Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $70,427
80%  
Woo hoo!! And after accruing the balance of the monthlies we're now over 80%!! Less than $18k to go!! Thank you all very much!! God bless.

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  • Bride, Kosovo

    12/14/2013 1:43:36 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 58 replies
    National Geographic ^ | DECEMBER 14, 2013 | Photograph by Nita Zeqiri
    A tradition a thousand years old, passed on to generations in today's remote Donje Ljubinje in the Zhupa area in south Kosovo. Today, this tradition is at the verge of extinction, as only a 65-year-old lady continues preparing young brides according to their traditions. The bride's face is painted in many beautiful layers of color. Three golden circles symbolizing the cycles of life are tied to one another by the golden roads that one crosses over their lifetime. The inner red circles are symbols of fertility, where red and blue dots are born from, and the whole face is covered...