Baptism at Jebl al-Tier

From the album Modern Miracles

Women line up their babies to be baptized at the Gebel al-Tier moulid. Many families visit the moulid to pray for children and return the next year with a child of their own. The room for baptism has so many babies that they are done in batches on an assembly line: One priest takes the oaths, another priest dunks in the water, and the last priest blesses with oil.