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Eric LAFFORGUE has been shared in 91 public circles

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Gailen Mapes86,523Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-L - 5 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to May 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting April 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-05-05 10:36:46173010
Ryan Johnson30,894This circle contains people who are very active on Google+If you received a notification, please reshare to your #circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#topsharedcircle #sharedcircleoftheday #myseoissocial #besocial #socializethesocial #trust #circles #circleshare #sharedcircle #circlesharing #followers #social #socialnetworking #topsharedcircle #circleoftheday #googleplus #communities #topsocialcircle #influencers #influencer2015-04-25 11:56:05491023
Gailen Mapes85,063Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-L - 5 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-04-05 10:29:39173000
Photo Mania Global13,953Welcome to the +Photo Mania Global  Best of the Best Photographers circle for March 2015.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages+Photo Mania Australia +Photo Mania Canada +Photo Mania France +Photo Mania Germany +Photo Mania India +Foto Mania Italia +Photo Mania Japan +Photo Manie Nederland +Photo Mania Poland +Photo Mania Portugal +Photo Mania Russia +Photo Mania Scandinavia +Photo Mania Schweiz +Photo Mania South Asia +Photo Mania USA and brand new +Photo Mania UK and in cooporation +AUSTRIAN PHOTOGRAPHERS & Photo Mania Global - coop. Then from those dail2015-04-01 05:44:05323235244
Gailen Mapes81,017Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera I-L - 5 of 27Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting February 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation2015-03-05 11:17:211786111
Robert Connor32,996This is a shared circle of people that help G+ to grow.Share and be shared.If you like this Circle, please share this post and Circle. If you want to be in the next circle, share this circle and post a comment here!#CircleSharing #Circle #Circles #CircleOfTheDay #razil #goiania #ilheus #londrina #manaus #natal #avegantes #porto_algere #porto_seguro #porto_velho #recife #rio_de_janeiro #salvador #sao_paulo #teresina #itoria #chile #chile #santiago #colombia #colombia #bogota #colombia #cali #colombia #medellin #ecuador #ecuador #guayaquil #ecuador #quito #guyana #guyana #georgetown #paraguay 2015-03-02 10:52:37494152029
Gailen Mapes77,435Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to February 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting January 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-02-07 13:56:5753001
Allan watson19,617Active users on Google+. Circle Share If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include me in your circles • Comment on this post#awesomecircle #circleme #malawi #lilongwe #morocco #morocco #agadir #morocco #casablanca #morocco #fez #morocco #marrakech #morocco #tangier #mozambique #mozambique #maputo #namibia #namibia #walvis_bay #namibia #windhoek #nigeria #nigeria #abuja #nigeria #lagos #rwanda #rwanda #kigali #senegal #senegal #dakar #sierra_leone #sierra_leone #freetown #bloemfontein 2015-02-04 07:27:05451231636
Hichem Ferchichi0#CircleSharing #CircleOfTheDay #SharedCircles #Share #SharedPublicCircles #ADD #SocialMedia #Google #SharedCircleOfTheDay #Google + #ShareCircle #Engagers #GooglePlusTips #EngagersCircle #PublicSharedCircles #Friends #SharingCircles #Shared2015-01-13 19:16:54464559
Gailen Mapes75,004Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcirclesNote: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2015-01-07 11:35:0452013
Harry Day12,525*If You recieve this message You are included in circle !!!To get in, and to ensure you stay in #thebestfriends  circle you need to do the following:1. Include me in your circles...!!!2.  Add the circle if you can, if not try again later.3. Plus this post...!!4. Publicly share this circle...!!5. Leave a comment on this circle so I know you have done the three steps above...!!!*#photography  #circlesharingforthepeopleplc #sharedcircles #sharedpubliccircles #sharedcircleoftheday #Japan #Jersey #Jordan #Kazakhstan #Kenya #Kiribati #Latvia #Lebanon #Lesotho #Liberia #Libyan #Arab #Jamahiriya #Liechtenstein #Lithuania #Luxembourg #Macao #Macedonia #Madagascar #Malawi #Malaysia #Maldives #Mali #Malta #Marshall #Islands #Martinique #Mauritania #Mauritius #Monaco 2014-12-26 06:06:46490291245
Noah Wesley14,732This is a public circle of Photographers and Photography loversTo increase your chances of inclusion in future circles please leave a comment when sharing the circle.If you received a notification, please reshare to your circlesIf you’d like to be added to the next circle share: • +1 this circle • Share this circle to PUBLIC • Include +ORIGINAL AUTHENTIC PHOTOGRAPHERS  • Comment on this postIf you like what you find in this circle, please share it with your followers to help these individuals reach a wider audience. I will share more circles of those I find Inspiring in the future#circle #publiccircle #Liechtenstein #sharedcircles #music #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #circlesharing2014-12-23 08:36:18496192136
Gailen Mapes73,036Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 7th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-12-07 12:00:3251113
Gailen Mapes70,831Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to November 7th for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting October 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles   #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes  .   Thanks for your cooperation.2014-11-07 21:42:1151003
Gailen Mapes68,725Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to October 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting September 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-10-07 10:29:0752004
Gailen Mapes67,487Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 31Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members. These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity). Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-09-07 10:38:1162018
Photo Mania Global9,069Here is the +Photo Mania Global   Best of the Best Photographers circle for July 2014.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages(+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Photo Mania India , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Manie Nederland , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania Russia , +Photo Mania Scandinavia , +Photo Mania Schweiz , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania USA)Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global  page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+2014-08-01 08:37:28328282944
Gailen Mapes65,727Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to July 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting June 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag and sort by "recent."I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-07-07 10:49:5057316
Andro idReview2Hi friends! This is an incredible circle, created with important selection from my another ten circles very importants.In this circle there are only engagment people. If you want enlarge your circle, you must reshared this circle.And so, do you want enlarge your circle? And now, what are you waiting to reshare?The most important engager is reshared, because only with it we could enlarge the our circle.if you want to be part of the next  Special Cirlce1 - include me in your circles 2 - shared the circle  [ include yourself ] 3 - add +1 to the post2014-06-20 16:38:32469000
Gailen Mapes64,883Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to June 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting May 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-06-07 10:56:3557214
Mattias Willis9,068A nice circle of people who inspire me and are generally awesome PhotographersFeel free to share2014-05-21 20:53:06492113
Wedding Dress Central4,853If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-12 14:47:13401002
Wedding Dress Central4,376If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-08 10:01:57401004
Wedding Dress Central4,086If you want to be added to the next Circle you have to do these simple steps:1 - Include me in your circles 2 - Share the circle (Publicly) 3 - Add +1 to the post 4 - Leave a comment if you've done the 3 steps above.#circle   #circleshare  #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare #circle #circleshare 2014-05-05 12:29:53401001
Patty Lin537Best Quality Photography Circle II!!⇩⇩High Quality circle.⇩⇩SEE BELOW⇩Here is the second version of this circle (released on 2014 May)!You'll have every day in your stream amazing shots by google+ most skilled photographers. Get in contact with New People from all over the World and enjoy the absolutely original contents!Best Quality Photography Circle Updated!!!I update and create new circles often so, if you are a photographer and you want to be featured in my next new circle, please follow this steps:-Plus one this circle-Add this circle on your profile if you like it-Reshare the circle on your public stream-Leave a message asking for addingI'll check your profile and let you know!This way I'll be able to keep the Quality of this circle at a High Level!Even if you are not a photographer but you love to have Quality Photos in your stream please Add and Reshare pubblicly this circle!Thank You!!Patty ;-) #circle #circles #public #publiccircle #circlesharing #sharedcircles #sharedcircle #morefollowers #sharingcircles #circleshare #sharedpubliccircles #sharedpublicircles #sharedcircle #googleplus #googlephotos #travel #travelphotography #circleshares #circleadd #bestcircle #bestcircleshare #circlequotes #share #googlephotographers #bestphoto #googlephotography #bestcircleshare #bestcircles2014-05-05 08:51:57456003
Photo Mania Global8,114Here is the +Photo Mania Global Best of the Best Photographers circle for April.All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages (+Photo Mania Australia , +Photo Mania Canada , +Photo Mania France , +Photo Mania Germany , +Foto Mania Italia , +Photo Mania Japan , +Photo Mania Poland , +Photo Mania Portugal , +Photo Mania South Asia , +Photo Mania Schweiz and +Photo Mania USA ). Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photos was selected from each country to be shared on the +Photo Mania Global page.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages and Photo Mania Global.This is our fantastic team of Photo Mania Global:+Chandro Ji  , +Nicole Gruber  , +Sandra Deichmann  , +2014-05-01 16:42:35211182032
HQSP Gold27,532Release 2014 April HQSP Winners circle!+Suzi Harr  +Michael Sonntag  +Heiko Köster +Krystina Isabella Brion  +Terrie Gray  +Sime Wareham  and +Anja Wessels say thanks to the HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the  +HQSP Winners page in April- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)Keep posting your beautiful photos!Regards Anja2014-05-01 14:17:0937714976166
Thomas Hawk7,121,413Updated -2,500 Kick Ass G+ Photographers Ho-MiA-Da:  http://goo.gl/4gh66cDa-Ho:  http://goo.gl/E6u9IrHo-Mi:  http://goo.gl/eVU9dwMi-Sh:  http://goo.gl/Peo77RSh-Z: http://goo.gl/FVhz462014-04-26 19:40:39495221581
Gailen Mapes62,116Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to April 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting March 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-04-07 10:29:2160408
HQSP Gold27,168Release 2014 March HQSP Winners circle!The third circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster ,+Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and  +Anja Wessels say thanks to all HQSP team and to all contributors to HQSP pages. You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here. In this circle: - All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in March- All HQSP pages and team-members (If you got notification you are in)- And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-04-04 08:36:23332383642
John Nuntiatio29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:514923512
John Nuntiatio (TodayNews)29,684#circles #sharedcircles #circlesharing #circle #circleoftheday #bestofcircles #bestcircleshare #share #tech #business #sport2014-03-13 06:26:2449291115
Gailen Mapes60,378Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera  L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes  and scroll back to March 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting Feburary 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen 2014-03-07 11:35:5360017
Nicolas Zaug5,083Hi G+Don't ask me why ... but I've just mind that I've never shared my personal top photographers circle's ! That's a shame ;-)In fact, I've just spent a bit time in this circle and noticed that many of them are not part of the PEC circle I share on a regular basis.So let my introduce to you some of the best photographers I've seen on G+ so far, sharing some top quality and awesome pictures !!Just let you getting inspired by those talents ;-) #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #circleshare   #circlesharing   #circle   #photographycircles   #photography  2014-03-03 15:51:48178839
HQSP Gold26,577Release 2014 February HQSP Winners circle!The second circle of this year!+Suzi Harr +Michael Sonntag +Heiko Köster +Valesa Diamontes +Joy mum +Jean-Noel Nicolas and +Anja Wesselssay thanks to all HQSP team members and to all contributors to HQSP pages.You can support the winners and the team and yourself by adding and sharing the circle, looking at the list and commenting here.In this circle:- All who have made it with their post to the +HQSPwinners page in February- All HQSP pages and team-members - And some dear friends who have been and are very special to us, the HQSP team. Keep sharing your best photos with us and maybe you will be in our next Winners circle too!2014-02-28 21:57:5832811166136
Cristian Teodoridis2,869This is a great circle if you are interested in Street Photography. Enjoy! :)2014-02-19 14:13:00472003
Gailen Mapes59,412Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L  - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +Gailen Mapes2014-02-07 11:45:2961404
Gailen Mapes57,879Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to January 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting December 1st.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:   https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2014-01-07 11:27:5460518
Carin Kilby Clark626Sharing a circle of inspirational people 2014-01-04 21:11:09247073
Gailen Mapes56,026Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L - 7 of 30Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 200 members.           These circles are photographers that I admire. They have "more photos, less spam."  There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).       Be sure to get all of the circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to December 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting November 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.      I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...           Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:           https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about            #circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday   #sharedcircles   #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle   #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle             #handpickedcircles             Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles created by +2013-12-07 11:50:07628111
Photo Mania Global6,396Here is the +Photo Mania Global *Best of the Best Photographers for November*. All photographers in this circle had their incredible photographs selected and shared on one of the following theme pages (+Photo Mania Australia, +Photo Mania Canada +Photo Mania France,+Photo Mania Germany, +Foto Mania Italia, +Photo Mania Japan, +Photo Mania Poland, +Photo Mania Portugal, +Photo Mania South Asia, +Photo Mania Schweiz and +Photo Mania USA). +Then from those daily streams, one best of the best photo was selected from each country to be shared on +Photo Mania Global.If you want to follow amazing photographers, we highly recommend that you add this circle. Also included in this circle are all of the excellent and hard working Curators of these fine pages.2013-12-01 13:35:03180171526
Justin Hill22,577338 Photographers :- Due to a post I saw float past in my stream today I am suddenly aware of the fact that I have not shared any of my circles for a very long time. So to rectify that here's my circle of photographers. If you are missing from this circle you are most probably in my other photography circle that is HDR based...if you are also missing from that one then I am sorry as I simply cannot add everyone that crosses my path or stream. Enjoy...2013-10-11 14:09:1333813311
Gailen Mapes42,661Hand Picked Photographers Circles - Canon Camera L-Q - 4 of 14Note: These circles are sorted by camera type and last name. They are split to not exceed 500 members.I am now sharing one circle per day, for the reason see:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/posts/RrPNTzHhQuHAs before these circles are photographers that I admire. They also have "more photos, less spam." There have been many additions and a few drops (mostly for spam or inactivity).Be sure to get all 14 circles. Share! If you miss any of the circles they can be found at: +Gailen Mapes and scroll back to September 1st for the start of this set.  (Previous complete set was published starting August 15th.)  You can also use the #handpickedcircles hash tag.I am hard up against the 5000 limit. From here on, I am going to have to become rather more strict about the "spam rules." Essentially if I have to go back more than a screen on your profile before I hit original material, there is a good chance that I may drop you from the circles. Of course there will be mitigating factors...Because of the way that Google no longer presents every person who adds me to their circles to me it is quite possible that I have missed some pretty good photographers.  If I am following you, chances are that you are already in one of these circles or in my "check later" circle.  If you think you have been missed, tag a comment on one of these posts and I will check your profile out for inclusion.  Guidelines for inclusion can be found at:https://plus.google.com/u/0/103752943025677384806/about#circleshare #circlesharing #circleoftheday  #sharedcircles  #sharedcircle #sharedpubliccircles   #fullcircleshare #addmetoyourcircles #pixelworld   #pixelworldcircle #circleoftheday #bestsharedcircle  #thebestcirclesongoogle #thebestcircle  #handpickedcircles Note: the hash tag #handpickedcircles  should only be used to refer to these circles and other circles cre2013-09-04 20:33:5938322717
Thomas Hawk6,146,1772500 Kick Ass Google+ Photographers (part 3 of 5)This is the fifth time I've shared my photographer's circle on Google+.  I'm going to share it in 5 posts.  Last week I shared last name A-Da, and Da-Ho.  Today's , part 3 of 5, today, represents Ho-Mi.  I'll share the remaining two tomorrow and Thursday.  I originally shared my photographers circle at 500, 1,000, 1,500 and 2,000 photographers.  I'll probably share it again eventually when it gets to 3,000.A few notes about this circle.The criteria that I look for (and don't always get right) in this circle is that the photographer produce interesting and engaging photography.  I also look for people who are active in the community, post mostly their own work, and post regularly.  I'm looking more for people who post their own work and less of the noise stuff (gifs, links, non-photography, promotions, etc.).  I also like people who are positive, friendly, nice, helpful, etc. and dislike people who are mean, snarky, jerks, disrespectful, etc.I have a pretty well known bias against signatures and watermarks.  You will see very few photographers in my circles who use them.  I really hate the watermark debate and would rather not have it with folks.  I just don't like them -- it's my circle that I have to look at.  There are likely a few folks in here who use them who are friends of mine, but for the most part, this is a pretty watermark free circle.  It's totally cool if you love your watermark, it's just not something I really want to look at.  Please don't hate me for my aesthetic preference.  Finally, the photography community on Google+ is probably the best one on the internet today.  There is no way that I can possibly include all of the fine photographers worth following on G+.  There are wayyyyy too many.  These are just 2,500 that I personally have noticed.  I'm sure I left out some really amazing ones -- like you if you are not in this circle :)  I'll probably also totally kick myself when I realize that I accidentally left out a really obvious good one who may even be a friend of mine -- again, maybe even like you.  :)Stay tuned for parts 4 and 5 and thanks again to all of the great photographers on G+ who make this place such a delight to hang out.Part 1-5:  http://goo.gl/17ujpnPart 2-5:  http://goo.gl/3vn0OC*Note, Google Circles are terribly wonky.  It wouldn't let me add some photographers in my circle into these circles because of "domain errors."  If this affected you, sorry about that.2013-09-03 18:49:364857231117
Brian Harrod4,402ART / DESIGN - CREATIVES Here is an update of my "Creatives Circle"  to help you find active G Plussers with similar interests on Google Plus.This A Creative Circle - Photographers, Arts, Comics, Visualizers :)This an opportunity for those who are creative to meet via the threads of posts and get to know each other as well as see each others current projects.. If you connect with us you will soon discover that this is a priceless circle! Please, feel free to add yourself and re-share.if you have an interest in this topic.#circleshare   #circlesharing   #circlesharingforthepeopleplc   #sharedcircles   #sharedpubliccircles   #sharedcircleoftheday   #sharedcircleday   #publiccirclesproject   #publiccircles   #publicsharedcircles    #circle   #circles   #circlemeup    #awesomecircle   #circleme   #sharedpoint   #sharewithyou   #ShareYourCircle 2013-03-23 09:07:00480404
Mark Gaw2,292Portrait PhotographySome of the best portrait photos' I've seen have been made by the beautiful people in this circle. I enjoy viewing their creations. I'm sure there are more that could be added to this circle. Suggestions for people to be added are welcome.  #circleshare   #sharedcircles   #portraitphotography  2012-11-20 17:08:0920001
Rami Saarikorpi15,807World's best Photographers circles (1/5) by Rami Saarikorpi (November update). If I'm missing any one, please notify all the missing persons and when they share this circle they will be add to it (if they are qualified). THIS IS IMPORTANT: if you are in this circle, Share it at your wall also! This is the only way to get in other peoples circles!PS: If you are not in this circle, remember to check the other 4 circles before sending me mail or notification of being not in one!2012-11-02 07:57:20484113
Rami Saarikorpi14,842The World's Best Photographers circle update is here again! Some modifications, adds and edits done in these circles. This is Circle 1/5. So remember to check the other circles to, if you are looking for your self.IMPORTANT!If you are in one of these circles. Mark + to this update and share it! That's the only way to get more people in these circles and get your self to other circles.2012-10-01 09:37:32486608
Gene Bowker41,317Are you an "E" photographer? #Alphabetcircles  Complete series at https://plus.google.com/111112809838472063992/posts/2xWjDgvHT5tThe new #StreamCircle  Alphabet series: I'm going through the streams of each photographer I follow to see what they have been up to. and continuing to sort my 2000+ photog circle into smaller ones based on first name this time.I am aiming to share photographers who are active no matter what their photography type or number of followers.. so there are all types in here.The folks in this circle have all been active in the last month , share their own work, and their first names start with "E".There are quite a few who don't follow me (yet I hope) but whose work I've discovered recently.Note: No one asked, begged, or had to share anything to be in these circles except be an active G+ photographer who I happen to follow.That being said, why share circles you are included in?It will help you be seen by different folks. It is amazing when I see how few people I follow in common with even my closest friends and I follow around 2500 people. There are so many good photographers on G+ that it is impossible to find them all.  Shares help make those introductions.Would you like to be in the next circle set?1) Be sure to circle me.2) Be active. Post regularly...3) Be interactive. Respond to comments, etc...4) Be yourself. Post your own stuff, not just reshares.5) Be sure to introduce yourself. Stop by one of my posts and say hi.6) Feel free to share the current circles. (not required but really appreciated)In the end, I make the final calls on who gets in or not based on my own judgement. That is why I'm happy to put my name on them."E"xcellent to know ya'll.+Gene Bowker http://rustedrailimages.com2012-09-26 16:27:286840735
Tom Sparks12,885Today's watched circle is from +Colby Brown . His list of Inspiring Photographers. He may have updated since he first shared this, but it is still a good list.2012-09-10 16:21:364882305

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A burmese beauty in Thandwe town. In this, place, most of the women wear flowers in their hair, the place is just 20 mn from Ngapali, the Myanmar "Costa Brava" but have kept a real authenticity as few sunbathers visit the nearby village...Myanmar.
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A burmese beauty in Thandwe town. In this, place, most of the women wear flowers in their hair, the place is just 20 mn from Ngapali, the Myanmar "Costa Brava" but have kept a real authenticity as few sunbathers visit the nearby village...Myanmar.
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A burmese beauty in Thandwe town. In this, place, most of the women wear flowers in their hair, the place is just 20 mn from Ngapali, the Myanmar "Costa Brava" but have kept a real authenticity as few sunbathers visit the nearby village...Myanmar.
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Sanaa kid, Yemen
For those who are interested by Yemen, i recommend to follow the latest news on Twitter. So many yemeni post pics and infos live, the same who posted few months ago the wonders of their country...
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Sanaa kid, Yemen
For those who are interested by Yemen, i recommend to follow the latest news on Twitter. So many yemeni post pics and infos live, the same who posted few months ago the wonders of their country...
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Abbe Lake Djibouti
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Bana Teenager With Clips, Key Afer, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
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Bana Teenager With Clips, Key Afer, Omo Valley, Ethiopia
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The Chin tattooed women live in the Chin, Rakhine and Arakan states in northwestern Myanmar. The origin of facial tattoos in the region is unknown. Some believe that the practice began during the reigns of Kings long ago. The royalty used to come to the villages to capture young women. The men from the tribe may have tattooed their women to make them ugly, thereby saving them from a life of slavery. Interestingly, I heard a similar origin for body modification among the Mursi tribe in Ethiopia. As legend has it, the tribeswomen began wearing giant lip plates to make them uglier to would-be kidnappers.  Now, the bigger the lip plate the higher the bride price.
For years, access to the tribal Mindat area was restricted by the burmese government. It was opened just two years ago. Only about 700 tourists visit per year. Most of them only visit the bucolic Mount Victoria by bus, never meeting the tattooed... more »

The Chin tattooed women live in the Chin, Rakhine and Arakan states in northwestern Myanmar. The origin of facial tattoos in the region is unknown. Some believe that the practice began during the reigns of Kings long ago. The royalty used to come to the villages to capture young women. The men from the tribe may have tattooed their women to make them ugly, thereby saving them from a life of slavery. Interestingly, I heard a similar origin for body modification among the Mursi tribe in Ethiopia. As legend has it, the tribeswomen began wearing giant lip plates to make them uglier to would-be kidnappers.  Now, the bigger the lip plate the higher the bride price.
For years, access to the tribal Mindat area was restricted by the burmese government. It was opened just two years ago. Only about 700 tourists visit per year. Most of them only visit the bucolic Mount Victoria by bus, never meeting the tattooed women who remain isolated, hours away by foot. Those who do wish to meet them better pack good walking shoes and be prepared to sleep in smoke-filled local houses complete with rats.
There are a few different face tattoo patterns. The spiderweb tattoo is popular in the Mrauk U region. It takes a three hour long tail boat ride to reach this remote area. This tattoo is usually accompanied by a circle in the center of the forehead which represents the sun or lines under the nose symbolizing tiger whiskers.
Another design, known as the bee pattern, is common in the Mindat area. It is composed of dots, lines and occasionally circles. It is worn by the Muun tribe who inhabit the hills of the Arakan state.
The Magan tribeswomen wear huge earrings made of beads and calabashes. They can also play the flute with their noses.
I ventured to Kanpelet village in search of the women from the U Pu tribe who have the incredibly rare whole face tattoo. This is one of the most impressive styles: the entire face is inked up.  Rumors had it that only three women in this area had the tattoo. After hours of off roading, I arrive in the village only to learn that one died recently and another was very ill. I was lucky enough to meet Pa Late. At 85, she is nearly deaf but still works hard with her family in a small house on the top of a little hill.
Pa Late said that a completely black face had become a symbol of beauty in the past. The few women who refused to do it looked ugly to the men. The tattoo took three days but the pain lasted over a month.
There are two ways to make the tattoo needle. The first consists of tying three pieces of bamboo together and the second uses thorns. The ink is a mixture of cow bile, soot, plants, and pig fat. It usually took one day to complete the standard tattoo and a few more for the totally black one. The tattoo artist was a specialist or in some cases a parent. Infection was a common problem as the girls had blood all over their face.
Everything, including the eyelids, was tattooed. Many women say that the neck was the most sensitive area.
Ma Aung Seim shared her memories of the tattoo sessions : “I was 10 years old. The day before the tattoo ceremony, I only ate sugarcane and drank tea. It was forbidden to eat meat or peanuts. During the tattoo session, I cried a lot, but I could not move at all. After the session, my face bled for 3 days. It was very painful. My mother put fresh beans leaves on my face to alleviate the pain. I had no choice if i wanted to get married. Men wanted women with tattoos at this time. My mother told me that without a tattoo on my face, i would look like... a man! The web drawn on my face attracted the men like a spiderweb catches insects!”
Not all the tattooed women live in remote areas deep in the mountains. Some have integrated into modern society. Miss Heu, 67, lives in Kanpelet. Her grandmother forced her to get tattooed. She lives in a modern house and even has TV (when electricity is not out). Chin people have maintained their modesty and shyness: when a movie showspeople kissing or making love, most of them still fast forward the scene.
As a leader in the local community, Miss Heu had the chance to meet Aung San Suu Kyi when she came in the area for a meeting. She is very aware of the tattooed women and the ethnicities that are forgotten by the central government. She says she and Aung San Suu Kyi are friends now. Heu’s daughter has graduated and works in Singapore.
The Chin culture is threatened by the government as their teachers are usually not Chin. For a long time, they fought for independence, but since the country began to democratize, things have calmed down.
“I am old. Soon I will die” says to me a Chin woman from Pan Baung village, while she does the gesture of drying tears from her eyes. In her village, only 6 tattooed woman remain alive. Those women are the last of their kind…
 
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2015-04-02 13:51:15 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

I fear the handprints on this wall in Sanaa will soon be replaced by bullets holes...Yemen.
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I fear the handprints on this wall in Sanaa will soon be replaced by bullets holes...Yemen.
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2015-04-02 07:45:28 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Child In A Rickshaw, Thandwe, Myanmar
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Child In A Rickshaw, Thandwe, Myanmar
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2015-04-01 15:07:19 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Rendille Tribe Warrior, Turkana lake, Kenya. Those men are Morane, they are warriors for some years and must protect the cattle and the village. You cannot miss them with their special hairstyle.
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Rendille Tribe Warrior, Turkana lake, Kenya. Those men are Morane, they are warriors for some years and must protect the cattle and the village. You cannot miss them with their special hairstyle.
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2015-04-01 07:29:22 (5 comments, 1 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Thandwe woman, Myanmar
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Thandwe woman, Myanmar
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2015-03-31 13:13:10 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

Today in Daily Mail, my story about Yemeni women

Today in Daily Mail, my story about Yemeni women___

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2015-03-31 08:31:21 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 19 +1s)Open 

Men Playing Chinlone In Front Of Stupas, Myanmar
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Men Playing Chinlone In Front Of Stupas, Myanmar
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2015-03-29 14:51:05 (4 comments, 3 reshares, 75 +1s)Open 

Lamu swahili girl, Kenya
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Lamu swahili girl, Kenya
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2015-03-25 07:32:49 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 30 +1s)Open 

Hairstyle is a status indicator in Himba tribe. Single men are recognizable by the single plait on the back of their head
(called an “ondatu”) while the rest of their hair is shaved.
Namibia
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Hairstyle is a status indicator in Himba tribe. Single men are recognizable by the single plait on the back of their head
(called an “ondatu”) while the rest of their hair is shaved.
Namibia
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2015-03-23 15:42:22 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

I was lucky enough to be invited by the high monk of the Mindat Monastery in Myanmar to share a meal. After the lunch, i better understood why the novices where not skinny in the place!
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I was lucky enough to be invited by the high monk of the Mindat Monastery in Myanmar to share a meal. After the lunch, i better understood why the novices where not skinny in the place!
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2015-03-18 08:58:18 (3 comments, 5 reshares, 49 +1s)Open 

Bodi Tribe Young Woman With Sunglasses, Hana Mursi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. She is the daughter of the leader. For some months, made in China sunglasses arrived in this so remote area, business is business. The girls mix the tribal and the western style.
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Bodi Tribe Young Woman With Sunglasses, Hana Mursi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia. She is the daughter of the leader. For some months, made in China sunglasses arrived in this so remote area, business is business. The girls mix the tribal and the western style.
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2015-03-17 17:08:10 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Malekula circumcision masks, Malekula island, Vanuatu.
they have a double face: one in front , one in the back. Women are not allowed to see those masks. Boys are circumcissed when they are 13. It's the main event in their life.The masks are made with spiders nets. For those who like modern art, Picasso had a statue from this tribe,very famous, sit on a chair. Malekula Bitine village.
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Malekula circumcision masks, Malekula island, Vanuatu.
they have a double face: one in front , one in the back. Women are not allowed to see those masks. Boys are circumcissed when they are 13. It's the main event in their life.The masks are made with spiders nets. For those who like modern art, Picasso had a statue from this tribe,very famous, sit on a chair. Malekula Bitine village.
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2015-03-15 12:48:19 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

“The Buddhist extremists arrived on foot, by boats, and by cars. They had weapons and stones.They started to burn our houses...We had to go away. We ran to the hill where we hid for a few days. We were afraid of being killed. Not all the Buddhists are extremists and want to see our demise. I still have Buddhist friends but it’s harder to see them as tension is high in our communities.”

The religious tension in Myanamar between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims is linked to religious extremist group led by monks. They claim to be the defenders of the Burmese race. A law from 1982 denied the Rohingya people of their Burmese citizenship, thereby removing their freedom of movement, and access to education. It also allows the arbitrary confiscation of their property and lands.The UN has described the Rohingya as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
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“The Buddhist extremists arrived on foot, by boats, and by cars. They had weapons and stones.They started to burn our houses...We had to go away. We ran to the hill where we hid for a few days. We were afraid of being killed. Not all the Buddhists are extremists and want to see our demise. I still have Buddhist friends but it’s harder to see them as tension is high in our communities.”

The religious tension in Myanamar between Buddhists and Rohingya Muslims is linked to religious extremist group led by monks. They claim to be the defenders of the Burmese race. A law from 1982 denied the Rohingya people of their Burmese citizenship, thereby removing their freedom of movement, and access to education. It also allows the arbitrary confiscation of their property and lands.The UN has described the Rohingya as one of the most persecuted minorities in the world.
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2015-03-13 08:32:00 (2 comments, 3 reshares, 39 +1s)Open 

Old Turkana tribe woman, Kenya
Turkana women love to adorn themselves with a lot of necklaces. Beads can be made of glass, seeds, cowry shells,
or iron. They never remove them! This can only happen when they are ill or during a mourning time. It means they sleep with
those huge necklaces. By the quantity and style of jewelry a woman wears, you can guess her social status.
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Old Turkana tribe woman, Kenya
Turkana women love to adorn themselves with a lot of necklaces. Beads can be made of glass, seeds, cowry shells,
or iron. They never remove them! This can only happen when they are ill or during a mourning time. It means they sleep with
those huge necklaces. By the quantity and style of jewelry a woman wears, you can guess her social status.
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2015-03-12 07:49:01 (0 comments, 4 reshares, 35 +1s)Open 

Samburu girls dancing, Turkana Lake Festival, Loiyangalani, Kenya
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Samburu girls dancing, Turkana Lake Festival, Loiyangalani, Kenya
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2015-03-09 13:54:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 8 +1s)Open 

New story about the novices parred in Bagan , Myanmar, in Daily Mail today:

New story about the novices parred in Bagan , Myanmar, in Daily Mail today:___

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2015-03-06 10:39:56 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

A risky bath near Mrauk-U, Myanmar
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A risky bath near Mrauk-U, Myanmar
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2015-03-05 07:36:12 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

A little girl without Thanaka on the face, perhpas the only one i saw during my whole trip in Myanmar! 
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A little girl without Thanaka on the face, perhpas the only one i saw during my whole trip in Myanmar! 
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2015-03-04 12:14:13 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Kid in  a riskshaw, Thandwe, Myanmar. It was 5 PM in Thandwe, and all the shops were closing. Nobody could really or wanted to explain me why. Never saw an asian town looking like a ghost town at 5 pm! Clashed erupted few months ago between Rohingyas muslim people and buddhists, so i think they run a kind of curfew, even if it is not official. This kid was one of the last human in the town and was leaving with a rishshaw.
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Kid in  a riskshaw, Thandwe, Myanmar. It was 5 PM in Thandwe, and all the shops were closing. Nobody could really or wanted to explain me why. Never saw an asian town looking like a ghost town at 5 pm! Clashed erupted few months ago between Rohingyas muslim people and buddhists, so i think they run a kind of curfew, even if it is not official. This kid was one of the last human in the town and was leaving with a rishshaw.
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2015-03-02 12:47:22 (0 comments, 1 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

My tattooed women from Burma story in Daily Mail today: 

My tattooed women from Burma story in Daily Mail today: ___

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2015-03-02 12:42:36 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 36 +1s)Open 

“I am old. Soon I will die,” says this Chin woman from Pan Baung village, while she does the gesture of drying
tears from her eyes. In her village, only 6 tattooed woman remain alive. Those women are the last of their kind.
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“I am old. Soon I will die,” says this Chin woman from Pan Baung village, while she does the gesture of drying
tears from her eyes. In her village, only 6 tattooed woman remain alive. Those women are the last of their kind.
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2015-03-01 10:37:18 (2 comments, 1 reshares, 34 +1s)Open 

Time for reflection in Mrauk U , Myanmar
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Time for reflection in Mrauk U , Myanmar
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2015-02-28 07:10:52 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 27 +1s)Open 

Men playing chinlone in Myanmar, in front of Mrauk U Temples.
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Men playing chinlone in Myanmar, in front of Mrauk U Temples.
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2015-02-27 13:48:29 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

My Arirang story in Daily Mail today, the show may not be organized anymore as it costs a fortune to the country...

My Arirang story in Daily Mail today, the show may not be organized anymore as it costs a fortune to the country...___

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2015-02-27 08:41:55 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Begging for food in Mrauk-U temples... Not a really good choice as the place sees only few visitors per day and has kept its magic atmosphere. Myanmar
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Begging for food in Mrauk-U temples... Not a really good choice as the place sees only few visitors per day and has kept its magic atmosphere. Myanmar
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2015-02-25 08:54:44 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 51 +1s)Open 

Yangoon, Myanmar, they were visiting the town, trying to find a quiet place in Shwedagon pagoda to pray between two selfies of tourists.
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Yangoon, Myanmar, they were visiting the town, trying to find a quiet place in Shwedagon pagoda to pray between two selfies of tourists.
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2015-02-25 06:34:20 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 9 +1s)Open 

Rohingya girl praying at home in Thindwe, Myanmar
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Rohingya girl praying at home in Thindwe, Myanmar
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2015-02-24 14:48:20 (144 comments, 28 reshares, 309 +1s)Open 

A burmese beauty in Thandwe town. In this, place, most of the women wear flowers in their hair, the place is just 20 mn from Ngapali, the Myanmar "Costa Brava" but have kept a real authenticity as few sunbathers visit the nearby village...Myanmar.
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A burmese beauty in Thandwe town. In this, place, most of the women wear flowers in their hair, the place is just 20 mn from Ngapali, the Myanmar "Costa Brava" but have kept a real authenticity as few sunbathers visit the nearby village...Myanmar.
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2015-02-24 13:29:01 (1 comments, 2 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

The first woman we were searching was dead, the second we found was ill and i refused to take any picture of her, the third, on the picture, was very happy to meet a foreigner, it was the first time she had such a visit. She has the face totally tattooed in black. It was a tradition in the Chin state of Myanmar. She said it was just normal to be like this at this time as any woman with white face was seen as ugly! Few hours from Mindat and after thousands of curves in the hills, Myanmar...
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The first woman we were searching was dead, the second we found was ill and i refused to take any picture of her, the third, on the picture, was very happy to meet a foreigner, it was the first time she had such a visit. She has the face totally tattooed in black. It was a tradition in the Chin state of Myanmar. She said it was just normal to be like this at this time as any woman with white face was seen as ugly! Few hours from Mindat and after thousands of curves in the hills, Myanmar...
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2015-02-24 13:28:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 18 +1s)Open 

Kothaung Temple, Mrauk U, Myanmar
Far from the crowd...
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24mm f3,5 1/40
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Kothaung Temple, Mrauk U, Myanmar
Far from the crowd...
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2015-02-24 13:27:52 (14 comments, 1 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

Rohingya muslim girl, in Thandwe area. Her village of 41 houses was burnt by buddhists after clashes...Myanmar
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Rohingya muslim girl, in Thandwe area. Her village of 41 houses was burnt by buddhists after clashes...Myanmar
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2015-02-24 13:27:26 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 16 +1s)Open 

Chin girl from Mindat, Myanmar. 
Sony A7R with 24-70 
f3,2 -250- iso 500
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Chin girl from Mindat, Myanmar. 
Sony A7R with 24-70 
f3,2 -250- iso 500
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2015-02-24 13:27:00 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 20 +1s)Open 

Chin state, Myanmar. As she has circle tattoos on the neck, the place that hurts the most they said, she ll be able to receive some fresh water when she ll meet the Lord of death when she ll pass away...
Only 700 tourists go there each year, most of them to visit a park, and very few meet the tribes who have incredible tattoos, so the people are really different of the former experiences i had in other countries... Myanmar has became a major destination for tourists from all over the world, but some states are still protected from the rush. 
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Chin state, Myanmar. As she has circle tattoos on the neck, the place that hurts the most they said, she ll be able to receive some fresh water when she ll meet the Lord of death when she ll pass away...
Only 700 tourists go there each year, most of them to visit a park, and very few meet the tribes who have incredible tattoos, so the people are really different of the former experiences i had in other countries... Myanmar has became a major destination for tourists from all over the world, but some states are still protected from the rush. 
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2015-02-24 13:26:37 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 10 +1s)Open 

Women drying fishes on Ngapali beach,Myanmar, they will be sold to Bangladesh.
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Women drying fishes on Ngapali beach,Myanmar, they will be sold to Bangladesh.
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2015-02-24 13:26:08 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 11 +1s)Open 

On the way to Mrauk-U. The long tail boats add a very loud soundtrack to the river trip. 
Myanmar
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On the way to Mrauk-U. The long tail boats add a very loud soundtrack to the river trip. 
Myanmar
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2015-01-26 16:16:43 (1 comments, 3 reshares, 37 +1s)Open 

Hamer Tribe Kids In A School, Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
More and more in the villages, the government has built some schools. Very few kids go there, learn to write, and seem happy to be there, going in and out of the classroom! 
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Hamer Tribe Kids In A School, Turmi, Omo Valley, Ethiopia.
More and more in the villages, the government has built some schools. Very few kids go there, learn to write, and seem happy to be there, going in and out of the classroom! 
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2015-01-26 15:13:31 (1 comments, 0 reshares, 22 +1s)Open 

Rusty Red Star Sign On A Grave Of A Cemetery In Kochkor Area, Kyrgyzstan
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Rusty Red Star Sign On A Grave Of A Cemetery In Kochkor Area, Kyrgyzstan
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2015-01-24 18:23:57 (0 comments, 0 reshares, 2 +1s)Open 

My Borana story in daily mail:
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2923519/They-use-butter-style-hair-think-taking-photos-draws-BLOOD-Fascinating-world-Kenya-s-Borana-tribe-revealed.html



My Borana story in daily mail:
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2015-01-23 09:14:39 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 52 +1s)Open 

Old Afar tribe woman, Assaita, Ethiopia. The local government wishes to make this area a touristic one in the next years, they even "used" my pictures to ptomote it, as i discovered it i the "touristic" brochure in their own office!. Good luck guys!
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Old Afar tribe woman, Assaita, Ethiopia. The local government wishes to make this area a touristic one in the next years, they even "used" my pictures to ptomote it, as i discovered it i the "touristic" brochure in their own office!. Good luck guys!
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2015-01-22 14:58:27 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 65 +1s)Open 

Menit tribe man, they live near the sudanese border in Ethiopia, are not so famous, but have really special haircuts... It is better to arrive soon in the morning than late in the afternoon as they love alcool...
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Menit tribe man, they live near the sudanese border in Ethiopia, are not so famous, but have really special haircuts... It is better to arrive soon in the morning than late in the afternoon as they love alcool...
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2015-01-21 18:47:20 (3 comments, 3 reshares, 38 +1s)Open 

My full set of pictures from my last Kurdistan trip=

My full set of pictures from my last Kurdistan trip=___

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2015-01-21 08:12:20 (1 comments, 1 reshares, 25 +1s)Open 

Somailand, Zeila area...We stop at a few roadside settlements within a short period of time. When I ask my driver if we are lost, he replies with a smile, “No, I am just looking for nomads that I can pay by cell phone for camel milk!” In no time, the transaction is completed by sending a SMS. I can only sit back and admire this entertaining example of technological advancement in such a traditional country. 
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Somailand, Zeila area...We stop at a few roadside settlements within a short period of time. When I ask my driver if we are lost, he replies with a smile, “No, I am just looking for nomads that I can pay by cell phone for camel milk!” In no time, the transaction is completed by sending a SMS. I can only sit back and admire this entertaining example of technological advancement in such a traditional country. 
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2015-01-20 17:09:01 (0 comments, 3 reshares, 21 +1s)Open 

Before a Donga, a stick fighting, some Suri men from omo valley in Ethiopia drink the fresh blood of their cattle during the Blood meal ritual. It consists in making a small incision in the cow’s carotid artery with a special sharp arrow in order ro make it bleed almost two liters of its blood. The warrior has got to drink the entire content in one as blood coagulates quickly. Sometimes warriors do not manage to drink all of the blood contained in the calabash in one mouthful, and vomit all the blood they swallowed .Surma believe the cow’s blood is full of vitamins that enable warriors to be fit. They are always happy to share the blood with the photographer!
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Before a Donga, a stick fighting, some Suri men from omo valley in Ethiopia drink the fresh blood of their cattle during the Blood meal ritual. It consists in making a small incision in the cow’s carotid artery with a special sharp arrow in order ro make it bleed almost two liters of its blood. The warrior has got to drink the entire content in one as blood coagulates quickly. Sometimes warriors do not manage to drink all of the blood contained in the calabash in one mouthful, and vomit all the blood they swallowed .Surma believe the cow’s blood is full of vitamins that enable warriors to be fit. They are always happy to share the blood with the photographer!
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2015-01-19 17:01:24 (2 comments, 2 reshares, 43 +1s)Open 

A Syrian Family Inside Her Tent In Qushtapa Refugee Camp, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.
I first met them one year ago, in the same camp. They were just arriving, displaced by El Hassad army bombings on their syrian village. They just lived under a tent, without nothing and they just had some twins babies. Now they have built concrete walls around their tent, have TV, electricity... They will remain in this camp for years and years.The twins are called Hawler (the name of Kurdistan capitale in kurdish) and Kurdistan. Everything is overpriced in the camp and they spend huge amount of money just to feed the babies. Now, the father is in charge of the tea distribution in the camp. A serious job for those refugees.
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A Syrian Family Inside Her Tent In Qushtapa Refugee Camp, Erbil, Kurdistan, Iraq.
I first met them one year ago, in the same camp. They were just arriving, displaced by El Hassad army bombings on their syrian village. They just lived under a tent, without nothing and they just had some twins babies. Now they have built concrete walls around their tent, have TV, electricity... They will remain in this camp for years and years.The twins are called Hawler (the name of Kurdistan capitale in kurdish) and Kurdistan. Everything is overpriced in the camp and they spend huge amount of money just to feed the babies. Now, the father is in charge of the tea distribution in the camp. A serious job for those refugees.
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2015-01-18 19:20:07 (5 comments, 2 reshares, 40 +1s)Open 

Happy Timkat to all my ethiopian and eritrean friends!
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Happy Timkat to all my ethiopian and eritrean friends!
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2015-01-17 11:44:06 (6 comments, 2 reshares, 66 +1s)Open 

In Ethiopia’s remote Omo Valley, the tribes adhere to traditions. Some rules are based on powerful superstition. The word of the Elders is never questioned. One such belief is that a village must kill any child known as “mingi” or cursed.
A child can be Mingi for many reasons:
-Teeth Mingi: if the first tooth appears in the
upper jaw, instead of the lower, the kid
becomes Mingi, and this applies to the baby
teeth and the adult teeth.
-Girl Mingi: babies born out of wedlock
-Woman Mingi: when couples are married
but do not have their marriage or pregnancy
approved by the elders, their babies could
be Mingi.
-Twin Mingi
-Deformed Mingi: children born with
abnormalities.

Being declared Mingi almost always means death to the child. The tribe will leave the child alone in the bush without food and water or will throw the child inthe m... more »

In Ethiopia’s remote Omo Valley, the tribes adhere to traditions. Some rules are based on powerful superstition. The word of the Elders is never questioned. One such belief is that a village must kill any child known as “mingi” or cursed.
A child can be Mingi for many reasons:
-Teeth Mingi: if the first tooth appears in the
upper jaw, instead of the lower, the kid
becomes Mingi, and this applies to the baby
teeth and the adult teeth.
-Girl Mingi: babies born out of wedlock
-Woman Mingi: when couples are married
but do not have their marriage or pregnancy
approved by the elders, their babies could
be Mingi.
-Twin Mingi
-Deformed Mingi: children born with
abnormalities.

Being declared Mingi almost always means death to the child. The tribe will leave the child alone in the bush without food and water or will throw the child in the middle of the river full of crocodiles or leave it out for hyenas.
Thanks to Omo Child NGO, Karo have stopped this tradition!
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2015-01-16 11:57:39 (2 comments, 0 reshares, 41 +1s)Open 

Nyangatom women; Kangate, south Ethiopia. 
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Nyangatom women; Kangate, south Ethiopia. 
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