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Caravan Train at Sunrise

Caravan Train at Sunrise

As the sun rises over lake Asale, the salt traders are nearing the end of their 3 day trek from the nearest town of Mekele. They will spend the next day excavating salt, cutting it up into bricks and loading the camels for the trip back. Each load a camel carries, earns around $10, barely enough for the miners to feed their families and survive in this barren land with little other resources. The entire region feels as if it is frozen in time, the local Afar people still live and work as they have been for centuries.