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  •  - Hindu devotees are silhouetted against the rising sun as they take a holy dip in Sangam during the Mahashivratri festival

    Hindu devotees are silhouetted against the rising sun as they take a holy dip in Sangam during the Mahashivratri festival

    Posted: 3/2/2011 5:17:36 AM EST
    Hindu devotees are silhouetted against the rising sun as they take a holy dip in Sangam, the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and Saraswati rivers during the Mahashivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Allahabad March 2, 2011. Hindu women across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, so that their husbands are blessed with long lives. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - Hindu devotees offer prayers in front of an idol of Lord Shiva outside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Kolkata

    Hindu devotees offer prayers in front of an idol of Lord Shiva outside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Kolkata

    Posted: 3/2/2011 5:07:16 AM EST
    Hindu devotees offer prayers in front of an idol of Lord Shiva outside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Kolkata March 2, 2011. Hindu women across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, in hope that their husbands will be blessed with long lives. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - Relatives of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Bhatti cry near the site where he was shot by gunmen in Islamabad

    Relatives of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Bhatti cry near the site where he was shot by gunmen in Islamabad

    Posted: 3/2/2011 4:55:27 AM EST
    Relatives of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti cry near the site where he was shot by gunmen in Islamabad March 2, 2011. Bhatti, who had called for changes in the country's controversial blasphemy law, was killed in a gun attack in Islamabad on Wednesday, officials said. REUTERS/Mian Khursheed (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani consoles relatives of slain Shahbaz Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad

    Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani consoles relatives of slain Shahbaz Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad

    Posted: 3/2/2011 4:40:59 AM EST
    Pakistan's Prime Minister Yusuf Raza Gilani (R) consoles relatives of slain Shahbaz Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad on March 2, 2011. A group of gunmen shot dead on Wednesday Bhatti, Pakistan's minister for minorities, a Christian, making him the second senior official to be killed this year for challenging a blasphemy law under which anyone who speaks ill of Islam faces the death penalty. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: CRIME LAW POLITICS RELIGION)
  •  - Security officials examine the bullet-riddled car of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad

    Security officials examine the bullet-riddled car of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad

    Posted: 3/2/2011 4:40:52 AM EST
    Security officials examine the bullet-riddled car of slain Pakistan's Minister for Minorities Shahbaz Bhatti outside the emergency ward of a hospital in Islamabad March 2, 2011. Bhatti, who had called for changes in the country's controversial blasphemy law, was killed in a gun attack in Islamabad on Wednesday, officials said. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION CRIME LAW IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Hindu devotees pour milk over a symbol of Lord Shiva inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh

    Hindu devotees pour milk over a symbol of Lord Shiva inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh

    Posted: 3/2/2011 3:33:58 AM EST
    Hindu devotees pour milk over a Shivling (a symbol of Lord Shiva) inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 2, 2011. Hindu women across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, in hope that their husbands will be blessed with long lives. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - A Hindu devotee offers prayers to Hindu Lord Shiva inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh

    A Hindu devotee offers prayers to Hindu Lord Shiva inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in Chandigarh

    Posted: 3/2/2011 3:30:38 AM EST
    A Hindu devotee offers prayers to Hindu Lord Shiva inside a temple during the Mahashivratri festival in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh March 2, 2011. Hindu women across the country celebrate Mahashivratri, better known as the Lord Shiva's wedding anniversary, in hope that their husbands will be blessed with long lives. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
  •  - File photo of Shahbaz Bhatti, chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, during a news conference in Islamabad

    File photo of Shahbaz Bhatti, chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, during a news conference in Islamabad

    Posted: 3/2/2011 2:03:39 AM EST
    Shahbaz Bhatti (R), chairman of the All Pakistan Minorities Alliance, shows a cross which was burned during an attack on a church in central Punjab province on Saturday during a news conference in Islamabad in this November 14, 2005 file photo. Pakistani Minister for Minorities Bhatti, who has been calling for changes in the country's controversial blasphemy law, was killed in a gun attack in Islamabad on March 2, 2011 a hospital official said. Picture taken November 14, 2005. REUTERS/Faisal Mahmood/Files (PAKISTAN - Tags: CIVIL UNREST RELIGION POLITICS CRIME LAW)
  •  - High school student who defected from North Korea offers incense during their school's foundation anniversary at battlefield of Baengma Goji near demilitarized zone in Cheorwon

    High school student who defected from North Korea offers incense during their school's foundation anniversary at battlefield of Baengma Goji near demilitarized zone in Cheorwon

    Posted: 3/2/2011 12:06:17 AM EST
    Kim Chung-hoon (L), 20, a high school student who defected from North Korea, offers incense during their school's foundation anniversary at the battlefield of Baengma Goji (The Battle of White Horse) near the demilitarized zone in Cheorwon, about 77 km (48 miles) northeast of Seoul, March 2, 2011. About 140 students from Hangyeore Middle and High School for North Korean teenage defectors took part in the ceremony on Wednesday to bless their North Korean relatives, who remain in the North, and hope for the reunification of the two Koreas. The battle is one of the fiercest conflicts in the history of the 1950-53 Korean War. REUTERS/Jo Yong-Hak (SOUTH KOREA - Tags: POLITICS CONFLICT ANNIVERSARY EDUCATION RELIGION)
  •  - Buddhist monks collecting alms pass by a soldier securing a neighborhood, that was recently attacked by car and motorcycle bombs, in the troubled Yala province in southern Thailand

    Buddhist monks collecting alms pass by a soldier securing a neighborhood, that was recently attacked by car and motorcycle bombs, in the troubled Yala province in southern Thailand

    Posted: 3/1/2011 9:50:59 PM EST
    Buddhist monks collecting alms pass by a soldier securing a neighborhood, that was recently attacked by car and motorcycle bombs, in the troubled Yala province in southern Thailand March 2, 2011. Separatists are blamed for most of the attacks on Thailand's predominantly Muslim deep south, which often target Buddhists and Muslims associated with the Thai state, such as police, soldiers, government officials and teachers. No credible group has claimed responsibility for near daily drive-by shootings and bombings, which continue unabated, despite a massive counterinsurgency effort. Yala and Pattani are two of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION CIVIL UNREST MILITARY)
  •  - Recovery workers inspect the fallen spire of the Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch

    Recovery workers inspect the fallen spire of the Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch

    Posted: 3/1/2011 9:00:49 PM EST
    Recovery workers inspect the fallen spire of the Christchurch Cathedral in Christchurch March 2, 2011. New Zealand came to a standstill on Tuesday as people marked the moment a deadly earthquake shattered the country's second-biggest city Christchurch a week ago, and the number of confirmed dead rose by one to 155. REUTERS/Mark Baker/Pool (NEW ZEALAND - Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT RELIGION)
  •  - Russian President Medvedev talks with local officials during his visit to the Central Bhuddist temple in Elista, capital of the Republic of Kalmykia

    Russian President Medvedev talks with local officials during his visit to the Central Bhuddist temple in Elista, capital of the Republic of Kalmykia

    Posted: 3/1/2011 12:45:53 PM EST
    Russian President Dmitry Medvedev (C) talks with local officials during his visit to the Central Bhuddist temple in Elista, capital of the Republic of Kalmykia, March 1, 2011. Medvedev called on Tuesday for the country's jobless rate to be tackled by financing small businesses, which are seen as key to Moscow's economic diversification drive. REUTERS/Vladimir Rodionov/RIA Novosti/Kremlin (RUSSIA - Tags: POLITICS EMPLOYMENT BUSINESS RELIGION) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Devotees gather in front of the Pashupati Temple on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu

    Devotees gather in front of the Pashupati Temple on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu

    Posted: 3/1/2011 9:53:57 AM EST
    Devotees gather in front of the Pashupati Temple on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu March 1, 2011. Hindu devotees and holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival which falls on March 2. This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and celebrated by devotees all over the world, with holy men smoking marijuana and some smearing their bodies with ashes and praying. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - The Pashupatinath Temple is seen on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu

    The Pashupatinath Temple is seen on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu

    Posted: 3/1/2011 9:51:04 AM EST
    The Pashupatinath Temple is seen on the eve of Shivaratri in Kathmandu March 1, 2011. Hindu devotees and holy men from Nepal and India come to this temple to take part in the Shivaratri festival which falls on March 2. This is one of the biggest Hindu festivals dedicated to Lord Shiva and celebrated by devotees all over the world, with holy men smoking marijuana and some smearing their bodies with ashes and praying. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION)
  •  - Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:31:19 AM EST
    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Muslim boys are seen in a class of an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys are seen in a class of an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:30:19 AM EST
    Muslim boys are seen in a class of an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS EDUCATION RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:29:19 AM EST
    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Muslim boys take a nap at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys take a nap at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:28:15 AM EST
    Muslim boys take a nap at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:27:07 AM EST
    Muslim boys pray at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Muslim boys wash themselves before praying at an Islamic school in the village of Lam Mai

    Muslim boys wash themselves before praying at an Islamic school in the village of Lam Mai

    Posted: 3/1/2011 8:25:59 AM EST
    Muslim boys wash themselves before praying at an Islamic school where they live and study the Koran in the village of Lam Mai in the troubled Yala province March 1, 2011. Yala is one of three Muslim-dominated provinces bordering Malaysia where more than 4,300 people, both Muslims and Buddhists, have been killed in a low-level insurgency since 2004. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: EDUCATION POLITICS RELIGION)