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Banning Traditional Animal Slaughter, Denmark Stokes Religous Ire

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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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