March 20, 2010

Hamar Girl, Ethiopia

Photograph by Randy Olson

This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features

Crushed minerals are dusted over a Hamar girl's locks. Mixing butter, red mineral pigments, and sometimes incense, Hamar women roll their hair into thick, ropey strands.

See more photographs from the March 2010 feature story "Africa's Last Frontier."

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