Photo of the Day 18 May 2008

Afar Herdsmen, Danakil Desert, Ethiopia, 2005
Photograph by Carsten Peter

A group of Afar nomads leads camels through Ethiopia's Danakil Desert. The Afar regard themselves as one ethnic group, though their population of about three million is divided among Ethiopia, Eritrea, and Djibouti. "We are the people who move," said one Afar woman. "From the beginning that has been our way."