Pastor Jamie Coots holds a snake at Full Gospel Tabernacle in Jesus Name Church of Middlesboro, Ky. He died on Sunday after being bitten by a snake. NGO hide caption

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U.S. Army Spc. Simran Lamba (center) was granted a religious accommodation for his Sikh articles of faith, including uncut hair and a turban, in 2010. He was the first enlisted soldier to be given such an accommodation since 1984. Brett Flashnick/AP hide caption

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At the center of the debate: prescription contraceptives. Tim Matsui/Getty Images hide caption

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Accompanied by his wife Brigitte, right, Rev. Frank Schaefer of Lebanon, Pa., departs Thursday after meeting with officials at the Eastern Pennsylvania Conference of the United Methodist Church in Norristown, Pa. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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The Rev. Frank Schaefer, a United Methodist clergyman convicted of breaking church law for officiating at his son's same-sex wedding, enters a news conference at the Arch Street United Methodist Church in Philadelphia on Monday. Matt Rourke/AP hide caption

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Quebec Premier Pauline Marois stands to support a motion regarding the controversial values charter at the Parti Quebecois Convention in Montreal on Sunday. Christinne Muschi/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Fire breathing only makes it harder to talk: An activist with the Science and Rationalists' Association of India demonstrates against the claim that Mother Teresa performed a miracle in Calcutta. Deshakalyan Chowdhury/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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A man reaches for a wooden cross in the sea during an Epiphany ceremony in the Greek port of Thessaloniki on January 6, 2011. Sakis Mitrolidis/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Members of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir raise their voices in unison — and perhaps unify their heart rates, too. George Frey/Getty Images hide caption

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