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In China, Mazu, a folk goddess of the sea, has an estimated 160 million followers and 4,000 temples devoted to her. Here, a statue of Mazu from a village temple is paraded around Meizhou Island in southern China's Fujian province during recent birthday celebrations. Ariana Lindquist for NPR hide caption

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Burned vehicles sit on the J & Sons Autobody lot in Philadelphia Thursday. A dispute between rival tow-truck operators turned bloody this week, with one driver allegedly shooting another at the scene of a car accident. The next night, 13 cars in the first driver’s lot were set on fire. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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