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Ethiopian Epiphany: Timkat in Addis Ababa

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In Ethiopia and Kenya, dry seasons grow longer and tribal conflict over access to water is on the...

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According to Ethiopia's unique calendar, the year 2000 started last September; Christmas was two weeks ago, on Jan. 7; and this weekend, at the end of the 12 days of Christmas, the country's 33 million Ethiopian Orthodox Christians celebrated Timkat — or Epiphany — a commemoration of the baptism of Christ. CLP audio producer Jessica Partnow brings us this report from the nation's capital, Addis Ababa.

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