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An Egyptian Sufi Moulid photo wins UNESCO's #Unite4Heritage contest
Egyptian Moulid
Apr
27

A photo from a tradition Egyptian spritual celebration won UNESCO's #Unite4Heritage "Photo and Story" contest.

The winning photo was captured by Egyptian photographer Mohamed Abdel Gawad during the Fatimah Al-Nabawiya Moulid in Old Cairo.

The Moulid commemorates the life of one of the descendants of the prophet Mohammad.

The photo captures a moment with an old lady dancing to tunes played by a Sufi band.

The #Unite4Heritage "Photo and Story" contest was first held in 2015 attracting over ten thousands entries from all over the world.

Contesters were invited to post "their most inspiring photos of cultural heritage and explain why they matter to them," on Facebook and Instagram.

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