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Circumcision Graduate
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ylw-text.gif Every three years, the Dogon round up all the boys over the age of 12 who have not yet been circumcized, and begin the ritual of passage to manhood. High in the cliffs, there is a special place where boys are seated on a special stone where chop! and a week-long tradition of teachings and exercizses prepares the young men for adulthood. It is here where they are taught ancient rules for social and all other forms of conduct in the village. They also perform tasks, such as playing musical instruments, throwing stones, and not crying during the big snip.
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Modify Date: 2008:01:04 19:16:11
Artist: Dan Heller
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Country-Primary Location Name: Mali
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Location: Mali
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