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PHOTO GALLERY: Conflict-hit Ethiopia celebrates new year




Women sell vegetables in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

A man carries a bag on his head in the historical Merkato district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

A man holds a live chicken in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

People trade live chickens in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

TOPSHOT - A worker carries mattress on his head in the historical Merkato district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

TOPSHOT - A street vendor prepares to sell house warming decorations in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

People trade live chicken in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

Workers carry blankets on their heads in the historical Merkato district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

A worker sells Ethiopian national flags in the historical Merkato district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

People trade live chickens in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

A man sits and prepares to sell Ethiopian traditional spices in the historical Merkato district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP

A man holds a live chicken in the Shola district during the preparations for the eve of the Ethiopian New Year in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on September 8, 2021. AFP