The following images are of the Philippine country side. On the island of Luzon, just a couple hours drive south of the capital city of Manila. Most photos were taken in the towns of Tagaytay or Tuy, in the city of Batangas.
This past Memorial Day convened the long awaited, Reviving the Islamic Spirit conference in Long Beach, Calif. RIS is touted as the most well regarded and well attended Islamic conference in North America, with nearly 10,000 in attendance this year.
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