By Khaleda Rahman for MailOnline. These pictures show frightened girls lined up before villagers in Kenya to be circumcised - even though the brutal practice is now illegal in the country. But in many African tribes, traditions are more important than laws and circumcision is considered a rite of passage that marks their transition into womanhood so they can marry. Reuters photographer Siegfried Modola captured this ceremony in rural Kenya for four teenage girls of the Pokot tribe, in Baringo County. Draped in animal skin and covered in white paint, the girls squat over large stones in the remote village after being circumcised - a life-threatening custom banned in the country three years ago. Tearful: One of the young girls, covered in an animal skin, cries after being circumcised. The practice was outlawed three years ago. Frightened: Four young Pokot girls stand outside one of the girl's homes just before the beginning of their circumcision ceremony. Adorned: After the ceremony, the girls, now covered in animal skins and beaded necklaces, walk to where they will rest after the tribal ritual. Painted: After the ritual, the girls faces are painted white to show they have been circumcised and transitioned into womanhood.
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Please refresh the page and retry. Not whether they should have them - rather unavoidable - but how much of them they should be allowed to display. I sent the kids to a holiday club today where they have a pool. They were wearing the bottom part of a bikini and the 7yo very skinny as well was told to wear the top part of her bikini tomorrow. I think that's just weird and I'm feeling a bit upset about it. But the issue of topless children rears its head every year. My daughter, who is eight, has found the same.
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