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13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Last Prayer

Istema, the second largest gathering of the Muslims, on the bank of river Turag, Tongi, Dhaka, takes place every year. Thousands of people arrive from home and abroad on this occasion. Religious minded people from different countries of Asia, Europe, Africa, and America gather here on a three day long prayer program here. The main attraction is Munajat, (the last prayer). For Munajat people wait long on the roads, on the roofs of houses, on the bus even on the roof of the train. There is a hurry to return home after the last prayer and at the same time the fear of scarcity of vehicles drives them both ways. So before the departure, people occupy the smallest roam to sit on.

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Date Taken: 01.2014
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: Dhaka, Bangladesh
Camera: Canon EOS 30D
Copyright: © K U Masoud