An Ethiopian Funeral

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Stepping out of the car, you hear wailing. Real wailing. It’s actually less than the “lexo bet” (crying house) which is several days long at the house of the family. This is the burial day, which is actually not so different than in the US.

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The rain broke up this funeral quite a bit. The program and eating was happening in shifts. IMG_5297 IMG_5299

People continue coming for hours. There seemed to be a stream of people from the time we arrived until we left.

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