Religious

Devotees carry a statue of Saint John the Baptist as they take part in a religious ritual known locally as "Taong Putik", while celebrating the feast day of their Catholic patron saint in the village of Bibiclat

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Devotees carry a statue of Saint John the Baptist in the Philippines as they take part in a religious ritual known locally as “Taong Putik” while celebrating the feast day of their Catholic patron saint in the village of Bibiclat, north of Manila.

People gather in the Christian ...TOPSHOTS People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic, on December 18, 2013.   The Christian camp is on one side, the Muslim camp on another, separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes, a no man's land swirling with bitterness, rumours and accusations .AFP PHOTO / FRED DUFOURFRED DUFOUR/AFP/Getty Images

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People gather in the Christian refugee camp in Bossangoa, Central African Republic. Christians and Muslims used to live to together in relative harmony in Bossangoa, but now religious tensions are high and the two sides live in camps separated by a red dirt road littered with abandoned homes. Read more

Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras att...Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony in the Greek parliament for the new season on October 7, 2013.  AFP PHOTO / LOUISA GOULIAMAKILOUISA GOULIAMAKI/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek prime minister Antonis Samaras attends a blessing ceremony for the new season in the Athens parliament Read more

Artists, with painted bodies, wait to perform during the annual 'Pulikali' or Tiger Dance in Thrissur, in the southern Indian state of Kerala, Thursday, Sept. 19, 2013.  Pulikali is a colorful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting, performed to entertain people during Onam, an annual Hindu harvest festival. (AP Photo/Arun Sankar K.)

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Artists with painted bodies wait to perform the “Pulikali”, or tiger dance, during the Hindu harvest festival of Onam in Kerala, south India. Pulikali is a colourful recreational folk art revolving around the theme of tiger hunting. Read more

A girl looks at a passing devotee as she returns home from school during the Pancha Dan (giving away of five elements) festival in Lalitpur August 14, 2013. The festival is celebrated by the Newar and Buddhist community by giving away five elements, which include wheat grains, rice grains, salt, money and fruit. Traditional collections of religious artifacts are also displayed in monasteries and households on this occasion.

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A girl looks at a passing devotee as she returns home from school during the Pancha Dan festival in Lalitpur, Nepal, on Wednesday. The festival is celebrated by the Buddhist communities, who give five gifts, of wheat grains, rice grains, salt, money and fruit, to monks. Collections of religious artifacts are also displayed in monasteries and households.

Migrant construction workers look throug...Migrant construction workers look through a door window during  Russian Orthodox Church religious procession marking Saints Cyrilius and Methodius' Day in central Moscow, on May 24, 2013. The holiday is usually celebrated in countries which observe Eastern Orthodox tradition in May, commemorating brothers Cyrilius and Methodius, the creators of Cyrilic alphabet and symbols of the Slav culture. AFP PHOTO / KIRILL KUDRYAVTSEVKIRILL KUDRYAVTSEV/AFP/Getty Images

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Migrant construction workers look through a door window during a Russian Orthodox Church religious procession on Friday marking Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in Moscow. The holiday is celebrated in May in countries which observe eastern Orthodox tradition, commemorating brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet.