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Indian protesters ring bells and shout slogans during a protest demonstration in Jammu, the winter capital of Kashmir, India. According to news reports, mobile internet services were suspended in all 10 districts of Jammu region after protests against the desecration of an ancient temple of Lord Shiva
A man holding incense sticks as he prays at a temple in Taipei
A woman burns incense sticks as people gather for morning prayers at Longshan temple in Taipei, Taiwan on Tuesday
Heron-hooded dancers perform as they parade down the streets toward Sensoji Temple in Tokyo today.
A Hindu Nepalese woman participates in early morning prayer at the earthquake damaged Lord Hanuman Temple, which is supported by iron rod and wood beams, in Basantapur Darabar Square area, Kathmandu, Nepal, on Monday. Six months after devastating twin earthquakes struck Nepal, thousands of people are still struggling in temporary shelters and dire conditions
Taijun Yajima, chief priest at Koukokuji temple, stands for a photograph inside the Ruriden columbarium as glass Buddha statues sit illuminated by light-emitting diodes (LED) at the Koukokuji temple in Tokyo, Japan
A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday
Palestinian Sanaa Abu Jaudi, from the West Bank city of Jenin, takes a selfie photo with friends in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the holy month of Ramadan
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
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
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 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
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 on Wednesday
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 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 in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday
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.