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El ciclo de la sal (sal caravanas, lago Assale, 02 08 de-)

Lago Assale alberga la riqueza de los Afars - sal. Siglo, sal ha sido exportado en caravanas desde aquí a todos los de Etiopía y más allá. El procedimiento ha cambiado poco hasta hoy. Expedición oour, tuvimos la oportunidad de Witness el ciclo completo.
During the night, hundreds, sometimes thousands of camels have arrived and gathered in the valley next to Ahmed Ela, the cosmopolitan Afar village next to the lake. A century-old tradition will repeat itself. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
During the night, hundreds, sometimes thousands of camels have arrived and gathered in the valley ne... [info]
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El número de caravanas, el número de camellos en cada caravana, y los nombres de los cortadores de sal disponibles han sido grabados y ajustados entre sí a través de un sistema de tickets, supervisado por el Shumbahari (el Jefe del lago). Cada caravana está así asignados a un grupo de 3 cortadores de sal, lo que asegura que el tamaño de una caravana solo es idealmente 10-20 camellos.  Si hay menos camellos que los trabajadores, oa la inversa, algunos de los trabajadores (o caravanas de camellos) tendrá que esperar un día más, sino ganar prioridad en el día siguiente. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
El número de caravanas, el número de camellos en cada caravana, y los nombres de los cortadores de s... [info]
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One by one, in defined order, the caravans leave towards the salt cutting area, about two hours march while it's still cool.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
One by one, in defined order, the caravans leave towards the salt cutting area, about two hours marc... [info]
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La marcha de los camellos conduce a través de uno de los lugares más hostiles de la tierra, el lago salado. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
La marcha de los camellos conduce a través de uno de los lugares más hostiles de la tierra, el lago ... [info]
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Salt crystals form in hollows where they are protected from wind and the rare rains.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Salt crystals form in hollows where they are protected from wind and the rare rains. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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Close-up of salt crystals. The brown color of the lake comes from small dust particles carried in by the often strong catabatic winds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Close-up of salt crystals. The brown color of the lake comes from small dust particles carried in by... [info]
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Focolo ("salt cutters") are providing the hard work, to break up the solid crust of the lake. Only about the upper 10 cm can be used.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Focolo ("salt cutters") are providing the hard work, to break up the solid crust of the lake. Only a... [info]
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Focolo at work. Each group of 3 focolo per caravan is paid 10 bir per camel by the Arho (the caravan owner). (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Focolo at work. Each group of 3 focolo per caravan is paid 10 bir per camel by the Arho (the caravan... [info]
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The second step in production is shaping the blocks into rectangles that weigh exactly 7 kgs. This highly qualified job is done exclusively by Afar workers, who are called Hadelimera, the salt cutters.  (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The second step in production is shaping the blocks into rectangles that weigh exactly 7 kgs. This h... [info]
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Cortar los bloques de sal requiere un buen ojo y la sensación para el material. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Cortar los bloques de sal requiere un buen ojo y la sensación para el material. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info]
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In a sea of broken crust, these Afar can be proud of their well-cut blocks. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
In a sea of broken crust, these Afar can be proud of their well-cut blocks. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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While the salt cutters and salt shapers are at work, the camel owners and their animals rest. They wait until enough blocks are ready for packing. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
While the salt cutters and salt shapers are at work, the camel owners and their animals rest. They w... [info]
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