National Geographic : 1954 Dec
Lofty Mountains Isolate Harar + Trees and buildings conceal a stone wall surrounding the city. In the outskirts the author observed many citrus and coffee trees. Coffee is Ethiopia's most important cash crop. + Soldiers in Khaki Guard the City's Gates Harar's wall, designed for protection in early times, has only five narrow gateways. When the city was attacked by Italian bombers in 1936, the wall served as a trap rather than a safeguard, and many residents died in the crush to get out. The object leaning against the shed is a gharry, a popular convey ance. This 2-wheeled horse-drawn sulky runs on automobile tires. It got its start during the Italian occupation, when the gasoline shortage stalled motorcars. Opposite: An Amhara woman walks her pet dog near Lake Bishoftu in suburban Addis Ababa. She wears a head scarf and a shawllike kurtah above her flowing pink gown. SNational Geographic Society Kodachromes by Gilbert Grosvenor 752 6 i .