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Ethiopia: Modern life intrudes on salt tradition

LAKE ASALE, Ethiopia – Every morning, hundreds of men converge on a dry lake bed in a remote corner of Ethiopia, where they cleave the ground open with handaxes to extract salt, just as their fathers and grandfathers once did. They toil under the gaze of a caravan of camels who will carry their salt bricks…

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