Faces

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In a world of six billion other faces, your face is unique. It reveals your personality, your genetic and cultural identity and it can be read like a book.

Every face contains a million secrets. And whether we like it or not, the face reveals our feelings and what’s really going on deep down inside. The face communicates without saying a word...

- Wikipedia - The Human Face (from a BBC series)

These pictures were taken at a rural village in Southern Ethiopia in 2005 using a Canon 35mm camera.

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The 2010 ING New York City Marathon

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Excerpts from TsehaiNY.com
"On a crisp Sunday morning, The 41st ING New York City Marathon drew thousands of runners from all walks of life.
They were prominent world athletes, unsung heroes, and every day people." Read more

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Buna

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Smell of freshly roasted coffee, incense burning, and a perfect cup of coffee! No better way to unwind after a long day...

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Ethiopian Coffee (5)

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Fishs Eddy

The Whimsical Fishs Eddy

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New York City has so many nooks and crannies to discover. On a late night walk around the Flatiron District, I was introduced to this charming store - Fishs Eddy!  If you're looking for a unique item to deck out your kitchen or heighten your dining experience in an inexpensive way, this is the place to go to. I can't wait for my next visit there to take more pictures and ofcourse pick up a few items. Enjoy some of the pictures from my debut visit :-)

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Halloween in the Village

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Halloween fell on a chilly Sunday. But we were all in for a treat! We spent hours watching people in absurdly crazy, gory, creative and down right funny costumes. It was so much fun watching adults become kids :-)  Halloween just made number one on my list of most fun holidays.

Here are a few pictures of the parade on 6th avenue. Enjoy!
Pictures by Melat Kelkay

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Mesmerizing Night with Meklit

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Excerpts from TsehaiNY
"...Barefoot she walked towards the microphone adjusting it to accommodate her stature.  Once the microphone was set, she turned back glancing at the drummer, speaking to him wordlessly.  On cue the drummer softly began playing as she allowed the tunes to flow inside her body.  The beat took over as she began to move her hands, hips, and legs escaping into her zone.  She is ready.

In case someone in the audience was distracted-perhaps by a twitter update or a text message-and missed her entrance, there is no doubt the distraction ceased soon as she began to sing.  Her crisp, soulful voice filled the venue grabbing hold of the crowd’s attention.  Singing a love song in Portuguese, she took the crowd on a beautiful journey.  She controlled her voice with grace singing softly and then projecting it.  Once she was ready to come back down, she motioned to her drummer with her hands slowly descending.  The tunes eased and came to an end, and she slowly looked toward the audience before cracking a beautiful smile.  Coordinating with her band she grabbed her guitar and put her ‘game-face’ back on.  She is ready for another ride..."

Click here to read the whole review and learn more about her works here.

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The Sun, Clouds and The City

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The sun and the clouds compliment our cities in such a beautiful way. They tell an amazing story together. Here are a few of my favourite shots of their affair...

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