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Addis Ababa Umbrellas, Ethiopia, 1999

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A cluster of ornate umbrellas enlivens a dreary day in Addis Ababa as a crowd of people lines up outside a church.

At 8,000 feet (2,400 meters) above sea level, Ethiopia's capital city is the highest in Africa. The population is almost evenly split between Christians, living in the highlands, and Muslims inhabiting the lowlands.

(Photo shot on assignment for, but not published in, "The Enigma of Beauty," January 2000, National Geographic magazine)

Photograph by Jodi Cobb

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