January 29, 2012

Caravans, Ethiopia

Photograph by George Steinmetz, National Geographic

This Month in Photo of the Day: Travel Photos

Evoking a scene from biblical times, caravans arrive at the salt mines of Lake Asele, 381 feet below sea level. For centuries salt blocks, called amole, were used throughout Ethiopia as money.

See more pictures from the January 2012 feature story "The Salt and the Earth".

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