Photographer's Note

Every Thursday there's a big market at Gorom-Gorom, Northern Burkina Faso. The man showed in the picture cut a vein at the side of the camel's neck. After the camel had lost about 1.5l of blood, he stuffed the "scratch". The reason why they do that every 3 months, he told me, is because the camels don't bite people any more. Strange but true.

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  • Copyright: Iwan Eicher (reicher) (17)
  • Genre: People
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2004-08-12
  • Categories: Ceremony
  • Exposure: f/8, 1/500 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2005-02-07 9:01
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