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Photos of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men

Photos of Albanian Women Who Have Lived Their Lives As Men (10 photo)

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Photographer Jill Peters presents a unique phenomenon of “burneshas” – Albanian women, who swear themselves, or are sworn into virginity by their families and assume the roles of men for the rest of their lives. What used to be a commonplace tradition back in the 15th century, is still around in the some rural areas in Northern Albania. Jill explains:

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