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Religious rites in Egypt.
Egypt
By May Kamel
30 Oct 2013

Video about : On Friday, Mr. Rifai mosque.

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Rabaa
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi demonstrating in front of a mosque in Cairo, Egypt after Friday prayers on August, 30th 2013.

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Protests in Cairo
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi demonstrating in Cairo, Egypt after Friday prayers on August, 30th 2013.

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Youth Protests
Cairo, Egypt
By Daniel Van Moll
27 Aug 2013

Supporters of Mohammed Morsi demonstrating in front of Abu Bakr Seddik Mosque at Alhegaz Square in Cairo, Egypt after their Friday prayers.

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Tunisia security
Tunisa
By Aich Fadhlouni
27 Aug 2013

video about: A statement to the custodians and imam of the mosque, which stormed tunisia police search for fugitives.

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Twin Explosions in Tripoli, Lebanon
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Serene Yordi
25 Aug 2013

Volunteers in Tripoli organized a cleaning effort after the two explosions rocked the city on August 22, 2013.

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Twin explosions in Tripoli, Lebanon (...
Tripoli, Lebanon
By Collette Hogg
24 Aug 2013

Volunteers, who met via Facebook, make haste to clean the rubble outside Salaam mosque in Tripoli, Lebanon.

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Morsi Supporters Under Arrest in Fata...
Ramsis, Cairo, Egypt
By elmasdr
17 Aug 2013

Morsi supporters sit in Fatah mosque after the army arrested them

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Destruction of homs 16
Homs
By yazan1985
13 Jul 2013

Destruction of the Al Qarabees mosque in Al Qarabees neighborhood in Homs as a result of airstrikes by the Syrian Regime. Homs, Syria

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Inside 969 Movement 31
By Ruom
24 Jun 2013

June 23, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Wirathu gives an anti-muslim sermon in front of hundreds of supporters, just four blocks away from the Dhamma Tharlar Hall, in which several local organizations and civil society activists, organized a peace event to prevent future riots.

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Inside 969 Movement 30
By Ruom
23 Jun 2013

June 23, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

A student collects an award at a Sunday School in Mandalay. To ensure its principles mould fresh minds, 969 representatives teach at Sunday schools and prayer halls to educate Buddhist children. Wirathu in the background is writing a new curriculum to teach in schools that are planning to open throughout the country.

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Inside 969 Movement 25
By Ruom
22 Jun 2013

June 16, 2013
Yangon, Burma

Young Buddhist nuns board the ferry crossing the Hlaing river over to downtown Yangon.

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Inside 969 Movement 29
By Ruom
20 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Thaddhamma, one of the leaders of the 969 movement, teaches a group of business men, from Yangons biggest whole sale market, about patriotism and Buddhism.

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Inside 969 Movement 27
By Ruom
17 Jun 2013

June 17, 2013
Mawlamyine, Burma

Monk Wimala, one of the founders of the 969 movement, shows a map in his Monastery in Mawlamyine. The map illustrates the group's belief that some arabs countries are financing the Burmese Muslims in order to overcome the Buddhist majority.

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Inside 969 Movement 19
By Ruom
13 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the Mosques destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 20
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslim men can now only pray at home in Meiktila after all the mosques have been either closed or raised to the ground because of the religious violence that took place in the town at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 21
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Families are escorted back by police to a refugee camp that holds Muslims who have been displaced by the violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 16
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Women walk through Chan Aye's area, that was completely destroyed by the religious violence that took place in Meiktila at the end of March.

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Inside 969 Movement 18
By Ruom
12 Jun 2013

June 12, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

One of the areas destroyed by religious violence that took place at the end of March in Meiktila.

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Inside 969 Movement 17
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

A woman, who returned to her destroyed home in Meiktila, recovers pieces of a burnt Hindu book explaining the teachings of Islam. The Muslim community started a 7 day clean up program escorted by armed police.

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Inside 969 Movement 14
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslims who return to their demolished home start a 7 day clean-up process, under a strict police protection in Meiktila. A nearby street vendor displays a 969 sticker.

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Inside 969 Movement 15
By Ruom
11 Jun 2013

June 11, 2013
Meiktila, Burma

Muslims return to their destroyed homes, under police protection, and start a 7 days clean up process after the March riots in Meiktila. According to Human Rights Watch, more than 820 buildings were completely destroyed and 44 people were killed.

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Inside 969 Movement 10
By Ruom
10 Jun 2013

June 9, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

U Kamasara, head monk of Thita Sa Waita Gu Monastery, near Mandalay, regularly preaches about the 969 movement.

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Inside 969 Movement 04
By Ruom
09 Jun 2013

June 9, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Daw Kyim Myaing a prominent member of the 969 civil movement, she chose to serve Monk Wirathu and makes breakfast every morning in the monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 08
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu supervises an exam at the Masoeyein Monastery in Mandalay. Since publicly promoting the 969 movement on social networks, Wirathu has been labeled as the 'Buddhist Bin Laden'.

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Inside 969 Movement 07
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu supervises an exam at Masoeyein Monastery in Mandalay.

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Inside 969 Movement 03
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Young monks living in the Masoeyein Monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 05
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monks and lay people look at anti-muslim propaganda posters in front of Monk Wirathu's home at the Masoeyein Monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 06
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu is welcomed by supporters at this pagoda in Mandalay. Since publicly promoting the 969 movement on social networks, Wirathu has been labeled as the 'Buddhist Bin Laden'.

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Inside 969 Movement 02
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Young monks shave their heads in Masoeyein Monastery.

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Inside 969 Movement 13
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 7, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Muslims leave the Joon mosque after prayer time. For security purposes and fear of more religious clashes, the gates to the neighborhood, surrounding the mosque, are closed at night time.

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By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 7, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Young muslim students in a Madrasa, near the Joon Mosque in central Mandalay.

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Inside 969 Movement 01
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Young monks wash themselves in the Masoeyein Monastery, home of 969 activist Monk Wirathu.

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Inside 969 Movement 09
By Ruom
08 Jun 2013

June 8, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

Monk Wirathu is interviewed by a German television network in his pagoda.

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Inside 969 Movement 12
By Ruom
07 Jun 2013

June 7, 2013
Mandalay, Burma

The family of the Imam prepare to leave their home near Joon Mosque in central Mandalay.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (7 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

The miniature carnival out front of the mosque is a large draw for families, giving children an opportunity to ride swings and play games.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (4 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

An estimated 15,000 people were on the street and entering the mosque, overwhelming the capacity of the building’s entrances and narrow passageways.

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Celebration Of Sayeda Zeinab
Cairo, Egypt
By U.S. Editor
04 Jun 2013

Cairo, Egypt As traditional songs intermingled with prayers blared over loudspeakers, thousands of Cairenes took to the streets the evening of June 4th to celebrate the birth of Sayeda Zeinab, the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohamed.

Cairo, Egypt As traditional songs intermingled with prayers blared over loudspeakers, thousands of Cairenes took to the streets the evening of June 4th to celebrate the birth of Sayeda Zeinab, the granddaughter of the Prophet Mohamed.

While Cairo is the site for Sunni pilgrimage, Shi'a Muslims believe that her tomb is located in Syrian town of Set Zaynab. This difference in belief accurately captures the dogmatic divide between the two sects.

The tomb of Sayeda Zeinab is nestled in the heart of Cairo and boasts a stunning mosque enveloping the holy site. The celebration, which draws people from all walks of life in Cairo, is a decadent mix of carnival and piety. Sellers hawk plastic children’s toys beside merry-go-rounds, while the devoted flow in and out of the mosque.

Typical of Sufi mysticism, the men will twirl for as long as they can, with many succumbing to the inevitable dizziness that follows. The devout writhe and spin to the music, eyes often glossed over as they transcend the music in an attempt to make a spiritual connection.

Exhausted from both the stifling heat and the journey, hundreds of the pious Muslims lay asleep on the carpets inside the mosque. Many have taken the traditional pilgrimage of 7 days from villages in Upper Egypt to visit the tomb of Sayeda Zeinab. Beside the tomb as the hundreds clamour to touch it, perfumes are sprayed in the air and camera phones waved about in an attempt to photograph the holy site. The room holding the tomb is packed with people and sweat drips from the brows of every individual. Much of the practices during the celebration of Sayeda Zeinab’s birthday, like the perfumes and the goods for sale, are more cultural traditions than Islamic prescriptions.

The tens of thousands that flock to the street may seem standard to Cairo's image (forged through conflict and civil unrest) but the sense of revelry and celebration is a breath of fresh air to the stagnant summer heat of Egypt's political situation.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (9 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

Hundreds gather outside the Sayeda Zeinab mosque celebrating the birthday of the Prophet Mohamed's granddaughter. The constant flow of people often creates a gridlock, and to fill moments of immobility, music starts up and dancing quickly follows.

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Celebration of Sayeda Zeinab (5 of 9)
Cairo, Egypt
By Leyland Cecco
04 Jun 2013

Typically seen as a necessary evil by most Egyptians, at the Sayed Zeinab celebration, the demeanor of the police changes dramatically as they pose for photos, laugh and chat with people in the street.