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Journey to Jerusalem of Africa by Gali Tibbon

© Gali Tibbon, Israel, Finalist, Travel, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards


 

Every year, just before Christmas day (Julian calendar) thousands of pious Christian orthodox worshipers make pilgrimage to Lalibela, a small town in Ethiopia’s highlands, known as ‘Jerusalem of Africa’ or ‘Black Jerusalem’. Lalibela is famous for its 13th century monolithic churches, carved out of the living rock and one of the world’s great wonders.