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Dec. 18, 2013 Whirling dervishes perform at the Galata Mevlevihane (the Lodge of the Dervishes) in Istanbul. The dervishes are adepts of Sufism, a mystical form of Islam that preaches tolerance and a search for understanding. Those who whirl, like planets around the sun, turn dance into a form of prayer. Gurcan Ozturk/AFP/Getty Images Buy Photo