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Father and daughter

Issa (which means Jesus in Arabic), a local Petra bedouin from the Bdoul tribe, and I rode on donkeys around the mountain passes of Petra for two days. He then took me home to meet his wife and children in the poverty-stricken village of Um Sayhoum (the Jordanian government moved them out of their original cave homes in Petra itself in the 1980s). However, most Bdoul still keep shelters and caves in the Petra mountains for spending the night away from the village and observing their traditional way of life, as they have done for centuries.

 

Um Sayhoum, Jordan, 2009

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Taken on November 13, 2009