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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
True Warrior

In Masai culture, a man drinks cow blood to prove he is a warrior. The cow's vein is pierced with a bow and arrow and put into a bottle containing some milk. Then the vein is closed using cow dung and the warrior drinks the milk and blood mixture.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 07.2013
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Tanzania
Camera: Canon PowerShot SX260 HS
Copyright: © Andrea Thomsen