19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Travel
The Memorial

A grave candle at a Yazidi temple in the former village of Baçin, Turkey. Persecution in the region of Tur Abdin has forced Yazidis to flee their homes, finding asylum in Western Europe. Families come back to honor loved ones who have passed.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Baçin, Midyat, Turkey
Copyright: © Erin Sakar