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People take part in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on June 19, 2014. Ukraine's new Western-backed president announced plans on JUne 18 to order a unilateral ceasefire in the separatist east that could help end a bloody pro-Russian insurgency and avert his ex-Soviet country's breakup.

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People take part in a mass prayer for peace in downtown Kiev on Thursday

A Tibetan monk stands in the middle of a square at a Tibetan Buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet Autonomous Region.

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A monk at a Tibetan buddhism school of the Tsurphu Monastery in Doilungdeqen county, Tibet.

US President Barack Obama attends the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, DC, on February 6, 2014.

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US President Barack Obama endorses the National Day of Prayer by attending the celebratory breakfast in Washington, DC, on Thursday

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.

TOPSHOTS Indian school children hold candles as they payi tribute to school children that died from food poisoning in Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on July 18, 2013. Thousands of schoolchildren were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said. AFP PHOTO/ NARINDER NANUNARINDER NANU/AFP/Getty Images

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Youngsters hold candles as they pay tribute to children who died from food poisoning in India‘s Saran district of Bihar state, at a government school in Amritsar on Thursday. Thousands of youngsters were refusing free meals in poverty-stricken eastern India after 22 children died from eating lunch apparently contaminated with insecticide, officials said Read more

A Muslim woman prays after iftar meal on first day of Ramadan in India at Jama Masjid in Delhi...A Muslim woman prays after her iftar (breaking fast) meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in India at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Muslim woman prays after her meal on the first day of the holy month of Ramadan in India at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi on Thursday. Read more

A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers during the month-long fasting in the holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu...A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers during the month-long fasting in the holy month of Ramadan in Kathmandu July 11, 2013. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

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A Nepalese Muslim offers prayers in Kathmandu on Thursday during Ramadan, when Muslims across the world fast for a month. Read more

A child is seen near members of the Muslim community attending midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque in Strasbourg

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A child attends midday prayers at Strasbourg Grand Mosque on the first day of Ramadan on Tuesday. The Grand Mosque of Paris has fixed the first day of Ramadan as Wednesday, splitting from the French Council of Muslim Religion, which determined it would begin on Tuesday.

Focus Continues To Surround The Hospital Where Nelson Mandela's Condition Is Said To Be Critical...PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA - JULY 01:  A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection on June 30, 2013 in Pretoria, South Africa. Nelson Mandela's ex-wife Winnie Madikizela-Mandela recently said that the Nobel peace prize laureate's condition has shown 'great improvement' but he is still critically ill.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A man prays for Nelson Mandela outside the Mediclinic Heart Hospital where he is being treated for a lung infection in Pretoria, South Africa.