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Bishwa Ijtema 09
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
26 Dec 2014

Muslims take part in Friday prayers on a main street in Tongi adjacent to the grounds where the Ijtema takes place.

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Bishwa Ijtema 10
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
24 Dec 2014

Muslims take part in Friday prayers on a main street in Tongi adjacent to the grounds where the Ijtema takes place.

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Bishwa Ijtema 08
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
22 Dec 2014

Muslims take part in Friday prayers on a main street in Tongi adjacent to the grounds where the Ijtema takes place.

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Bishwa Ijtema 06
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
22 Dec 2014

Pilgrims cook their evening meals on the grounds where the Ijtema is held. Thousands have come from all over Bangladesh to observe three days of religious teaching, prayer and meditation.

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Bishwa Ijtema 07
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
22 Dec 2014

Night falls in Tongi as Ijtema pilgrims meet one another after evening prayers.

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Bishwa Ijtema 02
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
20 Dec 2014

Muslims entered the Ijtema grounds from different in Bangladesh on the first day of Bishwa Ijtema.

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Bishwa Ijtema 03
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
20 Dec 2014

Rapid Action Batallion (RAB) forces of Bangladesh monitor the scene of Ijtema from above to make sure everything goes smoothly.

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Bishwa Ijtema 04
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
20 Dec 2014

Muslims perform their ablutions before the Ijtema prayers begin.

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Bishwa Ijtema 05
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
20 Dec 2014

Muslims gather to attend Bishwa Ijtema in Dhaka on the first day of the congress.

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Bishwa Ijtema 01
Tongi, Bangladesh
By zakir hossain chowdhury
16 Dec 2014

Mohammad Mojammel Hoque, 70, is a farmer from the Vola district of Bangladesh. "I come here every year to purify my soul and commune with Allah," he said. "From the scholars, I get to know the true teachings of Islam, so I can follow Islam properly and preach to others how to live the Islamic way.''

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The First Arab Female MMA Fighter
Beirut
By Andreanewilliams
15 Aug 2014

August, 2014
Beirut, Lebanon

This past July, Rachel Abou Abdallah, from Lebanon, became the first female Arab MMA fighter to compete in the IMMF World MMA Championships in Las Vegas. She brought home the silver medal and her success has encouraged her to continue trailblazing. Mixed Martial Arts is a controversial sport for its violence, but it is also a male dominated sport and Rachel is participating in a male dominated sport in a largely patriarchal society. Despite the challenges she faces, she still finds time to continues to study architecture.

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Mr.Handsome 11
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Contestants are presenting themselves for the jury and spectators at Rastriya Nach Ghar, Kathmandu, Nepal. Several hundred spectators, family, friends and those interested, came to the beauty pageant.

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Mr.Handsome 15
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

All the contestants being presented at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 12
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Group of contestants leaving the stage while impressing the jury at Rastriya Nach Ghar, Kathmandu, Nepal. The jury consisted of Yuva Raj Chaudhary, Deepa KC and Sneh Rana.

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Mr.Handsome 14
katmandu
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

All the contestants show off their bodies; only wearing jeans, a tie and cowboy hats at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 13
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Group is lining up topless letting the crowd and jury see them at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 10
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Passionate dancers accompanied by loud and fast music at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 9
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

A group of dancers entertain at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 8
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Fashion show during the break in beauty pageant at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 7
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Entertainment during the breaks at the beauty pageant at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 6
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

The entertainers finishing their set with passion at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 5
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

At the end of the fashion show all the models display their dresses at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr. Handsome 18
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Biswo Raj Adhikari is announced as Mr. Handsome 2013, first in Nepal at Rastriya Nach Ghar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Mr.Handsome 3
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Fashion models walking out at the end of the fashion show at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 1
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Pre-competition entertainer dancing for the audience at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 2
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Last dancer before Mr. Handsome 2013 was announced at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr.Handsome 7
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

A varied group of spectators watched the beauty pageant including family and friends of the contestants at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Dancer
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Pre-competition dancer sings along and dances at Rastriya Nach Ghar.

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Mr. Handsome 17
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

The topless contestant leaves the stage at the theatre at Rastriya Nach Ghar, Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Mr.Handsome 3
kathmandu, nepal
By Ulrik Pedersen
02 Nov 2013

Spectators clapping in excitement at Rastriya Nach Ghar.