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In pictures: Yezidi Kurds
Uncertain origins

Yezidis are an ancient, pre-Islamic sect of uncertain origin.

They worship the "peacock god" Melek Taus, known more commonly as Lucifer, whom they do not consider a fallen angel.

This is Pusur Uzmanyan, 60, who is the head of the family. She has 10 children and 40 grandchildren.

Like other Yezidis, she and her family live on the edges of the Aragats mountain range in Armenia.

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