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Tales Along the Nile 02 by MahmoudYakut Tales Along the Nile 02 by MahmoudYakut
Sudan 2013, my second submission from this series, again the same ceremony held every Friday evening in Omdurman, at the Hamad al-Neel cemetery - a vast, dun-colored cemetery in Omdurman - which is the headquarters of the al-Qadiriya order (Sufi group) in Sudan and was founded by sheikh Hamad al-Neel, who is buried at a nearby mosque.

The pounding beat gets louder as you walk to the edges of the circle and see what they were all watching: green, red and leopard-clothed mystics swirling and dancing in a hypnotic fashion in the middle of the circle which is the order’s rituals; dance, music and colorful attire, that combine African and Islamic heritage mixed in a very peculiar way.

You can check the rest of the series in my gallery folder mahmoudyakut.deviantart.com/ga...

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Orchideacae Featured By Owner Feb 3, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
divinity and sublime...
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Feb 4, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you 
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RezzanATAKOL Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Congrats!:clap:
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014  Student Digital Artist
Prithee, I wish for the Nile!!
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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:icongamewizard-2008:
gamewizard-2008 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Student Digital Artist
NO WAY!! ;D
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bluevelvetwings Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Student Traditional Artist

The guy with the glasses looks like the president of a school, lol.


This is a gorgeous picture, though~

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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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LimboTheLost Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Almost feels like the man walking by in leopard cloth and such is photo-bombing... XD
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Blue-Disciple Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
OVER-SATURATED.  A common mistake for a newbie Photoshop user.  But other than that, I like it.
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you.
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TraceofHatred Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
It's probably deliberate to capture the myriad of colours in their outfits - although I must agree - it appears a bit much. :')
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dogebutt Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
many congrats on dd

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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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batmantoo Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
Mabrouk ya Mahmoud 3ala el DD! :)
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
shukran Bassem :)
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Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014
This wonderful photo certainly does tell a story!  Congratulations on your DD! :clap:
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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robson666 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist
congratulations to the well deserved Daily Deviation Clap
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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shamylicious Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
its amaziinn i cant look away!
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you very much 
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lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Congrats on the DD! :dalove:
Have a nice day! :party:
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:iconmahmoudyakut:
MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you! 
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:iconlintu47:
lintu47 Featured By Owner Jan 23, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
My pleasure! :heart:
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starbg92 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
I don't get why the man with the glasses has the sword-looking thing on his back. lol
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MahmoudYakut Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
It is just part of the ritual and their tradition.
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starbg92 Featured By Owner Jul 6, 2013  Student Filmographer
Okay, though I have one doubt - why does it look like some kind of item used in European mythology TV dramas -_-?
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ZIMSTUFF Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2014
If you do a google search for 'african swords' you'll see some interesting stuff, well i found it interesting anyway
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piyushsood2312 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
That's an actual sword ;)
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:iconstarbg92:
starbg92 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Okay so the glass-wearing guy with the pretty costume is actually something more than some quietish-scholar.
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:iconpiyushsood2312:
piyushsood2312 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student General Artist
:D
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lilMizty Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Part of the costume, I'm guessing.
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:iconstarbg92:
starbg92 Featured By Owner Jul 5, 2013  Student Filmographer
Ohh is that so.
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