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19/01/12. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The festival of Timket is celebrated in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Numerous parades start at many churches, carrying their replica Arks of the Covenant, accompanied by drumming, singing, harps and ullulation, through the city to Jan Meda. Jan Meda is the place where the baptism of Jesus is commemorated by Orthodox Christian Ethiopians. Local children line the red carpet outside St Mary's church. Photo credit: Jane Hobson