Followers of the ancient Sabaean Mandean religious sect pray at their place of worship along the banks of the Tigris river during a celebration marking "Banja" or Creation Feast in central Baghdad, ... more 
Followers of the ancient Sabaean Mandean religious sect pray at their place of worship along the banks of the Tigris river during a celebration marking "Banja" or Creation Feast in central Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, March 16, 2014. Iraqi Sabaean Mandeans view the Bible's John the Baptist as savior and submerge themselves in the Tigris in an annual five-day ritual. (AP Photo/Khalid Mohammed) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Khalid Mohammed
Sun, Mar 16, 2014 8:12 AM EDT