Two men were perched at the entrance of the mosque, looking at the newspaper

Men sitting at entrance of mosque

Shot in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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As I wandered around Dhaka, I came to a mosque. Bangladesh, like India and Pakistan, used to be a part of British India, the eastern part of which had a large Muslim population. For this reason, more than 80% of the population of this country is said to be Muslim, and there are many mosques in the city. Walking around, I saw mosques everywhere, and Dhaka is also called the city of mosques.

The mosque I passed this time was not a tourist attraction, but a small mosque that only local people visit. In Japan, there are Shinto shrines and Buddhist temples here and there, but what makes the mosque in Dhaka different from those in Japan is that it is a place of community. Some people spend their time in the mosques without praying. Although there are some shrines and temples in Japan that have rest areas, I feel that they are places where people leave as soon as they finish their prayers.

This mosque was no exception, and two men were relaxing at the entrance. They were looking at a newspaper and talking leisurely.

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PHOTO DATA

No

3857

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

March 23, 2010

Modified On

February 3, 2022

Place

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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