[Baghdad, May 21. Image via Getty]

An Iraqi girl dressed in five pieces of fine white cloth, joins others of the Sabean religion during a cleansing ritual along the banks of the Tigris River in Baghdad on May 21, 2009. This ancient religion follows the teachings of St. John the Baptist with moving water a focal point to all their rituals. Also known as Mandeans they consider the prophet Abraham as one of the founders of their faith. AFP PHOTO / AHMAD AL-RUBAYE (Photo credit should read AHMAD AL-RUBAYE/AFP/Getty Images)