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08/09/2013 12:24 pm ET

Algeria's Tattoos: Myths And Truths

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A vertical line with two dots on either side is tattooed on Roqaya L'ghareeb's forehead. From a distance the blue pattern looks like a cross. The symbol, called cinsla (chain) and thabanat (flies) in the local Arabic dialect, is part of a disappearing tattoo tradition in the rugged Aures Mountains of northeastern Algeria.

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