Lalibela Ethiopia

It's 7am on Sunday morning and throughout Lalibela worshippers gather to observe orthodox Christian services in the town's rock-hewn churches.

Scriptures are written in Amharic, the ancient language of Ethiopia.

In the dimly-lit church interiors, Orthodox icons adorn the walls.

One of eleven rock-hewn churches built in the 13th century .

Men and women adorn simple white robes.

Each church has a priest who blesses those who come to worship.

Meanwhile in the local market, locals sell their home-grown produce.

And children run errands for their families.

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Ian Coles

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