Mission to Ethiopia (2007 August)

Three weeks of mission in Ethiopia were not enough to do both exploring the country and doing the job itself. I didn't have a chance, for instance, to visit Aksum or Lalibela or King Fasilides' Castel or any other tourist-attractive sites. Presented pictures are not from these much-advertised places, which pictures you can easily find in the Net. But maybe it will be interesting also to see the  unknown Ethiopia as it is day-to-day.

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Ethiopia - the land of Abyssinia - is one of the oldest nations in the world and Africa's second-most populous nation. It has yielded some of the oldest traces of humanity,making it an important area in the process of human evolution. Ethiopia was not colonized during the Scramble for Africa; however, it was occupied by Mussolini's Italy from 1935 to 1941. Having converted during the fourth century AD, it is also the second-oldest country to become officially Christian, after Armenia.

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Addis Ababa view.

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(Some facts and figures in the text were taken from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, under Free Documentation License conditions)

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