Religion

Indonesian Muslims Prepare To Return Home For Eid Al-Fitr Celebrations...JEMBRANA, INDONESIA - JULY 24:  Indonesian riders on their motorbikes queue to board a ferry at Gilimanuk Port on July 24, 2014 in Jembrana, Indonesia.  In the days ahead of the Eid al Fitr holiday, millions of Indonesians working in Bali return to their hometowns to celebrate the holiday with family.  (Photo by Agung Parameswara/Getty Images)

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Would-be revellers queue to board a ferry at Gilimanuk Port in Jembrana, Indonesia. In the days ahead of the Eid al Fitr, millions of people working in Bali return to their home towns to celebrate the end of Ramadan holiday with family. Read more

udanese Christian Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag (R) is assisted by Italian Deputy Foreign Minister Lapo Pistelli (L) as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin, at the Ciampino airport in Rome on July 24, 2014.  Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag who was sentenced to death for renouncing Islam, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum, arrived today in Italy with her family en route to the United States. AFP PHOTO /STRINGERSTR/AFP/Getty Images

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Meriam Yahia Ibrahim Ishag from Sudan is assisted by Lapo Pistelli, Italian deputy foreign minister, as she arrives with her children Maya and Martin at the Ciampino airport in Rome on Thursday. She was sentenced to death in Sudan for renouncing Islam and converting to Christianity, then acquitted after intense international pressure on Khartoum. She will reside in the US. Read more

Iranian women recite verses of the Quran, Islam's holy book, during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran and Bidgol, some 140 miles (225 kilometers) south of the capital Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 11, 2014. Ramadan is a Muslim holy month of fasting during which Muslims abstain from food, drink and other pleasures from sunrise to sunset. For believers, Ramadan is meant to be a time of reflection and worship, remembering the hardships of others and being charitable. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)

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Iranian women recite verses of the Koran, Islam’s holy book, during the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan at the shrine of Saint Mohammad Helal Ibn Ali in the city of Aran va Bidgol

A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington June 30, 2014. The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that business owners can object on religious grounds to a provision of U.S. President Barack Obama's healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control.

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A protester dressed as a copy of the Bible joins groups demonstrating outside the US Supreme Court in Washington. The court on Monday ruled that business owners could object on religious grounds to a provision of President Barack Obama’s healthcare law that requires closely held companies to provide health insurance that covers birth control

A Sadhu or a Hindu holy man offers milk to the waters of holy river Ganga as part of his morning prayers in the northern Indian city of Allahabad June 26, 2014.

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A Sadhu Hindu holy man offers milk at the waters of the holy river Ganga as part of his morning prayers in the northern Indian city of Allahabad

TOPSHOTS A Palestinian woman prays at th...TOPSHOTS A Palestinian woman prays at the entrance of her house in Gaza City on June 16, 2014.   AFP PHOTO/MOHAMMED ABEDMOHAMMED ABED/AFP/Getty Images

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A Palestinian woman prays at the entrance of her house in Gaza City Read more

Kashmiri Muslims pray as a head priest, unseen, displays a holy relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, on Mehraj-u-Alam at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, May 27, 2014. Thousands of devotees thronged the Hazratbal shrine during Mehraj-u-Alam, believed to mark the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven.

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Kashmiri Muslims pray as a head priest, unseen, displays a relic believed to be the hair from the beard of Prophet Mohammed, at the Hazratbal Shrine on the outskirts of Srinagar, India. Thousands of devotees thronged the shrine during Mehraj-u-Alam celebrations that mark the ascension of Mohammed to heaven Read more

Worshippers attend the Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator annual

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Worshippers attend the Day of the Spiritual Indoctrinator celebrations at the Vale do Amanhecer (Valley of the Dawn) community in the Planaltina neighbourhood of Brasilia. The annual event is part of a Christian spiritualistic doctrine founded by a visionary known as Tia Neiva (Aunt Neiva) in 1958 in Brazil’s federal district.

Sculptures of angels by artist Alfredo Ceschiatti hang inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil. The cathedral was esigned by Brazil's late architect Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970

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Sculptures of angels by artist Alfredo Ceschiatti hang inside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Brasilia, Brazil. The cathedral was designed by Brazil’s late architect Oscar Niemeyer, and inaugurated in 1970

Nuns stand at St. Peter's square at the ...Nuns stand at St. Peter's square at the Vatican at the end of the Pope's weekly general audience on April 2, 2014.     AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYSGABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images

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Nuns seem happy and animated at the end of the Pope’s weekly audience in St Peter’s square at the Vatican on Wednesday Read more