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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. A young girlwith a white cotton loincloth on her face  carries a picture of Jesus adult . She holds the holy image (God reprsentation) close to her cheek. The public is seated on the terrraces. © 2002 Didier Ruef