In a Turkish Trance
Whirling dervishes perform a Sema ceremony at the Mevlana Cultural Center - built to honor Islamic religious leader Mevlâna Jelaleddin Rumî - in Konya, Turkey. The Sufi ceremony in Konya features Mevlevi Dervishes in long white robes spinning for up to 15 minutes to the rhythm of traditional Turkish musical instruments.
The annual whirling dervish festival at the Mevlana Cultural Center will take place Dec. 10-17.
Husniddin Ato is a freelance photographer based in Uzbekistan.