Thursday, June 15, 2017

#Photography on the Blog 6/16 | Religions Around the World

Najaf, Iraq

Shiite Muslims place copies of the Koran on their heads while gathering during the holy month of Ramadan at Imam Ali shrine

Photograph: Khider Abbas/EPA

Of course you know the Koran on the Head Ritual and it's not even raining.

Somewhere an Imam is still laughing about this, "And then, mates, you wouldn't believe what I got them to do!"

Wackersberg, Germany

Women in Bavarian costumes take part in the traditional Corpus Christi procession

Photograph: Christof Stache/AFP/Getty Images

Maybe you wonder ... didn't they just have a religious festival ... but I'm not sure there is solid evidence the festivals ever stop in Germany, at least not in the Summer.

Birmingham, England

India cricket fans cheers on their team during the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final between Bangladesh and India at Edgbaston

Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

In countries without religion (e.g. England), there is cricket.  In case you may think cricket is better than religion, watch a game sometime and, within a short time or hours, you will be begging for a boring religious sermon.  At least with the sermon you know eventually it will end.

Perth, Australia

James Parsons of the Cats and Shannon Hurn of the Eagles challenge for the ball during the match between the West Coast Eagles and the Geelong Cats

Photograph: Will Russell/AFL Media/Getty Images

Frankly, we're really not sure what they're doing but we are sure God loves them for it ... whatever it is.

And, because we love you, a golf cart cooler than any Donald Trump will ever own.

Bob Hope was something of a religion in America, right?

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