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A Maori pilgrim from New Zealand preparing to be baptized in the Jordan River in Israel. Photo by Gali Tibbon

A Maori pilgrim from New Zealand preparing to be baptized in the Jordan River in Israel. Photo by Gali Tibbon

A young Maori pilgrim from New Zeland prays as he is about to be fully immersed during a baptism ceremony in the waters of the Jordan River, many come to baptize and bathe in the river’s sacred water, which some believe has healing properties. Shot on an Eos 5D with an EF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM lens at focal length of 42mm. The exposure was 1/200sec at f/7.1, ISO 200.