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An old woman from the Chin ethnic minority group in Myanmar. She shows off the tattoos she was given as a young girl to ward off attacks - particularly by neighbouring 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.

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Additional Photos by JM Hullot (vincz) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2844 W: 85 N: 5457] (19099)
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