Sufi devotees worship, self-flagellate during death anniversary of saint (gallery)

Published: May 22, 2013

Devotees attend an Urs festival, or death anniversary of a Sufi saint, at the shrine of Sufi saint Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti in Ajmer, India. Thousands of devotees of Sufism, considered the mystical component of Islam, from different parts of India travelled to the shrine for the annual event.


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In this Saturday, May 11, 2013 photo, Muslim Sufi holy men self-flagellate themselves with sharp objects during a procession at the shrine of Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti during the Urs festival in Ajmer, India. Thousands of Sufi devotees from different parts of India travel to the shrine for the annual festival, marking the death anniversary of the saint. Kevin Frayer/AP


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