SERBIA, Gjakova : A Kosovo dervish, adept of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding, pierces himself as he takes part in a ceremony marking Newruz in the town’s prayer room of Gjakova on March 21, 2014. The Kosovo dervish community carries on centuries-old mystical practices, such as self-piercing with needles and knives as a way to earn salvation. AFP PHOTO /ARMEND NIMANI
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SERBIA, Gjakova : A Kosovo dervish, adept of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding, pierces himself as he takes part in a ceremony marking Newruz in the town’s prayer room of Gjakova on March 21, 2014. The Kosovo dervish community carries on centuries-old mystical practices, such as self-piercing with needles and knives as a way to earn salvation. AFP PHOTO /ARMEND NIMANI

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