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Ethiopian Orthodox churches are built on a different model. They are round with three interior areas: an outer ambulatory,accessible to anyone; an inner ambulatory used by communicants at mass; and the inner sanctum, where the ten commandments, are kept, and only priests may enter.

The rock hanging on the RHS serves as the church bell. You bash it with a smaller rock and it makes a reasonable gong noise.

This 13th century church is one of only two in the area which still has a thatch (rather than tin) roof. It is a short boat ride from the town of Bahir Dar.

f/5.6, ISO200, 10mm, 1/200s

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