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February 13, 2005

Whirling Dervish

Filed under: — Laurenz @ 6:49 pm

Whirling Dervish performs at a Christmas Dinner in Aswan
This whirling dervish was truly amazing - spinning forever his clothes being coloured wheels.
Here, I stopped his movement combining a fill flash with a relatively long exposure.
As to dervishes: this originated as a sort of Sufi-prayer in Turkey - but I guess such tourist performances do not really have a religious significance.
Still, a remarkable experience!
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