Tellaks,

Tellaks, attendants who massage and bathe customers of a Turkish bath, wait for customers at the historical Galatasaray hamam in Istanbul September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Palestinians

Palestinians lie on the heated ground before bathing at Hamam Alshefa, the traditional Turkish bath in the West Bank city of Nablus August 2, 2009. REUTERS/Abed Omar Qusini

ndian

ndian tourist Vaishnav Krishnan takes a Turkish bath at the historical Galatasaray hamam in Istanbul September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

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A Dutch tourist rests before a Turkish bath at the historical Galatasaray hamam in Istanbul September 16, 2009. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Visitors

Visitors refresh themselves with cold water at the Sultan Hamam Turkish bath in Berlin August 6, 2007. Visitors to the hamam can use the steambath, bio-sauna, receive massages, bio-beauty treatments and relax in the lounge. REUTERS/Fabrizio Bensch

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A Palestinian man inside the Hamam Samra Turkish bath in Gaza City August 20, 2004. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah

Lebanese

Lebanese men smoke waterpipes at the Bab al-Hara Hamam (Turkish bath) after having a steambath, in Beirut September 17, 2008. REUTERS/Khalil Hassan