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awl-images.com - Ethiopia / Hamar women dance at a 'Jumping of the Bull' ceremony. The Hamar are semi-nomadic pastoralists of Southwest Ethiopia whose women wear striking traditional dress and style their red-ochred hair mop-fashion. Skins are widely used for clothing and heavy metal necklaces, bracelets and anklets form part of their adornments. The 'Jumping of the Bull' ceremony is a rite of passage for young men. The climax to the ceremony is when the initiate leaps onto a line of ten or more of his family's bulls and runs along their backs; he must complete the feat twice in each direction. After the ceremony, the initiate attains full manhood and is permitted to marry.B0014P 0497Nigel Pavitt52005100656065901+03006