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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

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Devotees immerse an idol of the Hindu god Ganesh, the deity of prosperity, into the Sabarmati river on the last day of the ten-day-long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Ahmedabad, India

 Muslims Israeli-Arabs play at the beach in Tel Aviv during the three day Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Muslim holiday on September 14, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / MENAHEM KAHANAMENAHEM KAHANA/AFP/Getty Images

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Muslims Israeli-Arabs play at the beach in Tel-Aviv during the three day Eid al-Adha (Feast of the Sacrifice) Muslim holiday 

Pakistani children buy balloons to celebrate the Eid al Adha in Karachi, Pakistan, Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2016. Pakistani Muslims are celebrating the Eid al-Adha, or the Feast of the Sacrifice, on Tuesday to mark the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim -- Abraham to Christians and Jews -- to sacrifice his son. During the holiday Muslims slaughter sheep and cattle, distribute part of the meat to the poor and eat the rest. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

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Pakistani children buy balloons to celebrate the Eid al Adha in Karachi, Pakistan 

A school boy cries following a bomb blast targeting a Christian colony in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial capital of Peshawar, Pakistan, 02 September 2016. According to media reports, four suicide bombers were shot dead by security forces after they targeted a Christian neighborhood near Peshawar, one person was killed in this incident. In another incident a suicide bomber has targeted a court in Mardan, where 11 people were killed and 30 other were wounded.  EPA/BILAWAL ARBAB  EPA/BILAWAL ARBAB

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A school boy cries following a bomb blast targeting a Christian colony in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provincial capital of Peshawar, Pakistan

A person dressed as in movie costume walks near Saint Rose's Church during celebrations of the anniversary of Santa Rosa de Lima, patroness of Latin America and the Philippines, in Lima

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A person dressed as in movie costume walks near Saint Rose’s Church during celebrations of the anniversary of Santa Rosa de Lima (Saint Rose of Lima), patroness of Latin America and the Philippines, in Lima, Peru.

Indian Hindus devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a 'human pyramid' during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

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Indian Hindu devotees are showered with water while taking a pledge before forming a ‘human pyramid’ during the dahi handi (curd pot) celebrations of Janmashtami, which mark the birth of Hindu god Lord Krishna, in Mumbai, India

An Indian priest dances as he carries a sacrificial goat during the Deodhani Festival at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

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An Indian priest dances as he carries a sacrificial goat during the Deodhani Festival at the Kamakhya Temple in Guwahati

Divers and fishermen carry the image of the Virgin of Palm as a girl touch it at El Rinconcillo beach during the yearly Virgin of Palm maritime pilgrimage on August 15, 2016 in Algeciras, Spain. The Our Lady of Palm maritime pilgrimage in Algeciras dates back to 1975 and takes place annually when fishermen rescue the submerged virgin from the deep sea. Worshippers amid thousands of visitors await its arrival at the Rinconcillo beach. The devotion for the Virgin of Palm comes from the seventeenth century when a ship coming from Italy docked at Algeciras port to wait out bad weather.

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Divers and fishermen carry the image of the Virgin of Palm as a girl touch it at El Rinconcillo beach during the yearly Virgin of Palm maritime pilgrimage 2016 in Algeciras, Spain.

Indian workers take a nap near idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha at a roadside workshop in New Delhi on August 8, 2016.

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Indian workers take a nap near idols of the elephant-headed Hindu god Lord Ganesha at a roadside workshop in New Delhi 

A religious officer canes an Acehnese youth onstage as punishment for dating outside of marriage, which is against sharia law, outside a mosque in Banda Aceh on August 1, 2016. The strictly Muslim province, Aceh has become increasingly conservative in recent years and is the only one in Indonesia implementing Sharia law. / AFP PHOTO / CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINCHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP/Getty Images

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A religious officer canes an Acehnese youth onstage as punishment for dating outside of marriage, which is against sharia law, outside a mosque in Banda Aceh. The strictly Muslim province, Aceh has become increasingly conservative in recent years and is the only one in Indonesia implementing Sharia law 

A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia

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A baby is baptised during a mass baptism ceremony at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi, Georgia

An Indian Muslim boy offers Eid al-Fitr prayers with others in Mumbai, India, Thursday, July 7, 2016. Eid al-Fitr marks the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/ Rajanish Kakade )

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An Indian Muslim boy offers Eid al-Fitr prayers with others in Mumbai, India

Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan on July 6, 2016 in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, some 120 kms north of Cairo.  Muslims worldwide celebrate Eid al-Fitr marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan.  / AFP PHOTO / KHALED DESOUKIKHALED DESOUKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Egyptian Muslims release balloons from the roof top of a mosque at the end of prayers on the first day of Eid al-Fitr holiday that marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan in the Nile Delta city of Mansura, Egypt 

A Malaysian Muslim woman attends an afternoon prayers at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya on June 13, 2016. 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. / AFP PHOTO / MOHD RASFANMOHD RASFAN/AFP/Getty Images

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A Malaysian Muslim woman attends an afternoon prayers at the Tuanku Mizan Zainal Abidin mosque in Putrajaya

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

Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya

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Indonesian Muslims hold prayers to mark the start of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Akbar mosque in Surabaya

Kashmiri Muslims pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad's beard, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (ascension to heaven) at Kashmir's main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar on May 5, 2016.  Thousands of Muslims converge annually for celebrations at the shrine near the summer capital of the state of Jammu and Kashmir

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Kashmiri Muslims pray as an unseen custodian displays a holy relic, believed to be a hair from the Prophet Muhammad’s beard, during celebrations for Miraj-Ul-Alam (ascension to heaven) at Kashmir’s main Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar this morning

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Th...Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the Washing of the Feet ceremony in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 28, 2016 as part of the Orthodox Easter celebrations. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBONGALI TIBBOGreek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Th...Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the Washing of the Feet ceremony in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City on April 28, 2016 as part of the Orthodox Easter celebrations. / AFP PHOTO / GALI TIBBONGALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty ImagesN/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III leads the Washing of the Feet ceremony in front of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem’s Old City

Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the Passover pilgrimage to the religion's holiest site on the top Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus, early Wednesday, April 27, 2016. Samaritans descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim but broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. Today, the remaining 700 Samaritans live in the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank and the Israeli seaside town of Holon, south of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

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Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the Passover pilgrimage to the religion’s holiest site on the top Mount Gerizim near the West Bank town of Nablus

Chionji Temple Recreates The Moment Of Buddhist Patriarch Death...KYOTO, JAPAN - APRIL 25:  People dressed as 25 Buddhist saints march at the Chionji temple on April 23, 2016 in Kyoto, Japan. This tri-annual ceremony which is split into three parts, a procession, a passing along of the largest prayer beads in Japan and a ritual to the cemetery to pay respects to the dead, is to commemorate the death of Honen, a patriarch of Pure Land Buddhism, recreating the moment when Honen was escorted by Amida-nyorai, the principal Buddha and 25 saints to the Pure Land at the time of his death.  (Photo by Carl Court/Getty Images)

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People dressed as 25 Buddhist saints march at the Chionji temple in Kyoto, Japan. This tri-annual ceremony which is split into three parts, a procession, a passing along of the largest prayer beads in Japan and a ritual to the cemetery to pay respects to the dead