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Saving Ethiopian Children Thought to Be Cursed

Photographer John Rowe discovered a deeply held secret on visits to the Omo River Valley in southwestern Ethiopia, a place of traditional culture and spectacular beauty. Children regarded as cursed, or "mingi," were thought to be responsible for misfortune and were killed. "The reason why people get sick, the reason why there's drought, the reason why there's famine, is because of ‘mingi,’” Rowe explained. If children's teeth first appear on the upper gum...

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