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In photos: Indian Muslim Sufi devotees use sharp objects and self flagellate during the Urs festival

by | 17th, May 2013

IN photos: Indian Muslim Sufi devotees use sharp objects and self flagellate during the Urs festival procession to mark the death anniversary of Sufi Muslim saint Hazrat Khwaja Muinuddin Chishti, in Ajmer, India. Some of these photos are challenging viewing:

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Devotees offer prayers at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

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A family of Indian Muslim Sufis offer prayers for a family member, foreground, who they believe is possessed by evil spirits, at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti.

 

 

 

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India Sufi Festival

 

 

 

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India Sufi Festival

 

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Outside the shrine

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An Indian Muslim devotee prays at the entrance to the shrine

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India Sufi Festival



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