October 19, 2010
Khwaja Ghulam Farid Shrine
Photograph by Ed Kashi, National Geographic
This Month in Photo of the Day: National Geographic Magazine Features
Idol worship is what extremists call it. But Sufis call it love. Here in the town of Mithankot, women share a mystical moment at the shrine of Khwaja Ghulam Farid, a revered 19th-century poet they consider a saint.
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