17th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
A poor prayer at Prophet Muhammad's Mosque, Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina is a sacred islamic city, closed for non-muslims. Prophet Muhammad is buried there. On the photo: a poor woman is praying, sitting still under mechanical flowers by the Mosque, the only place to hide from the unbearable heat.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 04.2018
Date Uploaded: 09.2019
Photo Location: Medina, Saudi Arabia
Camera: LEICA X1
Copyright: © Andrey Markelov