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People walk across Red Square, with St. Basil's Cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow on December 22, 2015. The temperatures in the Russian capital reached today 6 C (42 F)

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People walk across Red Square, with St. Basil’s Cathedral seen in the background, in central Moscow on Tuesday. The temperatures in the Russian capital reached as low as 6 C (42 F)

Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258. It is thought that the foundation of the choir stretches back even further, with evidence of a song school in Salisbury as early as the 11th century.

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Choristers from the Salisbury Cathedral Choir practice ahead of the services that will be held in the cathedral marking Christmas Eve on Monday in Salisbury, England. Christmas has been celebrated in the cathedral for over 750 years since it was dedicated in 1258

St Paul's Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul's Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England. It is estimated that on the 23rd, 24th and 25th of December alone, more than 10,000 people will come through the doors of St Paul's for Christmas services

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St Paul’s Choristers prepare to sing during a rehearsal at St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday in London, England

The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral's ice rink which will be open until the 3rd of January

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The Boy Choristers of Winchester Cathedral Choir skate on the Cathedral’s ice rink on Tuesday

The Wider Image: Catholicism in Africa...A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia, November 3, 2015. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. The pontiff's trip to Africa, where an estimated 1 in 5 people is Catholic, takes in Kenya, Uganda and Central African Republic. His visit to that country is fraught with security concerns after months of clashes between Christians and Muslim gangs in which dozens of people have been killed.    REUTERS/Feisal

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A woman walks past a section of Mogadishu Cathedral that was built by Italian authorities, in Mogadishu, Somalia. The church was attacked during the 1989 civil war that saw its last Bishop, Salvatore Colombo, killed by armed insurgents while giving mass in the cathedral. Pope Francis makes his first pontifical visit later this month to Africa, where Catholicism has grown rapidly over the last few decades but now faces serious competition from Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, as well as Islam. 

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Two cyclists and their dog silhouette against the evening sky in Klein Guebs, a village close to Magdeburg, eastern Germany, as Magdeburg’s Cathedral can be seen in the background.

Pennsylvania State Police salute as they line the streets outside St. Peters' Cathedral in Scranton, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson is carried into the Cathedral for his funeral service...Pennsylvania State Police salute as they line the streets outside St. Peters' Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania September 18, 2014, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38 is carried into the Cathedral for his funeral service. The survivalist suspected of the ambush attack last week that killed Dickson and seriously wounded another is a member of a Cold War re-enactment group, state police said on Wednesday.

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Pennsylvania State Police salute as they line the streets outside St. Peters’ Cathedral in Scranton, Pennsylvania on Thursday, as the casket carrying slain Pennsylvania State Police Trooper Corporal Bryon Dickson, 38 is carried into the Cathedral for his funeral service

Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain poses on the Millennium Bridge with St Paul's Cathedral seen behind, in London, August 27, 2014. The British Grand Prix takes place at Silverstone on August 31.

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Honda MotoGP rider Marc Marquez of Spain poses on the Millennium Bridge with St Paul’s Cathedral seen behind, in London on Wednesday, ahead of the British Moto Grand Prix at Silverstone

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A Stone Mason works on stone work for the final stages of the East Tower at York Minster. The work is Europe’s largest conservation project, taking five years and costing £20m

Chichester Cathedral handout photo of a view inside the cathedral during their 2014 Festival of Flowers. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday May 29, 2014. Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected at Chichester Cathedral over the 2014 Festival of Flowers over the next few days. This biennial event welcomes visitors from all over the world who come to experience what has been called the  gold standard  of Flower Festivals.

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Fifty thousand flowers and thousands of visitors are expected at Chichester Cathedral over the 2014 Festival of Flowers over the next week

Most Rev Malcolm McMahon at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral as he is appointed ninth Archbishop of Liverpool, he will be installed as Archbishop on May 1st.

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Most Reverend Malcolm McMahon at Liverpool Metropolitan Cathedral after he is appointed ninth Archbishop of Liverpool. He will be installed as Archbishop on May 1.

The crescent moon rises behind two statues on the Milan's gothic cathedral known as the Duomo, in Milan, Italy, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013.

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The crescent moon rises behind two statues on Milan’s gothic cathedral known as the Duomo

The Choristers rehearse for Advent services and concerts at St Paul's Cathedral on December 9, 2013 in London, England.  Each year nearly two million people visit St Paul's Cathedral for services and concerts in the run up to Christmas.

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Choristers rehearse at St Paul’s Cathedral on Monday in London, UK. Each year about 2m people visit the cathedral for services and concerts in the run-up to Christmas.

Pope Francis delivers a speech during a ...Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on July 25, 2013. Pope Francis urged young Brazilians not to despair in the battle against corruption Thursday as he addressed their country's political problems in the wake of massive protests. The first Latin American and Jesuit pontiff arrived in Brazil mainly for the huge five-day Catholic gathering World Youth Day.   AFP PHOTO / NELSON ALMEIDANELSON ALMEIDA/AFP/Getty Images

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Pope Francis delivers a speech during a gathering with Argentine youths at the Cathedral of Rio de Janeiro, on Thursday.