Finding comfort in prayer

The father, the son and the afternoon nap.

By Erin Wigger
Published August 16, 2000 7:36PM (EDT)

I was working in Hebron, in the West Bank, during Ramadan. I climbed a 10-foot-high concrete barrier to get away from all the other photographers. I was up there for an hour, waiting for prayers to start. The little boy was fidgety from the beginning. His father kept trying to show him how to pray. Once the prayers started he just collapsed on his father's back.

Erin Wigger

Erin Wigger is a photojournalism student at Rochester Institute of Technology. She interned at the Associated Press in 1997, when this photograph was taken.

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