There was a massive cleaning ahead of Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed’s visit to Ambo city in Oromia State on Tuesday morning.
When the time drew close, there was colour and culture on display. The thousands that joined the event at the Ambo stadium came emblazoned in traditional Oromo outfits.
The women and children in the bright red, white, green attires with matching headgears and holding flowers. Men in traditional robes and some on horsebacks. The bright sun will not deter them in any way.
Below are photos shared by BBC Afaan Oromo news service.