Africa | Tuareg man; the higher the social standing of a Tuareg the more concerned he will be to conceal his face on meeting strangers. He will make certain that he does not reveal the tip of his nose, and will often hitch the 'tegalmoust' so high that only his eyes may be seen. | ©Angela Fisher; from her publication "Africa Adorned".

Tuareg man with veil - a sign of male maturity and status. Christine Brown: Textiles for the Head: Utility, Identity, Authority

The Tuareg Tribe. The men wear the veils not the women. Keeps them protected from sun and sand, but also keeps them confined and anti-social. "Blue Men of the Desert" because the blue indigo that the fabric is dyed in rubs off on their skin. Turbans can be made with 16.5 feet of fabric.

The Tuareg Tribe, men wear the veils not the women.

l’Afrique disparue, dans la collection de Pierre Loos, editions Skira/Seuil, 2001 de Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski.

Kazimir Ostoja Zagourski was a pioneering photographer of Central African peoples and customs.

The Nihang Sikhs are an armed Sikh order, deriving their name from the Persian term for a mythical sea creature, their ferocity and might being likened to a crocodile by Mughal historians.

30 Meters of Turban – Julie Hall Photography. Pic of a Sikh. His turban is long. Baptized Sikhs don't cut their hair since it's a gift from God.cEverything he wears or carries has symbolic significance re his duties and obligations as a Sikh.

Faces of India

bearded man wearing an elegant orange and blue turban, INDIA He screams AUBURN FAN -sam

Fast forward. I just listened to a talk by the photographer of these photos the other day. He was presenting his photos in India for the first time, even though he had been to India more than 80 times. Incredible human being.

The 'Afghan Girl'. Her Iconic Photo Appeared On The Cover Of National Geographic In Her Piercing Sea-Green Eyes - Became A Symbol Both Of The Afghan Conflict & Of The Refugee Situation Worldwide. She Was Finally Found & Rephotographed In

Mendi-girl--Papua-New-Guinea-Malcolm-Kirk

Papua New Guinea - Mendi girl, Tente village, Southern Highlands. Image from the publication Man As Art: New Guinea.

Is your cat better than any human kid? Or do you think your kid is superior to my cat?

10 Reasons My Cat Is Better Than Your Kid

kisses for his kitten

Little boy and orange kitten! Just adorable! Is there really anything cuter than the bond between children and their pets.

Kitten Curiosity by Heather Schellenberg

Precious -- Just a beautiful photo -- a child who is reading with her kitties. I loved my kittens when I was her age, too.

this picture is like a warm hug.....the too short bangs...that sweet face... ahh...the memories...

Isn't this the cutest thing you've seen in a long time? That's one lucky little black kitten and the child is precious .

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