One after another, worshippers were entering the mosque called Baitul Mukarram.

Mosque in Dhaka called Baitul Mukarram
Mosque called Baitul Mukarram
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Dhaka is also known as the "City of Mosques" because of the large number of mosques in the city. The majority of Bangladesh's large population is Muslim, which means that there are mosques all over the country where people go to pray. The concrete structure in the photo is one of many mosques, a national mosque called Baitul Mukarram. It might be unthinkable in Western society, where separation of church and state is the norm, that the state would be running a religious institution.

This huge mosque can accommodate as many as 40,000 people and is the 10th largest mosque in the world. As I stood on the pedestrian bridge looking at the entrance, I saw how many worshippers were all swallowed up inside, true to the rumors.

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PHOTO DATA

No

8929

Shooting Date

Sep 2009

Posted On

December 1, 2014

Modified On

February 5, 2023

Place

Dhaka, Bangladesh

Genre

Candid Photography

Camera

CANON EOS 1V

Lens

EF85MM F1.2L II USM

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