Daily Photos of the 2017

Girls in the Sierra Leone village of Masanga take part in alternative Bondo ceremonies that initiate them into womanhood without female genital mutilation (FGM). Since 2010 more than 600 girls have participated.

This photo was originally published in “For These Girls, Danger Is a Way of Life,” in January 2017.

PHOTOGRAPH BY STEPHANIE SINCLAIR, NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC