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Hindu holy men sample the sacred waters, which are believed to be restorative, with the power to cleanse sin. Chandan Khanna/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Welcome To The World's Largest Gathering Of Humans

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Özlem Cekic from the TED stage. Ryan Lash/TED hide caption

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Özlem Cekic: How Can Kindness Disarm Hate?

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The sculpture, known as McJesus, was created by Finnish artist Jani Leinonen and displayed as part of the Haifa Museum of Art's "Sacred Goods" exhibition in Israel. The piece, seen on display in the museum Monday, prompted vehement pushback from Christians in the country. Oded Balilty/AP hide caption

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Christian icons damaged by fighting are seen in a monastery in the village of Maaloula, north of Damascus, Syria. U.S. evangelicals are concerned that a pullout of U.S. troops will leave Syrian Christians vulnerable to attack. Alexander Kots/AP hide caption

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U.S. Evangelicals Push Back Against Trump's Syria Pullout Plan

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After 24 Years, Scholar Completes 3,000-Page Translation Of The Hebrew Bible

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Demonstrators outside the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., in 2014 react to hearing the court's decision on the Hobby Lobby birth control case. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber Gets 'Shameless' About Sex

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In this Dec. 7, 2018, relatives of people missing in China's far western region of Xinjiang hold up photos at an office of a Chinese Kazakh advocacy organization in Almaty, Kazakhstan. Dake Kang/AP hide caption

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Opinion: The Strange Silence Over China's Muslim Crackdown

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R. Kelly performs in Chicago during The Buffet Tour on May 7, 2016. Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images hide caption

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Gospel And Black Church Communities Grapple With The Allegations Against R. Kelly

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Jakiw Palij, a former Nazi concentration camp guard, immigrated to America in 1949, claiming he had worked on his father's farm during World War II. U.S. Department of Justice via AP hide caption

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Students sit in class at Jamia Muhammadia, a madrassa in the Pakistani capital Islamabad. Diaa Hadid/NPR hide caption

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Pakistan Wants To Reform Madrassas. Experts Advise Fixing Public Education First

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Saudi woman Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun walks by Thai Chief of Immigration Police Maj. Gen. Surachate Hakparn (right) before leaving the Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok. Australia says it is considering granting refugee resettlement to the Saudi, who fled from her family, based on referral by the U.N. Immigration Police via AP hide caption

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Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun on her mobile phone as she sat barricaded in a hotel room in Thailand's international airport in Bangkok on Monday. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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In this image made from video, Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun sat barricaded in a hotel room at an international airport in Bangkok. Alqunun asked for asylum in Australia, and Thai officials said they won't deport her for now. Rahaf Mohammed Alqunun/Human Rights Watch via AP hide caption

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Bartholomew I signs the Tomos of Autocephaly, marking the formal independence of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church at the Patriarchal Church of St. George in Istanbul. Anadolu Agency/Getty Images hide caption

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Indian police take protesters into custody during widespread demonstrations over two women entering the Sabarimala temple in the southern India state of Kerala earlier this week. STR/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib (center), wearing a traditional Palestinian robe, takes the oath of office on a Quran at the start of the 116th Congress at the U.S. Capitol on Thursday. Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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