Delegates gathered at the 11th International Baha'i Convention shared insights and experiences from their own countries.
A group photograph of the 11th International Baha'i Convention. The bouquet of red roses in the foreground noted the absence of delegates from Iran.
Prior to the opening of the 11th International Baha'i Convention, delegates had the opportunity to visit the Faith's holy places in Haifa and Acre. Here, representatives of National Spiritual Assemblies descend the garden terraces beneath the Shrine of the Bab.
Delegates approach the Shrine of Baha'u'llah at Bahji, near Acre. Here they prayerfully reflected on their responsibilities during the forthcoming election of the Universal House of Justice.
In the foyer of the Convention Centre in Haifa, visitors viewed an exhibition highlighting activities of Baha'i communities in diverse parts of the world.
On the day of the election of the Universal House of Justice, 29 April 2013, head chief teller Karen McKye of Canada reminded the delegates of the election procedure.
After filling out their ballots, delegates arrived at the stage in country groups to deposit their votes in a simple wooden box.
The International Baha'i Convention program included two holy day observances at the Shrine of Baha'u'llah. The commemorations marked the sacred occasion of Ridvan, the holiest period in the Baha'i calendar.
Delegates attending the commemoration of the ninth day of Ridvan at the Shrine of Baha'u'llah, Acre.
Representatives of National Spiritual Assemblies pray in the gardens outside of the Shrine of Baha'u'llah near Acre.
Delegates to the 11th International Baha'i Convention read a message from the Universal House of Justice reviewing recent Baha'i activities and setting out a vision for future developments.
A delegate speaks at the 11th International Baha'i Convention.
Delegates to the 11th International Baha'i Convention take their place in the queue to share their insights and experiences.
A delegate listens intently to the deliberations at the 11th International Baha'i Convention.
One National Spiritual Assembly representative shares thoughts with his fellow delegates at the 11th International Baha'i Convention.
The consultative sessions were punctuated with vibrant musical presentations from various countries, including one dedicated to the Baha'is of Iran.
A delegate offers a song during a musical interlude at the 11th International Baha'i Convention.