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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