The production begins with 200 people in the stands, and then in come Mary and Joseph. Above, a shepherd stands with a llama. Courtesy of George Barnett hide caption

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Sister Joan of Arc (second from left) forsook law school but not basketball. Now in her second year at the convent, she regularly plays ball with the sisters. From left: Sister Cecelia Rose Pham, Sister Joan of Arc, Sister Victoria Marie Liederbach, Sister Mara Rose McDonnell and Sister Paula Marie Koffi. Sister Mary Justin Malton hide caption

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This King James Bible was a gift to Sydney Barnes, a Cornish migrant to South Australia, from his brother Arthur, upon Barnes' marriage to Elizabeth Thornton. Migration Museum Of South Australia/Flickr hide caption

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Thousands of children demonstrate against homosexuality in Uganda's capital, Kampala, in January. A bill being considered by the Ugandan Parliament would increase penalties for homosexual conduct and criminalize many related activities. Stephen Wandera/AP hide caption

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Activists of the Pakistani fundamentalist party Jamiat Talaba Islam protest last month in Karachi, carrying signs decrying blasphemers and chanting slogans against Asia Bibi, a Christian mother sentenced to death for blasphemy. Politicians and conservative clerics are at odds over whether President Asif Ali Zardari should pardon Asia Bibi, sentenced to hang for defaming the Prophet Muhammad. Rizwan Tabassum/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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The billboard sponsored by American Atheists near the entrance to the Lincoln Tunnel in North Bergen, N.J. Seth Wenig/AP hide caption

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