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Early morning before pre-dawn prayer outside the Wangjia Hutong Women's Mosque in Kaifeng, Henan province, China. The mosques began as Quranic schools for girls in the late 17th century. They were the only places girls could receive an education; now, they also serve as community centers.
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CHINA RELIGION: FEMALE IMAMS
Early morning before pre-dawn prayer outside the Wangjia Hutong Women's Mosque in Kaifeng, Henan province, China. The mosques began as Quranic schools for girls in the late 17th century. They were the only places girls could receive an education; now, they also serve as community centers.