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The Bishwa Ijtema is an annual Tablighi Jamaat Islamic movement congregation held at Tongi, Bangladesh by the river Turag. It is the 2nd largest Muslim congregation in the world after the Hajj. The event focuses on prayers and supplication and does not allow political discussion. The local police estimated the number of attendees of 2007 ijtema to be 3 million while in 2010 the number of attendees was 5 million

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2014
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: NIKON D90
Copyright: © Sudeepto Salam