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Pictures of the year: Religion

A devotee, dressed as Hindu God Shiva, looks out from a window as he waits to perform during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey

A devotee, dressed as Hindu God Shiva, looks out from a window as he waits to perform during the annual Shiva more

A devotee, dressed as Hindu God Shiva, looks out from a window as he waits to perform during the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2018. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
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Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 16, 2018.   REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swastmore

Devotees offer prayers before taking a holy bath in the Bagmati River at Pashupatinath Temple during the Swasthani Brata Katha festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Marmore

Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, March 30, 2018. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, August 27, 2018.  REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong,more

Couples attend a mass wedding ceremony of the Unification Church at Cheongshim Peace World Centre in Gapyeong, South Korea, August 27, 2018. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji
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A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar

A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 2, 2018. REUTERSmore

A woman daubed in colours kisses her monkey during Holi celebrations in Chennai, India, March 2, 2018. REUTERS/P. Ravikumar
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Pope Francis arrives at Aglona Basilica in Aglona, Latvia, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis arrives at Aglona Basilica in Aglona, Latvia, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis arrives at Aglona Basilica in Aglona, Latvia, September 24, 2018. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Swimmers watch as Anna-Bella, 26, who was born in Peru and converted to Islam at age 20, walks along the seafront in Copenhagen, prior to a ban on the wearing of face veils in public in Denmark, July 24, 2018.      REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Swimmers watch as Anna-Bella, 26, who was born in Peru and converted to Islam at age 20, walks along the seafrmore

Swimmers watch as Anna-Bella, 26, who was born in Peru and converted to Islam at age 20, walks along the seafront in Copenhagen, prior to a ban on the wearing of face veils in public in Denmark, July 24, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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A Shi'ite muslim man bleeds after cutting himself while he takes part at the Ashura festival at a mosque in central Yangon, Myanmar, September 21, 2018.  REUTERS/Ann Wang

A Shi'ite muslim man bleeds after cutting himself while he takes part at the Ashura festival at a mosque in cemore

A Shi'ite muslim man bleeds after cutting himself while he takes part at the Ashura festival at a mosque in central Yangon, Myanmar, September 21, 2018. REUTERS/Ann Wang
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Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sit as a water canon is activated during a protest against the detention of a member of their community for refusing to serve in the Israeli army, in Jerusalem, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

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Israeli ultra-Orthodox Jewish men sit as a water canon is activated during a protest against the detention of a member of their community for refusing to serve in the Israeli army, in Jerusalem, March 8, 2018. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
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A man controls a cow to slaughter in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood

A man controls a cow to slaughter in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, August 22, 2018. REUmore

A man controls a cow to slaughter in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood
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People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018.  
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People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsmore

People attend a blessing ceremony with their AR-15-style rifles at the Sanctuary Church in Newfoundland, Pennsylvania, February 28, 2018. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz
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A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 26, 2018.  REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festivamore

A young Hindu priest takes a holy bath as part of a ritual during the Janai Purnima, or Sacred Thread, festival at the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, August 26, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, Augusmore

Muslims offer Eid al-Adha prayers at the Jama Masjid (Grand Mosque) in the old quarters of Delhi, India, August 22, 2018. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
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Hindu devotees hold up clothes and umbrellas to receive rice as offerings being distributed by a temple authority on the occasion of the Annakut festival in Kolkata, India, November 8, 2018.  REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

Hindu devotees hold up clothes and umbrellas to receive rice as offerings being distributed by a temple authormore

Hindu devotees hold up clothes and umbrellas to receive rice as offerings being distributed by a temple authority on the occasion of the Annakut festival in Kolkata, India, November 8, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Pope Francis gestures during a news conference on board of the plane during his flight back from a trip to Chile and Peru, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Pope Francis gestures during a news conference on board of the plane during his flight back from a trip to Chimore

Pope Francis gestures during a news conference on board of the plane during his flight back from a trip to Chile and Peru, January 22, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Luis Alfredo Alvarado Hernandez, member of the Torre Fuerte (Strong Tower) evangelical church poses for a picture at the San Francisco Gotera prison, in San Francisco Gotera, El Salvador, April 10, 2018. "I have been a gang member since I was 13 years old, but God showed me in dreams that there was a heaven and hell, for the love of my children I decided to leave the gang because there is no future in it," said Hernandez. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Luis Alfredo Alvarado Hernandez, member of the Torre Fuerte (Strong Tower) evangelical church poses for a pictmore

Luis Alfredo Alvarado Hernandez, member of the Torre Fuerte (Strong Tower) evangelical church poses for a picture at the San Francisco Gotera prison, in San Francisco Gotera, El Salvador, April 10, 2018. "I have been a gang member since I was 13 years old, but God showed me in dreams that there was a heaven and hell, for the love of my children I decided to leave the gang because there is no future in it," said Hernandez. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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A Hindu holy man touches an infant with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession to mark Bhel Bhel festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Muthumariamman in Bandel town in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri

A Hindu holy man touches an infant with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious processiomore

A Hindu holy man touches an infant with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession to mark Bhel Bhel festival dedicated to the Hindu goddess Muthumariamman in Bandel town in the eastern state of West Bengal, India, April 6, 2018. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
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Buddhist monks wait to receive alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Buddhist monks wait to receive alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhamore

Buddhist monks wait to receive alms during the birth anniversary of Buddha, also known as Vesak Day, at Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, April 30, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man checks an etrog, a citrus fruit used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at a market in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man checks an etrog, a citrus fruit used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkmore

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man checks an etrog, a citrus fruit used in rituals during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, at a market in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighborhood, Jerusalem, September 20, 2018. REUTERS/Ammar Awad
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Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, poses for a portrait during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, while he visits a relative's house outside Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 4, 2018.   REUTERS/Jorge Silva

Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, poses for a portrait during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional ritmore

Danusorn Sdisaithaworn, 10, poses for a portrait during an annual Poy Sang Long celebration, a traditional rite of passage for boys to be initiated as Buddhist novices, while he visits a relative's house outside Mae Hong Son, Thailand, April 4, 2018. REUTERS/Jorge Silva
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Devotees pull the chariot of God Bhairab during the Biska Festival also known as Bisket Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar

Devotees pull the chariot of God Bhairab during the Biska Festival also known as Bisket Festival in Bhaktapur,more

Devotees pull the chariot of God Bhairab during the Biska Festival also known as Bisket Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar
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Penitents of Los Estudiantes brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Penitents of Los Estudiantes brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spaimore

Penitents of Los Estudiantes brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spain, March 25, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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A man holds a cross during a competition to retrieve it from the water during Epiphany day celebrations in the port village of Zygi, near Limassol, Cyprus, January 6, 2018.  
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A man holds a cross during a competition to retrieve it from the water during Epiphany day celebrations in themore

A man holds a cross during a competition to retrieve it from the water during Epiphany day celebrations in the port village of Zygi, near Limassol, Cyprus, January 6, 2018. REUTERS/Yiannis Kourtoglou
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Bishops attend a Mass for the canonisation of the Pope Paul VI and El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero at the Vatican, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi

Bishops attend a Mass for the canonisation of the Pope Paul VI and El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero at thmore

Bishops attend a Mass for the canonisation of the Pope Paul VI and El Salvador's Archbishop Oscar Romero at the Vatican, October 14, 2018. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
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Filipino families visit the graves of their departed loved ones during All Saints Day in a public cemetery in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 1, 2018.  
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Filipino families visit the graves of their departed loved ones during All Saints Day in a public cemetery in more

Filipino families visit the graves of their departed loved ones during All Saints Day in a public cemetery in Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines, November 1, 2018. REUTERS/Eloisa Lopez
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Shinta Ratri, owner of an Islamic boarding school for transgender women, sits in prayer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, September 23, 2018.  REUTERS/Kanupriya Kapoor

Shinta Ratri, owner of an Islamic boarding school for transgender women, sits in prayer in Yogyakarta, Indonesmore

Shinta Ratri, owner of an Islamic boarding school for transgender women, sits in prayer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, September 23, 2018. REUTERS/Kanupriya Kapoor
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The full moon is seen as buddhist monks attend a ceremony on Makha Bucha Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani, Thailand, March 1, 2018.   REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha

The full moon is seen as buddhist monks attend a ceremony on Makha Bucha Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Pathum more

The full moon is seen as buddhist monks attend a ceremony on Makha Bucha Day at Wat Phra Dhammakaya in Pathum Thani, Thailand, March 1, 2018. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha
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A child sits on a doorstep, dressed as Lord Krishna during Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2, 2018.  
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A child sits on a doorstep, dressed as Lord Krishna during Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth annivermore

A child sits on a doorstep, dressed as Lord Krishna during Janmashtami festival, which marks the birth anniversary of Lord Krishna in Dhaka, Bangladesh, September 2, 2018. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain
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A man rides a horse through flames during the annual Luminarias celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, January 16, 2018. 

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A man rides a horse through flames during the annual Luminarias celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day,more

A man rides a horse through flames during the annual Luminarias celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, January 16, 2018. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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Ayah, 37, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. 

REUTERS/Andrew Kelly

Ayah, 37, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil banmore

Ayah, 37, weeps as she is embraced by a police officer during a demonstration against the Danish face veil ban in Copenhagen, Denmark, August 1, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
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Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood'

Brazil's indigenous people swear to fight for Amazon 'to last drop of blood'

Members of Brazil's Mura indigenous tribe painted their bodies with orange-red paint and took up long bows and clubs as they headed into the jungle this week, prepared for battle. Their enemy? The deforestation and destruction of their home, the Amazon rainforest.

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Notable deaths in 2019

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Inside France's anti-jihadist mission in Mali

Inside France's anti-jihadist mission in Mali

Efforts led by France to stop a region on Europe's doorstep becoming a launchpad for attacks at home are increasingly trapped in an endless cat-and-mouse game with well-armed jihadists, who know the terrain and hide easily among civilians.

Hong Kong protesters form human chain

Hong Kong protesters form human chain

Thousands of chanting Hong Kong protesters join hands to form human chains, with almost three months of anti-government demonstrations showing no sign of let-up across the Chinese-ruled territory.

Wildfires rage across the Amazon

Wildfires rage across the Amazon

Wildfires raging in the Amazon rainforest have hit a record number this year, as concerns grow over right-wing President Jair Bolsonaro's environmental policy.

Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again

Victims of 'La Bestia,' Mexico's notorious migrant train, learn to walk again

Migrants maimed during their perilous journeys northward by "La Bestia," named The Death Train, learn to walk again with new prosthetic limbs in a special Red Cross program.

On tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

On tour with the Palestine Youth Orchestra

The Palestine Youth Orchestra, which has been touring Europe for three weeks, includes 76 members whose identities cross borders and religious divides, with Muslim, Druze and Christian members.

Japanese military shows firepower near Mount Fuji

Japanese military shows firepower near Mount Fuji

Japan's Self Defense Forces demonstrate their firepower at the foot of Mount Fuji during their annual summer military exercise, with over 2,400 personnel, 80 tanks and 20 aircraft participating in a variety of live fire and combat drills.

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