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Category:Travel and Places
Subcategory:Middle East
Subcategory Detail:Iraq
Keywords:Ezidi, Iraq, Iraqi, Kurdistan, Lalish, Leutheuser, Rob Leutheuser, Robert Leutheuser, Yezidi, northern Iraq
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Wednesday Night at the Shrine - near Xanke, northern Iraq

Wednesday Night at the Shrine - near Xanke, northern Iraq

Every Yezidi shrine is tended to by a mejewar (keeper) family. In addition to common upkeep, the family is responsible for the lighting of oil-soaked cotton wicks on Wednesday nights.