Families visit the shrine of Hazrat Ali, or the Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on May 11, 2012. The historical mosque attracts thousands of pilgrims each year. (Kuni Takahashi, Japan, ... more 
Families visit the shrine of Hazrat Ali, or the Blue Mosque, in Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan on May 11, 2012. The historical mosque attracts thousands of pilgrims each year. (Kuni Takahashi, Japan, Finalist, Lifestyle, Professional Competition, 2013 Sony World Photography Awards)

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