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    A Pokot girl who escaped Female Genital Mutilation, a common practice in the area of Baringo, Kenya, reads a book in a dorm supported by the NGO ActionAid in the city of Tangulbei. Here, girls have the chance to continue their education and stay safe from the rite. FGM/C has been banned in Kenya, yet still many girls are subjected to it as it is strongly linked to local traditions. The photo was taken while filming the awarded documentary Excision.
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    Beautiful portrait of a survivor. I love how peaceful this frame feels, which is further contrasts the life she escaped from. Thank you for for detailed caption, explaining her story and more in-depth information about why I should care. Well done Vicky.

    David Y. Lee
    Producer, Nat Geo Your Shot
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    Date Taken: Jan 11, 2013
    Date Uploaded: Apr 6, 2018
    Location: Tangulbei, Rift Valley, Kenya
    Camera: Canon EOS 600D
    Focal Length: 50 mm
    Shutter Speed: 1/1250 sec
    Aperture: f/1.8
    ISO: 800
    Copyright: © Vicky Markolefa
    Categories: Culture, Portraits, People