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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 

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A Buddhist monk sleeps in a chair while monks and novices gather to receive alms at Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple outside Bangkok

An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali puts fire in his mouth during a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad, India

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An Indian man dressed as Hindu Goddess Kali puts fire in his mouth during a procession to celebrate the Ram Navami festival in Allahabad, India

Nepalese devotees hold sacrificial chickens as they wait in a queue to enter the 'Balkumari' temple during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, Thursday, April 14, 2016. Devotees mark the festival by playing traditional drums, singing, dancing and carrying chariot of various deities around town while throwing vermillion powder to welcome the advent of spring and the New Year. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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Nepalese devotees hold sacrificial chickens as they wait in a queue to enter the ‘Balkumari’ temple during Sindoor Jatra festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal 

A devotee with his body painted poses as he waits to perform during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Sona Palasi village, in West Bengal, India, April 11, 2016. Devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY

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A devotee with his body painted poses as he waits to perform during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Sona Palasi village, in West Bengal, India

An Indian Christian girl watches another praying during Easter mass at a church in Gauhati, India

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An Indian Christian girl watches another praying during Easter mass at a church in Gauhati, India

Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain...Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain March 22, 2016. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo

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Penitents of San Esteban brotherhood pose before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain

Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralam

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Believers pray around a cross-shaped platform covered with candles placed in jars of honey during a ceremony marking the day of Saint Haralampi, Orthodox patron saint of bee-keepers, at the Church of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, eastern Bulgaria

A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2016. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A young Nepalese boy recites from holy scripts as he takes his lessons to become a Hindu priest at a holy school in Kathmandu, Nepal. Hinduism is the major religion of Nepal with over 80 percent people identifying themselves as Hindus according to a 2011 census 

Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Jan. 29, 2016. Thousands of devotees thronged to the shrine, where the Kashmiri Muslim head priest displayed the relics of the Sufi Saint. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri Muslim devotees pray outside the shrine of Sufi Saint Syed Abdul Qadir Jilani in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir. Thousands of devotees thronged to the shrine, where the Kashmiri Muslim head priest displayed the relics of the Sufi Saint 

Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur...Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, January 27, 2016. During the month long festival, devotees recite one chapter of a Hindu tale daily from the 31-chapter sacred Swasthani Brata Katha book that is dedicated to God Madhavnarayan and Goddess Swasthani, alongside various other gods and goddess and the miraculous feats performed by them. The devotees also go on pilgrimages to various temples, perform religious rituals, take a holy bath in the rivers and fast for a month, especially among women who believe fasting helps in their family's well-being or in getting them a good husband. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

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Devotees offer prayers as they stand on the bank of the Hanumante River during a month-long Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal