai girl with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16973, The ritual sponsors and friends of a Samburu initiate make him a bow, blunt arrows and a club from the sticks, staves and gum he collected before he was circumcised. He will use these weapons to kill birds for a month following his circumcision. Initiates are forbidden to carry knives during this time.
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The ritual sponsors and friends of a Samburu initiate make him a bow, blunt arrows and a club from the sticks, staves and gum...
The ritual sponsors and friends of a Samburu initiate make him a bow, blunt arrows and a club from the sticks, staves and gum he collected before he was circumcised. He will use these weapons to kill birds for a month following his circumcision. Initiates are forbidden to carry knives during this time.
Stock Photo #4272-16958, A young Samburu warrior. In the days leading up to a circumcision ceremony, everyone becomes distinctly nervous of the conduct of the family members' undergoing the operation. Should a boy show signs of fear or cry out, he brings terrible shame to his entire family.
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A young Samburu warrior. In the days leading up to a circumcision ceremony, everyone becomes distinctly nervous of the conduc...
A young Samburu warrior. In the days leading up to a circumcision ceremony, everyone becomes distinctly nervous of the conduct of the family members' undergoing the operation. Should a boy show signs of fear or cry out, he brings terrible shame to his entire family.
Stock Photo #4272-16944, Dressed in black leather cloaks and singing the lebarta, Samburu boys return to their lorora in the early morning carrying over their right shoulders sticks, staves and gum, which they have collected to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
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Dressed in black leather cloaks and singing the lebarta, Samburu boys return to their lorora in the early morning carrying ov...
Dressed in black leather cloaks and singing the lebarta, Samburu boys return to their lorora in the early morning carrying over their right shoulders sticks, staves and gum, which they have collected to make bows, blunt arrows and clubs after their circumcision.
Stock Photo #4272-16935, Samburu boys roast meat in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Several weeks before their initiation, boys must wear charcoal blackened cloaks, which are made by their mothers from three goatskins.
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Samburu boys roast meat in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Several weeks before their initiation, boys must wear char...
Samburu boys roast meat in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Several weeks before their initiation, boys must wear charcoal blackened cloaks, which are made by their mothers from three goatskins.
Stock Photo #4272-16975, Samburu initiates skin a bird without the use of a knife. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is skinned, stuffed with dry grass and attached to the boy's head band by means of its beak.
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Samburu initiates skin a bird without the use of a knife. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates s...
Samburu initiates skin a bird without the use of a knife. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows. When a bird is killed, it is skinned, stuffed with dry grass and attached to the boy's head band by means of its beak.
Stock Photo #4272-16946, The day before Samburu boys are circumcised in their lorora, (a purpose-built circumcision encampment), senior elders will bless the sharp instruments of every household, such as pangas and axes, by pouring a little milk over them as they intone a blessing. The instruments must be laid out on the oxhide upon which the boy of each household will be circumcised.
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The day before Samburu boys are circumcised in their lorora, (a purpose-built circumcision encampment), senior elders will bl...
The day before Samburu boys are circumcised in their lorora, (a purpose-built circumcision encampment), senior elders will bless the sharp instruments of every household, such as pangas and axes, by pouring a little milk over them as they intone a blessing. The instruments must be laid out on the oxhide upon which the boy of each household will be circumcised.
Stock Photo #4272-16226, A Samburu youth, his head freshly shaved, has milk poured over him from a wooden gourd-like container decorated with green grass prior to his circumcision. Milk and green grass are blessings to these pastoral people and feature in all important ceremonies.
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A Samburu youth, his head freshly shaved, has milk poured over him from a wooden gourd-like container decorated with green gr...
A Samburu youth, his head freshly shaved, has milk poured over him from a wooden gourd-like container decorated with green grass prior to his circumcision. Milk and green grass are blessings to these pastoral people and feature in all important ceremonies.
Stock Photo #4272-32836, Black clothing and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.
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Black clothing and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent ci...
Black clothing and the intricate white patterns on the face of this Maasai youth of the Kisongo section signify his recent circumcision.
Stock Photo #1890-168185, Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
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Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Ta...
Young recently circumcised Masai Warrior (moran) with traditional face paint after 'coming of age' in the Serengei Plains, Tanzania
Stock Photo #4272-16938, A Samburu youth is attended by his colleagues after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision. It is not uncommon for Samburu youths and warriors to succumb to hysterical and often violent outbursts. These fits, known to them as ndokuna, pass after a few minutes although the person may be drained of his energy for several hours.
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A Samburu youth is attended by his colleagues after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision....
A Samburu youth is attended by his colleagues after throwing a fit in the tension-filled days leading up to his circumcision. It is not uncommon for Samburu youths and warriors to succumb to hysterical and often violent outbursts. These fits, known to them as ndokuna, pass after a few minutes although the person may be drained of his energy for several hours.
Stock Photo #4272-16945, Dressed in his black goatskin cloak, a Samburu boy puts his bundle of sticks, staves and gum on the roof of his mother's house. He has collected these with other boys from a special type of Commiphora tree during an arduous journey on foot of up to 200 miles. After his circumcision, he will make them into bows, blunt arrows and clubs.
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Dressed in his black goatskin cloak, a Samburu boy puts his bundle of sticks, staves and gum on the roof of his mother's hous...
Dressed in his black goatskin cloak, a Samburu boy puts his bundle of sticks, staves and gum on the roof of his mother's house. He has collected these with other boys from a special type of Commiphora tree during an arduous journey on foot of up to 200 miles. After his circumcision, he will make them into bows, blunt arrows and clubs.
Stock Photo #4272-16960, A Samburu man watches over his cattle in the early morning. A family's herds must be penned in the lorara (a purpose-built circumcision encampment) before a boy can be circumcised.
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A Samburu man watches over his cattle in the early morning. A family's herds must be penned in the lorara (a purpose-built ci...
A Samburu man watches over his cattle in the early morning. A family's herds must be penned in the lorara (a purpose-built circumcision encampment) before a boy can be circumcised.
Stock Photo #4030-3688, African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
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African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks pai...
African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
Stock Photo #4272-16974, A Samburu initiate takes aim at a bird with a blunt arrow. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time wandering in the countryside attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows.
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A Samburu initiate takes aim at a bird with a blunt arrow. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates ...
A Samburu initiate takes aim at a bird with a blunt arrow. While their wounds heal for a month after circumcision, initiates spend their time wandering in the countryside attempting to kill as many birds as they can with a club and four blunt arrows.
Stock Photo #4272-16947, The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys set out in a group to draw water from a source that never dries up. Each boy will carry a new gourd shaped container made by his mother from hollowed out wood.
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The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys set out in a group to draw water from a source that never dries up. Each boy ...
The day before their circumcision, Samburu boys set out in a group to draw water from a source that never dries up. Each boy will carry a new gourd shaped container made by his mother from hollowed out wood.
Stock Photo #4272-16967, A Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised outside his mother's house. His ritual sponsors attend him before lifting him into the house for a rest. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
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A Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised outside his mother's hou...
A Samburu youth sings the lebarta, the Samburu circumcision song, just after he has been circumcised outside his mother's house. His ritual sponsors attend him before lifting him into the house for a rest. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain.
Stock Photo #4272-16968, A Samburu youth is carried by his sponsors into his mother's house to rest just after he has been circumcised in the early morning. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon. It takes a good circumciser a minute to finish the operation and move quickly on to his next customer.
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A Samburu youth is carried by his sponsors into his mother's house to rest just after he has been circumcised in the early mo...
A Samburu youth is carried by his sponsors into his mother's house to rest just after he has been circumcised in the early morning. Boys are not allowed to show any sign of fear or pain. Even the blink of an eyelid is frowned upon. It takes a good circumciser a minute to finish the operation and move quickly on to his next customer.
Stock Photo #4030-3687, African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
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African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks pai...
African adolscent Initiate (abakwetha). After ritual circumcision the initiates live in isolation for up to several weeks painted in white clay.
Stock Photo #4272-16948, A Samburu boy the day before his circumcision. He has daubed the right side of his face and body with white clay while drawing water from a source that never dries up. Each boy will carry for this purpose a new gourd shaped container made by his mother from hollowed out wood.
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A Samburu boy the day before his circumcision. He has daubed the right side of his face and body with white clay while drawin...
A Samburu boy the day before his circumcision. He has daubed the right side of his face and body with white clay while drawing water from a source that never dries up. Each boy will carry for this purpose a new gourd shaped container made by his mother from hollowed out wood.
Stock Photo #4272-16932, A Samburu lorora in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Circumcision ceremonies for boys take place in these purpose built encampments, which can be large enough to accommodate two hundred families.
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A Samburu lorora in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Circumcision ceremonies for boys take place in these purpose buil...
A Samburu lorora in the cedar forests of the Karisia Hills. Circumcision ceremonies for boys take place in these purpose built encampments, which can be large enough to accommodate two hundred families.
Stock Photo #1848-709765, Young persons with painted faces, traditional circumcision ceremony, Transkei, Eastern Cape, South Africa, Africa
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Stock Photo #4272-16970, Kenya, South Horr, Kurungu. A Samburu youth after his circumcision. The day after he has been circumcised, the initiate must hang in his pierced earlobes copper ear ornaments that are normally worn by married women.
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Kenya, South Horr, Kurungu. A Samburu youth after his circumcision. The day after he has been circumcised, the initiate must ...
Kenya, South Horr, Kurungu. A Samburu youth after his circumcision. The day after he has been circumcised, the initiate must hang in his pierced earlobes copper ear ornaments that are normally worn by married women.

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