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A Romanian Roma man teaches his son to pray during a religious service celebrating the Birth of the Virgin Mary at the Bistrita Monastery in Costesti, Romania, Monday, Sept. 8, 2014. Thousands of Gypsies or Roma gather on a nearby hillside after attending the religious service and celebrate the religious holiday by sharing food and playing traditional music until the next dawn.

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A Romanian Roma man teaches his son to pray during a religious service celebrating the Birth of the Virgin Mary at the Bistrita Monastery in Costesti, Romania

A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe as he arrives at the Basilica of Guadalupe during the annual pilgrimage in honor of the Virgin of Guadalupe, patron saint of Mexican Catholics, Mexico City December 12, 2013. Pilgrims arrive on December 12 at the Basilica every year, the anniversary of what Catholics believe is the apparition of the Virgin Mary appearing before Juan Diego, an indigenous Mexican.

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A pilgrim carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Mexico, during the annual pilgrimage in honour of the patron saint of Mexico’s Catholics