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Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on June 11, 2015. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site that police said would have been a "massacre".

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Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site

A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains.

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A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains

A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled 'Children Becoming Buddhist Monks', at the Jogye temple in Seoul on May 11, 2015.  Following the ceremony the children stay at the temple where they are taught about Buddhism, for two weeks, until Buddha's birthday on May 25

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A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’, at the Jogye temple in Seoul on Monday

Visitors and participants visit the Temple by renowned Burning Man artist David Best on March 16, 2015 in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. Members of the public will be able to use the Temple as a space for contemplation and remembrance, and to leave mementos, messages and photographs in its interior. Following this period, Temple and its contents will be ceremonially torched in a ceremony at dusk on Saturday March 21st

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Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.

 Chinese folk artists perform during the opening ceremony of the Spring Festival Temple Fair at the Temple of Earth park on February 18, 2015 in Beijing, China. The Chinese Lunar New Year of Sheep also known as the Spring Festival, which is based on the Lunisolar Chinese calendar, is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with Lantern Festival on the Fifteenth day.

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Chinese artists perform at the Spring Festival Temple Fair on Wednesday in Beijing. The lunar new year of the sheep also known as the spring festival is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the lantern festival on the 15th day

Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, otherwise known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province

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A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Officials last week raided the temple, home to more than 100 tigers, and are conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking.

A gardener is silhouetted against the sun as he trims the grass at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens February 4, 2015. Greek yields rose on Wednesday as a media report that the ECB was unwilling to approve Athens' proposal to raise the ceiling for its treasury bill issuance cooled optimism that a compromise debt deal may be reached

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A gardener is silhouetted against the sun as he trims the grass at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens on Wednesday

Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on Tuesday. The temple is where Vietnam's oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty, and is popular with modern-day students who begin to flock in high school, hoping to boost their chances in annual nationwide examinations.

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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty

A Nepalese Buddhist devotee leaves after offering prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, about five kilometers south-east of Kathmandu on November 3, 2014. The Golden Temple was founded during the 12th Century near Patan Durbar Square, a UNESCO World Heritage site, famous for fine ancient art, making of metallic and stone carving statues.

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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.

Children play outside a temple along the street in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal's capital Kathmandu July 2, 2014.

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Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday

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Sikh activists clash with members of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee during commemorations for the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday.

A Hindu holy man waves to attract tourists as he stands seeking alms at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple premises in Katmandu, Nepal, Monday, March 24, 2014. The Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

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A Hindu holy man waves to attract tourists as he stands seeking alms at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple premises in Katmandu, Nepal. The Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.

An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia, 18 February 2014. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.

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An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.

A Nepalese Hindu devotee dresses as a deity as he prepares to participate in festivities at the Shikali Temple during celebrations for the Shikali Jatra festival in the village of Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu on October 10, 2013.  Local villagers, who normally do not celebrate the country's most famous festival of Dashain, celebrate the Shikali Jatra each year.

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A Nepalese Hindu devotee, dressed as a deity, prepares to participate in festivities at the Shikali Temple during celebrations for the Shikali Jatra festival in the village of Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on Thursday

Thai children enjoy play in floodwaters at a buddhist temple in Pathum thani province, north of Bangkok on October 9, 2013. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 27 provinces in Thailand are still flooded and 31 people have died due to the flood.

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Thai children play in floodwaters outside a buddhist temple in Pathum thani province, north of Bangkok, on Wednesday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 27 provinces in Thailand are still flooded and 31 people have died because of the flood.

A Sadhu, or a Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva as shadows of two men are cast onto a closed shutter of a shop, on  Shravan Somwar  in Allahabad, India, Monday, Aug. 19, 2013. Shravan Somwar or the Monday of Hindu calendar month is considered auspicious for offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction.

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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction

A porter takes a nap under the shade of a tree on a hot day near a temple in Kathmandu June 12, 2013.

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A porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.

A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in Ahmedabad...A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in the western Indian city of Ahmedabad April 29, 2013. Hindu devotees subject themselves to painful rituals during the religious procession to demonstrate their faith and as a penance to the deity at a temple dedicated to the goddess Shitla. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

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A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in Ahmedabad, India

An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip

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An Indian Sikh devotee takes a holy dip in the sarover (water tank) at the Golden Temple in Amritsar, India on April 16 2013.