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Photo: Friday Prayers in Dushanbe

The number of Muslim worshipers in Tajikistan is clearly growing. Here, scores of men who could not fit inside Dushanbe's main Haji Yacoub Mosque during Friday prayers brave 104-degree Fahrenheit heat (40 C) in the courtyard. The mosque rolls out "collective" prayer mats to accommodate them. 

David Trilling is EurasiaNet's Central Asia editor.

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Photo: Friday Prayers in Dushanbe

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