Kosovo dervishes, followers of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding, take part in a ceremony marking Nowruz in the prayer room in the town of Gjakova... more 
Kosovo dervishes, followers of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding, take part in a ceremony marking Nowruz in the prayer room in the town of Gjakova on Thursday, March 21, 2013. The Kosovo dervish community carries on centuries-old mystical practices, such as self-piercing with needles and knives as a way to earn salvation and find the path to God. ( AP Photo / Visar Kryeziu ) less 
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Fri, Mar 22, 2013 12:30 PM EDT