Head of dancing dervish, Istanbul, Turkey

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ISTANBUL, TURKEY - MARCH 09, 2008: Head of dancing dervish, Istanbul, Turkey. Dervish or darvesh is someone guiding a Sufi Muslim ascetic down a path or "Tariqah", known for their extreme poverty and austerity. His focus is on the universal values of love and service, deserting the illusions of ego to reach God. In most Sufi orders, a dervish is known to practice dhikr through physical exertions or religious practices to attain the ecstatic trance to reach Allah. Their most common practice is Sa

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