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BANGLADESH TONGI 4FEB07 - Overcrowded trains ferry worshippers to and from Tongi Junction during the last day of the BiswaIjtema outside Tongi, a northern suburb of the capital city Dhaka. The annual Tablighi Jamaat Islamic movement congregation lasts three days and is attended by over two million Muslims, making it the second largest congregation after the Hajj to Mecca. Devotees from approximately 80 countries, including the host country, Bangladesh, attend the three-day Ijtema seeking divine blessings from Allah. The event focuses on prayers and meditation and does not allow political discussion. The local police estimated the number of attendees of the 2007 Ijtema to be 3 million...jre/Photo by Jiri Rezac..© Jiri Rezac 2007..Contact: +44 (0) 7050 110 417.Mobile: +44 (0) 7801 337 683.Office: +44 (0) 20 8968 9635..Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.Web: www.jirirezac.com..© All images Jiri Rezac 2007 - All rights reserved.
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