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Ethiopia. South Omo Zone. Salamago district.Hirchu (small village) . Mursi tribe. Mothers waiting for the start by the non-governmental organization (NGO) Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Switzerland of the vaccination injections against tetanos, dpt, bcg and measle. MSF Switzerland as part of its health project inoculate children. An ethiopian nurse working for the government and with MSF registers the names of the mothers and their children. The Mursi tribe is an Agro-pastoralist group. Mursi women are known as "disk-lip" women. The bottom lip is slit along its full length and the front bottom row of teeth are pulled out to accomodate the ceramic disk  which is handmade with a rim around which the stretched lip is pulled. The disk is seen as a symbol of beauty and wealth, and often the younger girls will pierce and strech their ear-lobes, inserting a matching disk in the extended lobe. Mursi women' dresses are made out of cow's leather. The Mursi tribe is located in the Debub Omo Zone (South Omo Zone) of the Southern Nations, Nationalities and Peoples's région. © 2001 Didier Ruef