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Istanbul, Turkey - January 3, 2013: Worshippers washing themselves outside Suleiman's Mosque for the Muslim Ritual Purification (wudu)
Faucets and stools for the ritual ablution (Wudu) of worshippers outside Suleiman's Mosque
Wudu is the Islamic act of washing parts of the body using water.
Often translated as "partial ablution", it is required by Muslim in preparation for ritual prayers and for handling and reading the Qur'an.
At the entrance of all the mosques the worshippers find taps and stools for having the ritual purification.