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CATTLE RACE
TIGER PLAY
The blue eyes.
house at Lenoire Natures Preserve
FREEDOM TOWER
Mosque Building
Ashura celebrations in Bijar
Morning Fog on the Greenway
Fall Afternoon Clouds
 Ashura celebrations in Bijar
A view of tranquillity and serenity.
 Ashura celebrations in Bijar
Little green valentines from Mother Nature
A Mexican Wedding
Outsider peeking in on life at a Hindu temple
Aesthetic Abstraction by Rachel Sawyer
Sea turtle swimming
An aerial shot of Mount Mayon -- one of the Philippines' most active volcano
Dewdrops on a spider web.
The Mountains Patina
Wild Horses in Corolla , NC
Beauty in the rubble.
White Mountains
12th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Ashura celebrations in Bijar

Shi'ite Muslims commemorate Day of Ashura in the city of Bijar, Kurdistan Province, Iran. Ashura Day is an annual festival amongst the Shi'ite Muslim community that mourns the death of Imam Husayn. In Bijar, many adherents cover themselves with mud.

TAGS: Culture, Documentary, Festival, Portrait, Religion

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Saghez, Iran
Member since 2014
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© Soleyman Mahmoudi.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 11.2013
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Filed Under: Culture and the Arts
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Date Uploaded: Oct. 26, 2014, 7:28 a.m.
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Camera Model: NIKON D700
Focal Length: 60mm
Shutter Speed: 1/50
Aperture: f9
ISO: ISO100
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