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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & General Editor
Volume 6, Number 1, March 2012

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Bob Lucky
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Wedding Procession

A white stretch limo, the hood covered in a large flower arrangement, leads a procession of cars down Victory Road. Near St. Gabriel church, two pickup trucks take the lead. In the bed of one is a film crew, the cameraman and his tripod steadied by a team of three assistants. The other pickup runs alongside to make sure no one can pass.

perfect weather
tinted windows rolled
all the way up

In less than a kilometer, backed-up traffic has swollen the procession. Now, along with the original dozen cars, about thirty other cars and trucks are honking horns and flashing lights. An assistant signals the limo driver to slow down. Several children run down the sidewalk chanting money money money. The cameraman captures it all.

photo album
all the strangers
I used to know

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