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Resident exorcist Muthalama at the temple at Hanumanthapuram in rural Tamil Nadu claims she can purge the possessed of evil spirits. She uses the trident, or three-pronged spear, and the neem leaves she holds in her right hand. The red and yellow powder on her forehead indicates her holy status. Miranda Kennedy for NPR hide caption

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The proposed site of the Islamic community center in Lower Manhattan, a 152-year-old building, previously a Burlington Coat Factory department store. Timothy A. Clary/AFP hide caption

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