Separation: Shiite refugees praying without prayer mats

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Image on right: Separation: Shiite refugees (right side of the blue cloth) praying without prayer mats

Moved again a further one hundred miles away from their abandoned homes, men from Sampang were forced to pray in segregation from the jamah on Eid at a mosque in Sidoarjo, East Java (pictured praying on the right hand side of the barrier). They were initially denied entry on the basis that they were not considered Muslim.