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A group of youths read Koran as they wait to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan inside Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia June 9, 2016.

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A group of youths read Koran as they wait to break the fast during the holy month of Ramadan inside Istiqlal mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India, June 9, 2016. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man walks on the banks of the river Ganges during a dust storm in Allahabad, India

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man applies ashes on his body after taking a dip in the waters of Shipra river at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain

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A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man applies ashes on his body after taking a dip in the waters of Shipra river during the second ‘Shahi Snan’ (grand bath) at the Simhastha Kumbh Mela in Ujjain, India

A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy ba...A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy bath as they mark the Mother's Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu on May 6, 2016.  Nepalese Hindu devotees come from across the country to bathe, offer prayers and leave offerings at the Matathirtha Temple during the event, which honours mothers who have passed away.  / AFP PHOTO / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee takes a holy bath as they mark the Mother’s Day Festival at Matathirtha on the outskirts of Kathmandu

TOPSHOT - A Sadhu (Hindu holy man), smok...TOPSHOT - A Sadhu (Hindu holy man), smokes a chillum, a traditional clay pipe, as a holy offering to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of creation and destruction near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu on March 6, 2016, on the eve of the Hindu festival Maha Shivaratri. Hindus mark the Maha Shivratri festival by offering special prayers and fasting.  / AFP / PRAKASH MATHEMAPRAKASH MATHEMA/AFP/Getty Images

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A Sadhu smokes a chillum, a traditional clay pipe, as a holy offering to Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of creation and destruction near the Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu 

A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census 

An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday, Jan. 15, 2016. Makar Sankranti marks the beginning of the sun's northward movement according to the solar calendar and considered to be auspicious.

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An Indian Hindu devotee arrives early morning at the banks of Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati River, during the Makar Sankranti festival in Allahabad, India, Friday

A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi...A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi July 14, 2015. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee        TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A Muslim man rests as he waits to offer evening prayers and to break his fast during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi

A Muslim man calls for the evening prayer after having his iftar meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi

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A Muslim man calls for the evening prayer after having his iftar (breaking of fast) meal during the holy month of Ramadan at the ruins of the Feroz Shah Kotla mosque in New Delhi, India.

An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the ...An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on June 1, 2015.

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An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday

A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

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A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday

TOPSHOTS An Indian Sikh devotee takes a ...TOPSHOTS An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarover (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on November 6, 2014. Devotees are visiting Sikhism's holiest shrine to mark the 545th birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. AFP PHOTO/NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a dip in the holy sarovar (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Devotees are visiting Sikhism’s holiest shrine to mark the 545th birthday of Sri Guru Nanak Dev, the founder of the religion of Sikhism and the first of ten Sikh Gurus. 

A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India, Wednesday, July 30, 2014. (AP Photo/ Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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A man brushes his teeth as another reads a newspaper while a Hindu holy man sips tea in the morning in front of a closed shop in Allahabad, India

Iraqi Shias clean the grave of a relative at one of the world's biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on July 29, 2014, during the Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan.

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Iraqi Shias clean the grave of a relative at one of the world’s biggest cemeteries in the holy city of Najaf, on Tuesday in Iraq

Hindu priests wait for devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the annual traditional fair called "Magh Mela" in Allahabad, India,Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014. Hundreds of thousands of devout Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela. The signboard reads: "Muddy ground ahead, do not go ahead."

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Hindu priests wait for devotees at Sangam, the confluence of the Hindu holy rivers of Ganges, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati, during the annual traditional fair called “Magh Mela” in Allahabad, India.

An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem's old city, Monday, Nov. 4, 2013. Jewish women from the group known as "Women of the Wall," convenes monthly prayer services at the Western Wall, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.

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An Orthodox Jewish woman reads from a holy book as she prays at the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray in Jerusalem‘s old city. A group known as Women of the Wall convene monthly for prayers, wearing prayer shawls and performing rituals that ultra-Orthodox Jews believe only men are allowed to do.

Algerian Muslim pilgrims take pictures on a rocky hill called the Mountain of Mercy, on the Plain of Arafat near the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia, Monday, Oct. 14, 2013. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

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Algerian Muslim pilgrims in Mecca for the hajj take pictures on the Mountain of Mercy, near the Saudi Arabian holy city. The hajj, a central pillar of Islam and one that able-bodied Muslims must make once in their lives, is a four-day spiritual cleansing based on centuries of interpretation of the traditions of Prophet Muhammad. 

In this Monday, Sept. 2, 2013 photo, a Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, and a dog rest in an alleyway in Varanasi, India. Narrow alleyways, known as gullies, leading to the banks of the Ganges River make up a large part of the city, sacred to Hindus and one of the oldest living cities in the world.

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A Sadhu and a dog rest in an alleyway in Varanasi, India. Narrow alleyways, known as gullies, leading to the banks of the Ganges River make up a large part of the city, sacred to Hindus and one of the oldest living cities in the world. 

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva as shadows of two men are cast onto a closed shutter of a shop, on  Shravan Somwar  in Allahabad, India, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B'Av at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City

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An Israeli soldier sleeps as ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths pray on Tisha B’Av at the Western Wall, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on Tuesday