Village elders cover a young girl's face in white paint after she is circumcised, a requirement for young girls before they can marry. Wrapped in bright coloured shawls, the girls spent the night huddled around a fire in a thatched-roof house as local women gathered to sing and dance in support. Pokot girls run from their hut and make their way to a place where they will take off their clothes and wash during their circumcision ceremony. But when Dyck brought Vlad to her vet in Alberta, she learned that she had been duped by the original seller, who advertised the cat by posting an ad on the classified site Kijiji. Never has a cat been more naked!
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Young girls are lined up before undergoing tribal circumcision ceremony in Kenya
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