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omo walley, ethiopia, august 16, 2011 - adolescent ethnicity posing dassanech, the dassanech decorate their faces with colored dots. Stock Photo - 10434160

omo walley, ethiopia, august 2011 - adolescent ethnicity posing dassanech, the dassanech decorate their faces with colored dots.

An old woman from the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar, which borders India and Thailand, shows off the tattoos she was given as a young girl to ward off attacks - particularly by neighboring princes, who would kidnap girls to be concubines.      She was one of the last to get the markings, in a 200-year-old custom which has now died out.

In a 200 year-old custom, the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar would give their daughters elaborate facial tattoos to ward off attacks from neighboring princes who would often try to kidnap girls to be concubines.

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Artful photography emphasizing the intense stare of a supposed African man.Note that the white reflection in his pupil is in the shape of the continent of Africa.