(Reuters) — Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola looks at life inside the capital Adidas Ababa and the city of Harar. The East African nation, brimming with churches and mosques, coffee shops and markets, is home to nearly 100 million people

A girl is seen in a bakery
A girl is seen in a bakery
Boys ride horses used to carry visitors for short rides
Boys ride horses used to carry visitors for short rides
People walk through a spice and vegetable market
People walk through a spice and vegetable market
A waiter stands in a coffee shop
A waiter stands in a coffee shop
A man prays near the Entoto Maryam church
A man prays near the Entoto Maryam church

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 Christian Orthodox priests baptise a baby in the Medhane Alem cathedral

Christian Orthodox priests baptise a baby in the Medhane Alem cathedral
People walk past a Peugeot 404
People walk past a Peugeot 404
A man feeds an eagle
A man feeds an eagle
Boys walk outside the old walled town of Harar
Boys walk outside the old walled town of Harar
A man drinks from a water bottle
A man drinks from a water bottle
 A general view shows part of the capital Addis Ababa at night. All photographs Siegfried Modola/ Reuters

A general view shows part of the capital Addis Ababa at night. All photographs Siegfried Modola/ Reuters

1 thought on “Daily life in Ethiopia – in pictures

  1. Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola showed us “Life inside the capital Adidas Ababa and the city of Harar” by his photographs. I thank him for that.

    The best comparison would have been the historical city of Harar and Mekele. That would tell graphically what double digit growth means for both cities in practice. Thanks to the record “double digit growth”, historical Harar is “dying unnatural death” and Mekele is booming beyond ones expectation.

    Hopefully, one day photographer Siegfried Modola will re-visit Ethiopia and will show us what life in Mekele looks like in comparison with dying historical city of Harar.

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