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Women and young girls fetch water on April 7, Muslim girls attend class in Sheikh Abubakar School on April 11, 2001 in Harar, in eastern Ethiopia. In this primarily Muslim area, a project has been started against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). In this poor area traditional circumcision is practiced on young girls. NGO:s are trying to teach the villagers to stop the procedure, as many girls are damaged for life during the procedure. Village elders claim that the Koran requires circumcision of women, which is not true. (Photo by: Per-Anders Pettersson)
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