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Muslim pilgrims walk after Friday prayers at the Grand mosque in Mecca September

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Muslim pilgrims walk after Friday prayers at the Grand mosque in Mecca

A river police patrol pulls out men who swam in the icy water of the river Sava in Belgrade, Serbia, Monday, Jan. 18, 2016. Serbian Orthodox Church followers plunged into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark the upcoming Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. Water that is blessed by a cleric on Epiphany is considered holy and pure until next year's celebration, and is believed to have special powers of protection and healing. (AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic)

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Britain’s Prime Minister David Cameron speaks with imam Qari Asim, and Shabana Muneer, a member of the mosque’s women’s group, as he visits the Makkah Masjid Mosque in Leeds 

A Muslims man writes out verses from the Koran on a wooden tablet to be used at a local Madrassa while sitting at a camp for displaced persons hosted at the Central Mosque in Bangui on Thursday

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A Muslims man writes out verses from the Koran on a wooden tablet to be used at a local Madrassa while sitting at a camp for displaced persons hosted at the Central Mosque in Bangui on Thursday

Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron...Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron September 29, 2015. Israeli police and Palestinians clashed on Sunday at Jerusalem's al-Aqsa mosque compound, where violence in recent weeks has raised international concern.

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Palestinian protesters throw stones at Israeli troops during clashes over tension in Jerusalem’s al-Aqsa mosque, in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron on Tuesday

Turkish tourists are seen trying to take shelter during clashes between Palestinians protesters and Israeli police near the entrance of al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Monday. New clashes broke out between Palestinians and Israeli police who stormed Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound, as an expected increase in Jewish visitors to the site over the Sukkot holiday boosted tensions.

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Turkish tourists are seen trying to take shelter during clashes between Palestinians protesters and Israeli police near the entrance of al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Monday

An Indonesian man stands next to a mosque in the village of Tiga Serangkai in Karo, North Sumatra on Wednesday, as mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in the distance. Sinabung is one of 129 active volcanoes in Indonesia, which sits on the Pacific Ring of Fire, a belt of seismic activity running around the basin of the Pacific Ocean

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An Indonesian man stands next to a mosque in the village of Tiga Serangkai in Karo, North Sumatra on Wednesday, as mount Sinabung spews volcanic ash in the distance

An Interior Ministry member stands guard near the Moscow Grand Mosque before an opening ceremony in Moscow

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An Interior Ministry member stands guard near the Moscow Grand Mosque before an opening ceremony in Moscow, Russia, on Wednesday. The new mosque, which was erected on the site of the city’s original mosque built in 1904 and which has been under reconstruction since 2005, will be able to accommodate up to 10,000 people simultaneously, according to local media.

Palestinian women from the so-called Murrabit group raise copies of the Koran, Islam's holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on September 22, 2015. Israel said thousands of police would be deployed in Jerusalem ahead of the Yom Kippur and Eid al-Adha holidays after three days of clashes rocked the Al-Aqsa mosque compound.

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Palestinian women from the so-called Murrabit group raise copies of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, and shout slogans in front of Israeli security forces during a protest against Jewish groups visiting the Al-Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalems old city on Tuesday

Palestinians scuffle with Israeli riot police

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Palestinians clashed with Israeli police at Al-Aqsa mosque compound on Monday,
hours before the start of the Jewish New Year.

Iraqi men mourn outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday during the funeral of Shia victims of this morning's truck bombing in Baghdad's northern suburb of Sadr City

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Iraqi men mourn outside a mosque in the holy city of Najaf on Thursday during the funeral of Shia victims of this morning’s truck bombing in Baghdad’s northern suburb of Sadr City

Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore . Islam's holy month of Ramadan is celebrated by Muslims worldwide marked by fasting, abstaining from foods, sex and smoking from dawn to dusk for soul cleansing and strengthening the spiritual bond between them and the Almighty

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Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan

Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad on Thursday, Islam's holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon, will begin on June 18 in Afghanistan. Muslims all over the world fast from dawn until dusk and dates are usually eaten to break the fast

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Afghan children study the Koran during first day of the month of Ramadan at a mosque in Jalalabad on Thursday, Islam’s holy month of Ramadan, which is calculated on the sighting of the new moon

A woman walks through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Abu Dhabi's Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque was built between 1996 and 2007 and features eighty-two domes. Greek and Italian white marble covers the exterior, with Islamic calligraphy decorating the inside. The Mosque is named after the founder and first President of the Unite Arab Emirates, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

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A woman walks through the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. The mosque was built between 1996 and 2007 and features 82 domes.

A Palestinian boy stands outside a mosque, that witnesses said was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip, November 25, 2014.

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A Palestinian boy stands outside a mosque, that was damaged by Israeli shelling during the most recent conflict between Israel and Hamas, on a winter day in Beit Hanoun town, northern Gaza Strip

Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock mosque at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 21, 2014. Tens of thousands of Muslims prayed at Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque Friday, after Israeli eased age restrictions on entry for a second straight week despite high tension after a wave of violence.

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Palestinian women pray outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound following Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem

Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers  in the Old City of Jerusalem on November 14, 2014. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound.

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Palestinian worshippers walk outside the Dome of the Rock at the Al-Aqsa mosque compound after Friday prayers in the Old City of Jerusalem. Israel eased restrictions at Jerusalem’s Al-Aqsa mosque after US Secretary of State John Kerry announced agreement on steps to reduce tensions at the flashpoint compound

Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah, Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. An attack against a mosque in a West Bank village early on Wednesday ignited a fire that destroyed its first floor, the village's mayor said, blaming Jewish settlers for the attack.

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Palestinians inspect damages of a mosque following an attack in the West Bank village of Mughayer, north of Ramallah on Wednesday

The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Jerusalem Old City is seen through barbed wire on November 10, 2014. The ongoing tension over Jerusalem's flashpoint Al-Aqsa mosque compound is inflicting a "stab wound" on the peace treaty between Jordan and Israel, Prime Minister Abdullah Nsur said.

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The Muslim holy site of the Dome of the Rock on the Al Aqsa mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem.

A Syrian Kurdish child sits in the yard of a mosque where refugees have taken shelter in the Turkish town of Suruc in the Sanliurfa province on October 15, 2014. US-led aircraft will continue bombing near the Syrian town of Ain al-Arab (Kobane) and in western Iraq, President Barack Obama said after talks with military leaders from an international coalition fighting the Islamic State group.

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A Syrian Kurdish child sits in the yard of a mosque where refugees have taken shelter in the Turkish town of Suruc, Sanliurfa province, on Wednesday

Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam's third most holy site, on October 13, 2014, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles, Israeli police said. The Al-Aqsa Mosque compound is the scene of frequent clashes between Israeli security forces and Palestinian youths, who object to what they see as an attempted Jewish and Israeli takeover of the site that is administered by Jordanian and Palestinian Muslim authorities.

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Palestinians are blocked by Israel security forces from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, Islam’s third most holy site, on Monday, following clashes from the last week by Palestinians protesting against Jews visiting the flash point holy site during the week-long Jewish holiday of Sukkot, or Feast of Tabernacles