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Out for Prayers

Out for Prayers
by France Leclerc


The Bishwa Ijtema, an annual gathering of Muslims that attracts about 5 million pilgrims, is a three-day affair held in Tongi, a small town by the banks of the River Turag, in the outskirts of Dhaka. A balloon seller remains at the station while the arriving pilgrims have already left to reach the gathering.