September 10, 2013

Tigray, Ethiopia

Photograph by Michael Mohr, Redux

Hikers scramble up a rock face in Tigray, Ethiopia, that leads to Maryam Korkor, one of the country's famed rock-hewn churches. The places of worship were carved from the region's soft volcanic tuff some 800 years ago.

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