21st Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Drone/Aerial
Colorful tents of Muslims congregation

The Bishwa Ijtema is an annual gathering of Muslims in Bangladesh. It is one of the largest peaceful gatherings in the world. The Ijtema is a prayer meeting spread over three days, during which attending devotees perform daily prayers while listening to scholars reciting and explaining verses from the Quran. Attended by devotees from 150 countries, Bishwa Ijtema is now the largest Islamic gathering with 5 million adherents. Pilgrims sleeping in the tent area during Bishwa Ijtema, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 01.2023
Date Uploaded: 11.2023
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: L2D-20c
Copyright: © Azim Khan Ronnie