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India | The Rabari; Marriage, which celebrates the vitality of life and ensures its continuity, is considered of utmost importance. Traditionally, weddings can be extravagant events, and they take place on a particular day of the year: the feast of Gokulashtami, Krishna’s birthday. Childhood marriage is still very much in vogue with the tribe. Rabaris marry only within the tribe and often into families that are closely related." | ©Image and caption Jimmy Nelson

In his series 'Before They Pass Away' photographer Jimmy Nelson created these beautiful and powerful portraits of secluded tribes from around the world whose cultures are at risk of fading away.

"Mursi Girl from Ethiopia-natural beauty"...although "natural" is not the word that pops to mind...

Mursi people of the Omo Valley in southern Ethiopia perform their ancient tradition of temporary body decoration on themselves and each other a few times each day.