Eritrea 2002 Meskel. Orthodox Religious Feast

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Eritrea. Asmara. September square. Meskel is the most important religious feast for the orthodox church in Eritrea. It takes place every year on september 27.An old bald man dresed as an antique warrior holds a sword in one hand and in the other a platic shield and a eritrean flag on a pole.  The public is seated on the terraces. © 2002 Didier Ruef