Saturday, August 14, 2010

A whirling dervish performs during a Ramadan festival

A whirling dervish performs during a Ramadan festival organized by the Fatih district municipality in Eminonu, downtown Istanbul, on August 14, 2010. Muslims all over the world are supposed to go without food, drink, smoking and sex from sunrise to sunset during the month of Ramadan in order to purify themselves and concentrate their mind on Islamic teachings.
A whirling dervish performs during a Ramadan festival organized by the Fatih district municipality in Eminonu, downtown Istanbul

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