Dancers in body paint wait to take part in a performance at the start of the annual harvest festival of “Onam” in Kochi, India. (Sivaram V/Reuters)

Dancers in body paint wait to take part in a performance at the start of the annual harvest festival of “Onam” in Kochi, India. (Sivaram V/Reuters)

An indigenous child from Kayapo tribe attends first indigenous assembly for the Rio+20 Conference at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro, on June 14, 2012. Indigenous people from around the world are visiting the village for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.
(Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

An indigenous child from Kayapo tribe attends first indigenous assembly for the Rio+20 Conference at Kari-Oca village in Rio de Janeiro, on June 14, 2012. Indigenous people from around the world are visiting the village for the Rio+20 United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development.

(Reuters/Ricardo Moraes)

Painted Ethiopian Boys
Photograph by Charles Meacham, My Shot
Many members of tribes in southern Ethiopia have resisted the temptation to move to cities and abandon their cultural traditions. Here, two tribal boys painted for a ceremony wait at a roadside hotel near the Omo Valley.

Painted Ethiopian Boys

Photograph by Charles Meacham, My Shot

Many members of tribes in southern Ethiopia have resisted the temptation to move to cities and abandon their cultural traditions. Here, two tribal boys painted for a ceremony wait at a roadside hotel near the Omo Valley.