Mbuti boys wear grass skirts and leaf mouthpieces to stay silent during their circumcision ceremony. Pgymies are of the Congo's few remaining traditional tribes in the rainforests of the world. They are threatened by logging companies and growing modern culture.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005