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A woman walks past semi-finished clay idols of the Hindu mythological characters ‘Dakinis’ and ‘Yoginis’, who will be worshipped along with the Hindu goddess Kali, at a roadside workshop ahead of the Kali Puja festival in Kolkata, India. Rupak De Chowdhuri/Reuters
Statuettes depicting the presidential candidates Donald Trump, left, and Hillary Clinton are displayed in a shop in the renown Via San Gregorio Armeno, street of nativity scene craftsmen, in Naples. Photo Cesare Abbate/ANSA/AP
A Nepalese Buddhist leaves after prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, near Kathmandu, on Monday. The temple, a Unesco world heritage site, was founded during the 12th Century and is famous for ancient art and carvings.
A Palestinian boy looks at statues made of fibreglass and covered with clay in the east of Gaza City, by Palestinian artist Eyad Sabbah. They depict his countrymen fleeing their houses from Israeli shelling during the recent conflict between Israel and Hamas.
Hundreds of Buddhist monks and devotees celebrate Vesak Day in ancient Borobudur temple which is decorated with 72 Buddha statues in Magelang, Central Java province, on Thursday.
The crescent moon rises behind two statues on Milan’s gothic cathedral known as the Duomo
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People cross the medieval Charles Bridge, lined with baroque statues, as the sun rises in Prague, Czech Republic, on Thursday