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A Mbuti boy displays welts from being whipped during a puberty ritual. The belief is that the harsh treatment makes them stronger to survive the challenges of life in the Ituri Forest.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Ituri Forest Pygmy_National Geographic Magazine 9/2005