Pics from Lalibela

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Giant stone church, cut into the ground

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Rebecca and Diana

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Inside one church, paintings on the ceiling

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Looking up from the floor of the stone church–Steve, Diana, Rebecca, Jeremy

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St. George’s church

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A pretty pic from Rachel’s camera

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In God’s amazing creation with dear friends

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Rebecca at the entrance to one church

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Diana at entrance of one church

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Pictures intended to teach Scriptural stories on the ceiling of one church

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A priest praying and chanting

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This church was cut out of the side of the mountain with channels and passages connecting it to others

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St. George’s church cut into the ground

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A “deacon” sits watch at one church entrance

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Rebecca speaking (in Amarhic–go Rebecca!) with a local woman who has come to pray at the church

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Rugged mountains. It’s easy to see why King Lalibela fortified himself here

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Kids practicing dances for an upcoming Orthodox holiday festival

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Another rock-hewn church. This was one representing heaven I believe (the pitch black tunnel to hell was underneath)

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Looking back from the opposite side of the previous picture

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Emerging from hell or purgatory I think

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