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Wednesday, 11 March 2009

Lirhi2, Ushguli, Svaneti, Georgia

More from this late-winter Ushuli festival.

Prayers with offerings of moonshine or wine and bread; the guy holding the bottle, centre, is doing the praying in a nice loud voice, for each family as they bring their food

A group prayer to start things off

Then a walk around the snow tower, singing Svan songs in harmony

Finally, some young boys ascend the tower, cling to the cross, and try to stay there while they're being bombarded with snow, as it was at the beginning

More photos from Lirhi tomorrow.  The best is yet to come.

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