The second-largest town in Tigrai, ADIGRAT stands at the junction of the surfaced roads west to Aksum, south to Mekele and north to the Eritrean capital, Asmara. The bustling market is well worth browsing for the traditional Tigraian cloth and other handicrafts on sale, while the interior of Adigrat Chirkos Church immediately behind is awash with nineteenth-century murals.

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17 striking portraits of Ethiopia's Omo Valley tribes

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