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In Pics: ‘Banja’ Celebrations In Iraq’s Bagdad

‘Banja’ or creation feast celebrations were held by Iraqi Sabaean Mandeans, who view John the Baptist as its central prophet and submerge themselves in the Tigris during an annual five-day ritual.

Iraq Sabaean Mandeans
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‘Banja’ or creation feast celebrations were held by Iraqi Sabaean Mandeans, who view John the Baptist as its central prophet and submerge themselves in the Tigris during an annual five-day ritual.

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