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Published: Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:44:10 GMT2017-11-22T07:44:10Z

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Ruined temples and forgotten places: historic photographer of the year – in pictures

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:00:51 GMT2017-11-21T07:00:51Z

The first historic photographer of the year awards showcase the world’s very best historic places and cultural sites from across the globe, capturing everything from the most famous national treasures to obscure and forgotten hidden gems. Here, the photographers tell the stories behind their pictures

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Own a limited edition print by Guardian photographer David Levene

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 06:00:20 GMT2017-11-16T06:00:20Z

From travelling with the nomadic herdsmen of the Mongolian planes to exploring the floating villages of the Lagos lagoon, the award-winning Guardian photographer David Levene has spent the last two decades documenting how people live and work around the world. An exhibition of his work will be held at the Gallery at Foyles in central London from 16 November until 7 December to coincide with the release of his book, City.

Five limited edition prints, curated by Guardian picture editors, are available for purchase. Order your limited edition David Levene print here

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Street art in Medellín, Colombia – in pictures

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:48:52 GMT2017-11-21T07:48:52Z

Photographer Juancho Torres tours the streets of Comuna 13 in the once notorious city, capturing the graffiti and murals that adorn buildings and walls

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Gorgeous creatures of NYC Downlow captured in 3D – in pictures

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 07:30:23 GMT2017-11-20T07:30:23Z

Artist Kate Bones combines film and digital technology to create vibrant gif portraits – like these from Glastonbury’s gay nightclub

Kate Bones shoots her subjects on a hacked 1980s 3D film camera and brings them alive as animated gifs. These portraits taken earlier this year at Glastonbury’s NYC Downlow, the festival’s gay nightclub, give a close-up view of performers usually only photographed on stage.

A warehouse-warming party for the new London home of the cult club’s creators, Block9, will be held on 9-10 December at the Silver Building. The event will also raise money for LGBT frontline charities All Out and Kaleidoscope Trust as well as the Disasters Emergency Committee’s east Africa appeal.

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Fashionably topical: Photo Vogue festival – in pictures

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 07:00:06 GMT2017-11-17T07:00:06Z

Vogue Italia is hosting a series of shows in Milan exploring how the magazine seeks to engage with hot social and political issues and provoke debate through striking images by top photographers

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The 20 photographs of the week

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 08:49:48 GMT2017-11-18T08:49:48Z

The coup in Zimbabwe, flooding in Greece, Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh and Italy’s elimination from the World Cup – the week’s biggest news stories captured by the world’s best photojournalists

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States of disgrace: strange American laws – in pictures

Sat, 18 Nov 2017 17:00:37 GMT2017-11-18T17:00:37Z

The New York-based photographer Olivia Locher became interested in peculiar laws when a friend mentioned that it is illegal to have an ice-cream cone in your back pocket in Alabama. “For some reason that idea haunted my thoughts for several months,” she says. Locher began to research more of these laws, and decided to recreate them for a new project. “They were all very visually appealing and I knew I wanted to photograph them.” Her book I Fought the Law (Chronicle Books, £12.99) is a collection of 50 images – one representing each US state. “I Fought the Law is not a place to look for cut-and-dried facts,” says Locher, “but hopefully it can open up people’s minds to larger issues.”

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Bored teens and drag queens: Portrait Salon 2017 – in pictures

Thu, 16 Nov 2017 00:00:13 GMT2017-11-16T00:00:13Z

Portrait Salon showcases the best of the photographs rejected – sometimes mystifyingly – by the Taylor Wessing prize. This year, 46 shots will be exhibited for one night only at a pub in east London

  • Portrait Salon is at Pub on the Park, London, on 16 November, from 6.30pm
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The week in wildlife – in pictures

Fri, 17 Nov 2017 14:00:05 GMT2017-11-17T14:00:05Z

Stranded whales, smuggled parrots and a rediscovered salamander are among this week’s pick of images from the natural world

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Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize 2017 – in pictures

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 07:00:01 GMT2017-11-15T07:00:01Z

The annual Taylor Wessing prize exhibition showcases new work from some of the world’s most exciting contemporary photographers. Those selected for inclusion in the exhibition were chosen from 5,717 submissions entered by 2,423 photographers from 66 countries

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Fish guts and marching powder: Brian Griffin's rock photography – in pictures

Tue, 14 Nov 2017 07:00:24 GMT2017-11-14T07:00:24Z

Brian Griffin invented technical tricks to turn 80s pop into an edgy visual wonderland. From Iggy Pop to Kate Bush, he recalls the stories behind the shots

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Forty years photographing Bruce Springsteen – in pictures

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 11:19:46 GMT2017-11-10T11:19:46Z

Frank Stefanko has collaborated with Bruce Springsteen for four decades, producing the classic covers for Darkness on the Edge of Town and The River. His new limited-edition book, Bruce Springsteen: Further Up the Road, features his earliest pictures of the Boss, along with previously unseen material, and is introduced by Springsteen. Here, Stefanko recalls some of the highlights

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Scenes from Devon's rural past – in pictures

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:07 GMT2017-11-09T07:00:07Z

In 1972, photographer James Ravilious moved to rural north Devon, where he was hired by the Beaford Centre to start a visual archive documenting the landscape and the people of the area, capturing a vanishing way of life

The Recent Past by James Ravilious is published by Wilmington Square Books (£30). To order a copy for £25.50, go to guardianbookshop.com or call 0330 333 6846. Free UK p&p over £10, online orders only. Phone orders min. p&p of £1.99.


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Killer and cure: Venom at London's Natural History Museum – in pictures

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 07:00:07 GMT2017-11-09T07:00:07Z

From snakes to spiders, wasps to scorpions, the Natural History Museum’s new Venom exhibition promises to unnerve and entice, as it explores one of nature’s deadliest forces and its power to both kill and cure

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Aerial photographs of Los Angeles and New York – in pictures

Thu, 09 Nov 2017 09:15:09 GMT2017-11-09T09:15:09Z

Photographer Jeffrey Milstein explores residential and commercial neighbourhoods, parks and recreation spots, and industrial districts of LA and New York using a high-resolution camera from a helicopter, in his new book LANY (Thames & Hudson)

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Best photos of the day: Beardmas and an autumnal duck

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 15:01:21 GMT2017-11-21T15:01:21Z

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world including turmoil in Zimbabwe, art in London, John Lennon’s stolen glasses, and a duck pond in Hamburg

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Urban biking and a Balinese festival: Monday's best photos

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 13:39:36 GMT2017-11-20T13:39:36Z

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, including a marathon on the sea and jewel tones in Kyoto

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Autumn scenes in UK and prayers for Zimbabwe – Sunday's top photos

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 15:23:33 GMT2017-11-19T15:23:33Z

The Guardian’s picture editors bring you a selection of photo highlights from around the world, from autumnal weather in the UK and mushroom hunting in Turkey to snow in Germany and a toy parade in London

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David Cassidy – a life in pictures

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:33:28 GMT2017-11-22T07:33:28Z

After finding fame as Keith Partridge on the musical TV show The Partridge Family, David Cassidy became a teen heart-throb and hugely popular singer in the 1970s, and also acted and performed in musical theatre

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Edvard Munch: Between the Clock and the Bed – in pictures

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:13 GMT2017-11-22T07:00:13Z

A new exhibition positions Edvard Munch as a revolutionary whose personal tragedies peppered his work, and made him more than a symbolist scream

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Renovation projects – in pictures

Wed, 22 Nov 2017 07:00:13 GMT2017-11-22T07:00:13Z

These needn’t stay frozen in time – you can fix these fixer uppers with a little bit of love … and imagination

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Zimbabwe celebrates as Mugabe resignation announced – in pictures

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 18:31:14 GMT2017-11-21T18:31:14Z

Robert Mugabe finally announced his retirement after days of political pressure and public demonstrations on the streets of Zimbabwe. Car horns blared and cheering crowds raced through the streets of the capital, Harare, as news spread that the president had resigned after his 37-year reign of autocratic control crumbled within days of a military takeover

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From liberation fighter to deposed leader – Robert Mugabe's life in pictures

Tue, 21 Nov 2017 16:52:50 GMT2017-11-21T16:52:50Z

Mugabe, who stood down on Tuesday, had been in power since April 1980, when the country previously known as Rhodesia was renamed Zimbabwe. He was credited with freeing Zimbabwe from colonialism and white minority rule but had faced years of criticism for building a dictatorship and mismanaging the economy

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Jana Novotna: former Wimbledon champion's career – in pictures

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 17:04:40 GMT2017-11-20T17:04:40Z

The 1998 Wimbledon champion, Jana Novotna, has died of cancer at the ago of 49. Here we take a look back at her career on court, which included 16 grand slam doubles titles

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The king of cling: Azzedine Alaïa's best looks – in pictures

Mon, 20 Nov 2017 16:00:48 GMT2017-11-20T16:00:48Z

The Tunisian-born fashion designer Azzedine Alaïa, who died on Friday, dressed everyone from Grace Jones and Naomi Campbell to all of French high society

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Mungo Man: the final journey of our 40,000-year-old ancestor

Sun, 19 Nov 2017 02:32:36 GMT2017-11-19T02:32:36Z

Photographer Dean Sewell travelled for three days across Australia documenting the last journey of the nation’s oldest man, whose remains were discovered in 1974 and who has now been returned to country

It started out in an industrial complex carpark – hardly fitting, it seemed, for a man who helped us redefine our understanding of human history – but this was the repository for treasured artefacts that were held in collection by the Australian National Museum.

Hemmed in by a Bunnings trade warehouse, kitchen joinery workshops and automative businesses, it was the place from which the remains of Australia’s oldest known man, Mungo Man, began a three-day, 800km journey back to country.

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Drum majorettes of Cape Town – a photo essay

Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:27:51 GMT2017-11-10T12:27:51Z

Dr Van Der Ross primary school is located in one of the poorest areas of Cape Town, where gangs and drugs are everywhere. But the school’s drum majorettes’ team is thriving and winning. Photographer Alice Mann photographed the team and spoke with their coach Morisha Prince

Drum majorettes or “drummies”, first appeared in the 1970s with marching girls performing in street parades. Today, in many South African schools it is a competitive sport.

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Elena Ferrante's Naples – a photo essay

Tue, 07 Nov 2017 06:00:26 GMT2017-11-07T06:00:26Z

We follow in the (fictional) footsteps of the heroines of My Brilliant Friend and its sequels, into the alleyways, gritty apartment blocks and piazzas of this energetic and fascinating city

Lenù and Lila, the fictional protagonists of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan novels, forge their friendship in a deprived area of Naples, just east of the cacophonous central station. The books follow the girls’ fraught relationship as they navigate the distinct social and economic divides of the city, both railing against and succumbing to the expectations of women as they struggle to be defined by something other than the violence and poverty of their post-war upbringing.

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A week with the Barbarians as they faced the All Blacks at Twickenham

Sat, 04 Nov 2017 01:01:35 GMT2017-11-04T01:01:35Z

With the Barbarians taking on the 2015 World Cup winners – the mighty All Blacks – at Twickenham as part of the Autumn International series, our photographer Tom Jenkins was given exclusive access as the invitational team prepared for the big match

The Barbarians were formed in 1890 by a player from Blackheath, London, called William Percy Carpmael. At that time the rugby season finished in March so he decided to invite a group of players to join him on an end-of-season tour to the north of England. This he saw as an opportunity to play with friends from various clubs who were normally opponents. It was such a success that he formed the Barbarian Football Club to continue touring on an informal basis and the first tour took place in December of that year, playing Huddersfield and Bradford. The original ethos is still in place, with the Barbarians being a team which brings together players from different clubs to play a few matches each year to enjoy the camaraderie of the game and play attacking, adventurous rugby without the pressure of having to win. Carpmael’s dream was to spread good fellowship amongst all players where all the things that are great about the game – flair, courage, spirit and passion – could be encapsulated in one team, who exist for the joy of the game and having fun.

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The wrecking ball swings at Moscow – a photo essay

Tue, 31 Oct 2017 07:15:19 GMT2017-10-31T07:15:19Z

A mass demolition of Russia’s iconic Khrushchevka apartments will leave 2 million people with no choice about their next home. So why did so many approve it?

Moscow is enduring one of its periodic urban convulsions: plumes of dust fill the air, cranes proliferate across the skyline and the streets are soundtracked by pneumatic drills. In the city centre, new parks, infrastructure and freshly decorated historical monuments are the most visible signs of renewal. But there is another, less visible reconstruction programme going on – and one that is startling in its scale.

In June this year, the Moscow Duma unanimously approved the demolition of more than 4,000 apartment blocks in various sites across the sprawling city, home to nearly 2 million people. Most of this housing is privately owned, the consequence of the privatisation of state housing after the collapse of the Soviet Union. It has been a highly controversial decision, bringing thousands of Muscovites into the streets in protest.

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'This land is just dirt': a rooftop view of Jerusalem

Mon, 23 Oct 2017 06:15:13 GMT2017-10-23T06:15:13Z

For its Season of Culture, the ancient capital has thrown open its rooftops to encourage residents to see beyond their blinkered boundaries. But the reality is a city where the divides are growing deeper

The rooftops of Jerusalem can be deceptive. From up here, the domes and towers of the hundreds of churches, mosques and synagogues glimmer on the skyline in what seems like peaceful coexistence; the neighbourhoods below come together in a unified sprawl.

But down below, it is a city defined by barriers. They may not be as tangible as the towering security wall that divides Israel and the Palestinian territories a few miles east, but they are just as divisive and inviolable. Living side by side in Jerusalem are communities who exist with no interaction with one another – kept apart by fear, nationalism and religion.

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Waiting for the tide to turn: Kiribati's fight for survival

Sun, 22 Oct 2017 23:18:33 GMT2017-10-22T23:18:33Z

The 33 islands of Kiribati, a remote and low-lying nation in the Pacific Ocean, are under threat from climate change. But the islanders have not given up hope

Kiribati is one of the most isolated countries in the world. As you fly in to the main island of South Tarawa, located less than 100 kms from the equator, a precariously thin strip of sand and green materialises out of the ocean.

On one side, a narrow reef offers some protection to the inhabitants and their land – at low tide, at least. On the other side, a shallow lagoon reaches kilometres out to sea. The 33 islands of Kiribati – pronounced “Kiribass” – are extremely shallow; the highest point on many of the islands such as South Tarawa is just a couple of metres above sea level. Looking out of the aeroplane window, there is no depth to the scene – sea dissolves seamlessly into sky, a paint palette of every blue

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Missing murals: the lost Soviet art of the Stans

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 06:30:00 GMT2017-10-20T06:30:00Z

Protecting a reminder of a fallen political system is not high on the urban preservation list in Central Asian cities. Countless mosaics have been destroyed

Today, many of the cities of the Central Asian Stans are defined by a new “trophy city” architecture meant to reflect modernity and progress, and to glorify the leaders who planned them. Look a bit deeper, though, and many signs of the Soviet past are still there in the architecture and layout of the cities.

The Soviet elements of the cities are not just manifested in wide avenues and drab apartment blocks, but also in the vast murals and mosaics that adorn many buildings. The heritage comes from both the ideological drive of the Soviet state, but also a belief in inspiring citizens with beautiful everyday surroundings.

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Life in limbo: inside Bishkek's illegal 'new-builds'

Tue, 17 Oct 2017 07:29:54 GMT2017-10-17T07:29:54Z

Hundreds of thousands fled their villages for novostroika slums on the edge of the Kyrgyz capital when the collapse of the Soviet Union killed collective farming. Twenty five years on, the government has reluctantly connected some to water and electricity – but few have sewerage systems or schools

It is a sharp descent from Kurbangul Kyrgyzbayeva’s ramshackle home into the narrow pit where she grows corn, tomatoes and chives. Crooked steel bars and smashed bricks line the shallow, hand-hewn mud steps.

When Kyrgyzbayeva bought the plot on which she lives, on the northern edge of Kyrgyzstan’s capital, Bishkek, there was little there other than a mound of earth and piles of building site refuse in a disused quarry.

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On your Marx: meet the modern-day communists

Sat, 14 Oct 2017 07:00:01 GMT2017-10-14T07:00:01Z

One hundred years after the Russian revolution, communists are still flying the flag in countries from Russia to Nepal to Italy. Photographer Jan Banning captures the enduring spirit of 1917. Introduction by Zoe Williams

No two modern communist parties are the same. In Nepal, the comrades look quite Ocean’s Eleven, purposeful and united, glamorous despite their woolly hats. In Italy, the insistent sun gives them the air of drinkers in a rural bar with an eccentric owner. The reds of the Indian state of Kerala carry themselves with a distinctive authority and have the look of seasoned medics in a run-down but well-used county hospital. The Portuguese communists have an anarchic energy, a bit of versatility, as if they could be plotting a revolution, or opposing fracking. The Russians have a complicated, mournful alertness, as if they’re running a seance.

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Scotland's ice sculpture adventure – in pictures

Wed, 15 Nov 2017 09:15:04 GMT2017-11-15T09:15:04Z

Artists prepare for the forthcoming exhibition The Ice Adventure: A Journey Through Frozen Scotland, in Edinburgh

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The Dalton Highway: America's loneliest road – in pictures

Sun, 05 Nov 2017 13:08:49 GMT2017-11-05T13:08:49Z

Built as a supply route for the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, the Dalton Highway is one of America’s northernmost roads, and only opened for public use in 1981

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Delhi’s secret ring railway line – in pictures

Mon, 30 Oct 2017 07:30:50 GMT2017-10-30T07:30:50Z

Constructed in 1975 to bypass the crowded stations of Old Delhi, New Delhi and Hazrat Nizamuddin, this line once used to be the lifeline of the capital

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Horn trimming rhinos in South Africa – in pictures

Sat, 21 Oct 2017 06:00:15 GMT2017-10-21T06:00:15Z

Rhino farmers in South Africa dehorn their rhinos to discourage poaching and protect the endangered species, but breeding and dehorning rhinos also creates a potential cash crop. It drives an debate about animal welfare and whether an ethical solution has been found for a controversial demand. Photographer Leon Neal spent time on the ranch of rhino breeder John Hume

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Re-enactors enjoy the 25th Railway in Wartime event – in pictures

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 08:15:00 GMT2017-10-16T08:15:00Z

Second world war re-enactors flocked to Pickering in North Yorkshire for the three-day event featuring heritage steam and diesel locomotives and wartime vehicle parades at stations along the North Yorkshire Moors railway line

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Catalonia independence row: two weeks in Barcelona - in pictures

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 11:21:54 GMT2017-10-10T11:21:54Z

Catalonia’s president, Carles Puigdemont, addresses the Catalan parliament on Tuesday evening for the first time since the independence referendum that provoked the standoff with the Spanish government. Photographer Chris McGrath has spent the past two weeks in Barcelona covering the referendum and its fallout

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Virginians visited by mobile clinic – in pictures

Tue, 10 Oct 2017 08:00:43 GMT2017-10-10T08:00:43Z

The Remote Area Medical volunteer corps make several weekend-long clinics each year, providing free dental, visual and general health services to hundreds of people in remote areas of the United States. In Grundy, care was given to 750 people, with dental care being the most sought-after service

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'The boat crashed and all tipped out': photographing Rohingya refugees

Tue, 03 Oct 2017 11:00:01 GMT2017-10-03T11:00:01Z

Nearly 400,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar after violence erupted in Rakhine state. Dan Kitwood, a photographer with Getty Images, spoke to us about documenting the crisis as it unfolded with refugees crossing into Bangladesh

Thousands of Rohingya Muslims began to flood across Myanmar’s border with Bangladesh in August after violence erupted in Rakhine state. Dan Kitwood was dispatched to Bangladesh to cover the unfolding story in Cox’s Bazar, close to the border. Here he describes his experiences.

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Iranian Shia Muslims attend mud-rubbing ritual – in pictures

Mon, 02 Oct 2017 08:00:25 GMT2017-10-02T08:00:25Z

Kharrah mali, or ‘mud rubbing’, is a ritual that is held in Iranian city of Khorramabad every year to commemorate the death of the prophet Muhammad’s grandson Hussein ibn Ali in AD680 (AH61 in the Islamic calendar). Shia Muslims roll over in mud and dry themselves by gathering around the bonfires before flagellating themselves

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