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  •  - People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:21:47 PM EST
    People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - A woman whispers to another woman as they take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    A woman whispers to another woman as they take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:19:38 PM EST
    A woman whispers to another woman as they take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:17:44 PM EST
    People take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - Women take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Women take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:16:47 PM EST
    Women take part in a ritual dance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - People walk near burning candles during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    People walk near burning candles during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:15:33 PM EST
    People walk near burning candles during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - A woman faints as part of a trance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    A woman faints as part of a trance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo

    Posted: 4/6/2012 2:14:12 PM EST
    A woman faints as part of a trance during a Gaga ceremony in a batey, or a village originally created by workers around sugar plantations, called Mata Mamon, near Santo Domingo April 6, 2012. The ceremony, which is a combination of Santeria, Voodoo and Christianity beliefs that is called Gaga and originated in Haiti, is held during Lent and Holy Week especially in areas near sugar cane plantations.REUTERS/Ricardo Rojas (DOMINICAN REPUBLIC - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
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    Posted: 2/19/2012 7:00:48 PM EST
    Employees of the Byzantine and Christianity museum hold a cardboard replica of ancient ruins which reads: ''Monument for sale'' during a peaceful protest outside the Greek Parliament in Athens, Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012. Tensions between Athens and other European capitals hit new highs this week as eurozone ministers delayed to next Monday a decision on a bailout agreement and demanded more commitments from Greece. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., steps from her campaign bus to greet supporters after winning the Iowa Republican Party's Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa. . Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from the St. Paul area, whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., campaigns at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa. . Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this July 20, 2011 file photo, Republican presidential candidate, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., speaks during a backyard chat with local residents, in Norwalk, Iowa. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 27, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., gets a hug from her husband Marcus following her formal announcement to seek the 2012 Republican presidential nomination in Waterloo, Iowa. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this Jan 24, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachamnn, R-Minn., reads over her notes before speaking to members of the media following a closed Constitutional Seminar featuring Associated Justice of the US Supreme Court Antonin Gregory Scalia on Capitol Hill in Washington. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this June 26, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. stands outside her childhood home in Waterloo, Iowa. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 15, 2003 file photo, Minnesota State Sen. Michele Bachmann speaks at tax protest rally at the University of Minnesota. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native.But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/ Janet Hostetter, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this April 4, 2006, file photo Minnesota State Sen. Michele Bachmann, R-Stillwater, author of a proposed constitutional amendment that would define marriage as a union between a man and a woman, speaks during a Senate hearing at the Capitol in St. Paul, Minn. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Janet Hostetter, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:46 PM EST
    FILE - In this May 20, 2011 file photo, Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn. speaks in Archbold, Ohio. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/JD Pooley, File)
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    Posted: 12/3/2011 1:55:45 PM EST
    FILE - In this Nov. 7, 2006 file photo, Marcus Bachmann, left, enjoys a laugh as his wife, Republican Michele Bachmann, announces her name and said "I approve this message," at election night headquarters Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006, in Bloomington, Minn., after she won the Minnesota 6th Congressional District race. Campaigning across Iowa, Bachmann frequently reminds voters she is a native. But that does not explain the route she has traveled: from Waterloo, a manufacturing city of 68,000 where she was born 55 years ago in a Democratic-voting family with union roots, to congresswoman from from the St. Paul area whose personal and political life have been shaped by her embrace of evangelical Christianity and later, a highly combative brand of conservatism. (AP Photo/Jim Mone, File)
  •  - A visitor passes an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    A visitor passes an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    Posted: 5/25/2011 9:01:18 AM EST
    A visitor passes an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow May 25, 2011. The exhibition, previously held at Paris' Louvre as part of a Russian-French cultural exchange, contains artefacts from the beginning of the spread of Christianity in Russia. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    Posted: 5/25/2011 9:00:15 AM EST
    A visitor looks at an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow May 25, 2011. The exhibition, previously held at Paris' Louvre as part of a Russian-French cultural exchange, contains artefacts from the beginning of the spread of Christianity in Russia. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)
  •  - A member of gallery staff stands in front of an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    A member of gallery staff stands in front of an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow

    Posted: 5/25/2011 8:58:52 AM EST
    A member of gallery staff stands in front of an exhibit at the Holy Russia exhibition at the Central House of Artists in Moscow May 25, 2011. The exhibition, previously held at Paris' Louvre as part of a Russian-French cultural exchange, contains artefacts from the beginning of the spread of Christianity in Russia. REUTERS/Denis Sinyakov (RUSSIA - Tags: SOCIETY)