20th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
Melkam Genna!

Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas - called Genna - all night long. Physical fatigue and spirital dedication both appear in the pilgrims' faces, as the celebrations near an end on the next morning.

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Date Taken: 01.2019
Date Uploaded: 11.2022
Photo Location: Lalibela, Ethiopia
Copyright: © Gustav Bogendoerfer