This is Sero, a young girl from the Karo tribe. Karos practice ritualized infanticide or Mingi (killing by putting dirt in their newborn children's mouths and leaving them to die). The Karo tribe kills infants born out of wedlock as that is seen as dire abomination and an unpardonable shame to ones family. Infants conceived out of wedlock are abandoned in an isolated places. The child may either die out of dehydration or get killed by a beast if not found by non-tribesmen. Children in the village of Kolcho who start shedding the upper teeth before the lower once are thrown in the river and left to drown as this is seen as a sign of bad luck for the entire village.
Omo valley, south Ethiopia, 2013.
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