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An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of "Spring of Holy Koran" exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan June 25, 2015

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An Afghan woman holds her child as she visits the inauguration of “Spring of Holy Koran” exhibition during the month of Ramadan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on Thursday

A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St. John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

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A muddied girl, donning a cape made of dried banana leaves, makes the rounds of the streets to collect candles prior to attending a mass to celebrate the Feast Day of St John the Baptist in the village of Bibiclat, in northern Philippines

Indian Hindu Kanwarias, worshippers of the Hindu God Shiva, carry metal canisters filled with holy water from the Ganges River as they walk towards Padilla Mahadev temple, on the outskirts of Allahabad, India, Monday, June 22, 2015. Kanwarias are devotees performing a ritual pilgrimage in which they walk the roads of India, clad in saffron, and carry ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water from the Ganges River to take back to Hindu temples in their hometowns. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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Indian Hindu Kanwarias, worshippers of the Hindu God Shiva, carry metal canisters filled with holy water from the Ganges River as they walk towards Padilla Mahadev temple, on the outskirts of Allahabad, India

Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.

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Indian Muslim devotees offer Friday prayers at the Vasi Ullah mosque on the first Friday of Ramadan in Allahabad.

A Christian cleric, inspects the damage caused to the complex of the Church of Loaves and Fishes, on Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee, Israel, 18 June 2015. An Israeli police spokesman said, that they are investigating the possibility that the attack was carried out by Jewish extremists

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A Christian cleric, inspects the damage caused to the complex of the Church of Loaves and Fishes, on Tabgha, on the shores on the Sea of Galilee, Israel on Thursday

A worker prepares vermicelli at a workshop in Hyderabad, Pakistan, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

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A worker prepares vermicelli at a workshop in Hyderabad, Pakistan, ahead of the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the ...An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on June 1, 2015.

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An Indian Sadhu (holy man) prays on the roadside in New Delhi on Monday

A Bulgarian Orthodox priest leads an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery on on April 13, 2015.

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An Orthodox priest leads an annual religious march marking the second day of Easter at the Bachkovo monastery in Bulgaria on Monday.

Serbian Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray as they carry wooden crosses, along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering), during the Orthodox Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's old city.

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Serbian Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray as they carry wooden crosses, along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering), during the Orthodox Good Friday procession in Jerusalem’s old city.

Penitents wait inside San Francisco church to take part in "Nuestro Senor Atado a la Columna, Maria Santisima de la Paz y San Juan Evangelista" Holy Week procession in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain.

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Penitents wait inside San Francisco church to take part in “Nuestro Senor Atado a la Columna, Maria Santisima de la Paz y San Juan Evangelista” Holy Week procession in Arcos de la Frontera, Spain.

Penitents take part in a Holy Week procession in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Monday, March 30, 2015. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Daniel Ochoa de Olza)

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Penitents take part in a Holy Week procession in Jerez de la Frontera, Spain, Monday. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. 

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Buddhist monks prepare for an alms offering ceremony at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple in Pathum Thani province, north of Bangkok as the sun rises on Makha Bucha Day 

An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam...An Indian Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the Rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad on February 20, 2015. AFP PHOTO/SANJAY KANOJIASanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images

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A Hindu devotee bathes at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati in Allahabad, India 

Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house, as a relative throws sweets to the guests, during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains.

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Bulgarian Pomak Muslims pose in front of their house as a relative throws sweets to the guests during their traditional winter wedding ceremony in the village of Ribnovo, in the Rhodope Mountains

A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai February 11, 2015.

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A Hindu holy man asks for alms as he walks amongst birds flying at a beach along the Arabian Sea in Mumbai on Wednesday

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 procession of clergy make their way into York Minster on January 26, 2015 in York, England. The Reverend Libby Lane, who has been the vicar of St Peter's Hale and St Elizabeth's Ashley, in Greater Manchester, will be ordained as the new Bishop of Stockport in a two hour service led by the Archbishop of York, Dr John Sentamu.  (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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A procession of clergy make their way into York Minster in York ahead of the ordination of the Reverend Libby Lane, who became the Church of England’s first woman bishop. 

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 January 23, 2015.

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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

An Orthodox priest immerses a cross in the Bolshaya Almatinka river to bless its water during an Epiphany ceremony in Almaty January 19, 2015. Orthodox believers abiding by the Julian calendar mark Epiphany on January 19 by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather.

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An Orthodox priest immerses a cross in the Bolshaya Almatinka river to bless its water during an Epiphany ceremony in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Orthodox believers abiding by the Julian calendar mark Epiphany on Monday by immersing themselves in icy waters regardless of the weather.

Pope Francis Visits Philippines - Day 2...MANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 16:  People hold up their phones and cameras to take a photo of Pope Francis on January 16, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will visit venues across Leyte and Manila during his visit to the Philippines from January 15 - 19. The visit is expected to attract crowds in the millions as Filipino Catholics flock to catch a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church in the Philippines for the first time since 1995. The Pope will begin the tour in Manila, then travelling to Tacloban to visit areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan before returning to Manila to hold a mass at Rizal Park. The Philippines is the only Catholic majority nation in Asia with around 90 percent of the population professing the faith.  (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)

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People hold up their phones and cameras to take a photo of Pope Francis in Manila, Philippines. Pope Francis will visit venues across Leyte and Manila during his visit to the Philippines from January 15 – 19. The visit is expected to attract crowds in the millions as Filipino Catholics flock to catch a glimpse of the leader of the Catholic Church in the Philippines for the first time since 1995. The Pope will begin the tour in Manila, then travelling to Tacloban to visit areas devastated by Typhoon Haiyan before returning to Manila to hold a mass at Rizal Park. The Philippines is the only Catholic majority nation in Asia with around 90 percent of the population professing the faith.