LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 19: Ethiopian Orthodox priests and other clergy members peform a ritual involving song, dance and a small procession outside Bete Maryam, als called St. Mary's, Church on ... more 
LALIBELA, ETHIOPIA - MARCH 19: Ethiopian Orthodox priests and other clergy members peform a ritual involving song, dance and a small procession outside Bete Maryam, als called St. Mary's, Church on the occasion of the visit of German President Joachim Gauck at the Lalibela holy sites on March 19, 2013 in Lalibela, Ethiopia. Lalibela is among Ethiopia's holiest of cities and is distinguished by its 11 Christian churches hewn into solid rock that date back to the 12th century. Construction of the churches was begun by Ethiopian Emperor Gebre Mesqel Lalibela, who sought to create an alternative pilgrimage site after the Muslim occupation of Jerusalem in 1187. Lalibela was the capital of Ethiopia until the 13th century. (Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images) less 
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