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The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province


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Filename: 312-2087.jpg

Size: 5279 x 3518 (5.8MB)

Date: 28th January 2000

Source: WorldInPrint

Credit: Jane Sweeney/Robert Harding

Sub Location: Shrine of Hazrat Ali

City: Mazar-I-Sharif

Country: AFGHANISTAN

© Jane Sweeney

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The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province

The famous white pigeons, Shrine of Hazrat Ali, Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan, Asia

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© Jane Sweeney

Afgani Afghanistan Balkh Flying Hazrat Ali Islamic Mazar E Sharif Muslim Pigeon Shrine Soaring


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print captures the ethereal beauty of the famous white pigeons at the Shrine of Hazrat Ali in Mazar-I-Sharif, Balkh province, Afghanistan. Standing tall against a backdrop of stunning Islamic architecture, this sacred site is a testament to the rich cultural heritage and religious significance that permeates through every corner of this land. The image showcases these elegant creatures as they soar gracefully through the sky, their wings outstretched in perfect harmony with their surroundings. The vibrant colors and intricate details bring forth an air of contemporary mystique, inviting viewers to immerse themselves in the enchanting atmosphere. As symbols of peace and spirituality within Islam, these white pigeons hold great reverence among Muslims who visit this shrine from all corners of Asia. Their presence adds an element of serenity to this already awe-inspiring place of worship. Photographers Jane Sweeney and Robert Harding have masterfully captured not only the physical grandeur but also the spiritual essence that emanates from this remarkable landmark. Through their lens, we are transported to a world where time stands still and faith takes flight. This photograph serves as a reminder that amidst turmoil and conflict, there exists profound beauty waiting to be discovered. It beckons us to explore new horizons while embracing our shared humanity across cultures and religions.

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