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Samaritans pray on top of Mount Gerizim near the northern West Bank city of Nablus on Tuesday during Sukkot (Tabernacles) celebrations. The Samaritans are a community of a few hundred people living in Israel and in the Nablus area, who trace their lineage to the ancient Israelites Moses led out of Egypt
A Hindu Nepalese woman participates in early morning prayer at the earthquake damaged Lord Hanuman Temple, which is supported by iron rod and wood beams, in Basantapur Darabar Square area, Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. Six months after devastating twin earthquakes struck Nepal, thousands of people are still struggling in temporary shelters and dire conditions
Indian Muslims offer prayers to mark Eid al-Adha at Bara Imambara in Lucknow, India, Friday
An Iranian man performs Eid al-Adha prayers at Tehran University on September 24, 2015. Eid al-Adha (the Festival of Sacrifice) is celebrated throughout the Muslim world as a commemoration of Abraham’s willingness to sacrifice his son for God, and cows, camels, goats and sheep are traditionally slaughtered on the holiest day.
Muslim pilgrims pray on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual hajj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca on Wednesday
Jordanian riot policemen stand guard during a protest following the Friday prayers in Amman, Jordan on Friday. Several thousand people marched in solidarity with Palestinians who clashed with Israeli security forces around the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam’s third holiest site, in Jerusalem for several consecutive days
Muslim students pray for rain to put out the fires which enveloped the region at Palembang 1 senior high school in Palembang, South Sumatra, Indonesia, on Thursday
Pakistani Muslims attend Friday prayers during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at a mosque in Lahore, Pakistan
An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday
Jewish men pray at the Western Wall as snow falls in the old city of Jerusalem on Friday. People in Jerusalem woke up to around 25 centimetres of snow after the second major blizzard of winter swept across the hilltop Holy City
Rebel fighters pray beside the al-Sayyad hill bordering the town of Morek in the northern countryside of Hama in Syria
Palestinian boys attend Friday prayers as they sit at the remains of a house that witnesses said was destroyed by Israeli shelling during a 50-day war last summer, in the Shejaia neighbourhood east of Gaza City
Palestinians pictured through a gate as they perform Friday prayers at the Rafah border crossing between Egypt and southern Gaza Strip to demand that Egyptian authorities open the crossing
Schoolchildren in New Delhi, India, observe a two-minute silence on Wednesday to pray for the victims killed in the attack at an army run school in Peshawar, Pakistan
An Orthodox man prays at the Western Wall in the Old City in Jerusalem, Israel, on Tuesday.
Men wash before prayers at the fishing port of Conakry, Guinea’s capital. Last March, the World Health Organisation with support from Unicef and Doctors Without Borders vaccinated some 200,000 fishermen against cholera on islands north of Conakry
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. 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