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The Rev. Julio Gonzalez leads Easter Mass at El Santuario de Chimayo in 2007. Thousands of visitors make a pilgrimage to visit the small chapel annually every Easter weekend. Many people believe that the dirt inside the chapel has healing powers. Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters/Landov hide caption

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Thousands Trek To New Mexico Chapel On Good Friday

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Muslims pray during a special Eid ul-Fitr morning prayer at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Aug. 30, 2011, in Los Angeles. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images hide caption

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As Islam Grows, U.S. Imams In Short Supply

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L.A. Cardinal Removed From Position For Role In Sex Abuse Scandal

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Father Kevin Mullins' parish, the Comunidad Catolica de Corpus Christi near Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, is located at the epicenter of the country's drug cartel war. After years of violence, murders are down and the city's shuttered shops and cafes are beginning to reopen. Christ Chavez/For NPR hide caption

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Juarez Priest Finds 'Hand Of God In The Midst Of Mayhem'

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People gather for a prayer vigil at St. Rose Church in Newtown, Conn., on Dec. 14. In the aftermath of such tragedies, many people ask how a benevolent God and suffering can coexist. Emmanuel Dunand/Getty Images hide caption

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Zakale Creations is a jewelry-designing operation that employs 30 young people who were previously involved in crime. The Nairobi-based operation is the brainchild of John Mucheru, himself a former mugger. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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A schoolgirl participates in a lesson in Kilifi, about 30 miles northeast of Mombasa on Kenya's Swahili Coast, in 2010. Tony Karumba/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Angel Salvatory, 17, buys cloth at a market in Kabanga village in Tanzania. Albinos living in a nearby protection center are allowed to go to the local market as long as they travel in a group for their own safety. Jacquelyn Martin for NPR hide caption

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Somali chef Ahmed Jama holds up freshly caught spiny lobsters he's about to cook in one of his restaurants in Mogadishu. John Burnett/NPR hide caption

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