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  •  - A Kashmiri Muslim clerk displays a relic of Prophet Mohammad to devotees during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar

    A Kashmiri Muslim clerk displays a relic of Prophet Mohammad to devotees during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:05:21 AM EST
    A Kashmiri Muslim clerk displays a relic (inside glass tube) of Prophet Mohammad to devotees during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar June 18, 2012. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Monday thronged to the Hazratbal shrine which houses what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Mohammed. The festival marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A Kashmiri Muslim man prays as balls thrown by children are seen near him during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine

    A Kashmiri Muslim man prays as balls thrown by children are seen near him during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:04:13 AM EST
    A Kashmiri Muslim man prays as balls thrown by children are seen near him during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar June 18, 2012. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Monday thronged to the Hazratbal shrine which houses what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Mohammed. The festival marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Kashmiri Muslim women raise their arms after seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations in Srinagar

    Kashmiri Muslim women raise their arms after seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations in Srinagar

    Posted: 6/18/2012 10:56:08 AM EST
    Kashmiri Muslim women raise their arms after seeing a relic of Prophet Mohammad (not in frame) during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar June 18, 2012. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Monday thronged to the Hazratbal shrine which houses what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Mohammed. The festival marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Kashmiri women perform prayers during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar

    Kashmiri women perform prayers during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar

    Posted: 6/18/2012 10:49:45 AM EST
    Kashmiri women perform prayers during Meeraj-un-Nabi celebrations at Hazratbal shrine in Srinagar June 18, 2012. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims on Monday thronged to the Hazratbal shrine which houses what is believed to be a relic from the beard of Prophet Mohammed. The festival marks the ascension of Prophet Mohammed to Heaven. REUTERS/Fayaz Kabli (INDIAN-ADMINISTERED KASHMIR - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI  recives credential letter from Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, during a meeting at the Vatican

    Pope Benedict XVI recives credential letter from Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, during a meeting at the Vatican

    Posted: 6/18/2012 9:18:36 AM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI (L) receives credential letter from Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, during a meeting at the Vatican June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - Pope Benedict XVI poses with Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See during a meeting at the Vatican

    Pope Benedict XVI poses with Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See during a meeting at the Vatican

    Posted: 6/18/2012 9:16:21 AM EST
    Pope Benedict XVI (L) poses with Eduardo Gutierrez Saenz de Buruaga, new Ambassador of Spain to the Holy See, during a meeting at the Vatican June 18, 2012. REUTERS/Osservatore Romano (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS) THIS IMAGE HAS BEEN SUPPLIED BY A THIRD PARTY. IT IS DISTRIBUTED, EXACTLY AS RECEIVED BY REUTERS, AS A SERVICE TO CLIENTS
  •  - A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Posted: 6/18/2012 9:01:06 AM EST
    A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague June 18, 2012. The three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered detained in prison in March 2012 for mounting a protest "concert" in Moscow's main cathedral, leaping around in brightly coloured masks and brandishing a guitar to recorded music. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - A woman sprays a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    A woman sprays a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:59:19 AM EST
    A woman sprays a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague June 18, 2012. The three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered detained in prison in March 2012 for mounting a protest "concert" in Moscow's main cathedral, leaping around in brightly coloured masks and brandishing a guitar to recorded music. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague

    A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:57:58 AM EST
    A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague June 18, 2012. The three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered detained in prison in March 2012 for mounting a protest "concert" in Moscow's main cathedral, leaping around in brightly coloured masks and brandishing a guitar to recorded music. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - A woman writes down a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    A woman writes down a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian punk band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:55:09 AM EST
    A woman writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague June 18, 2012. The three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered detained in prison in March 2012 for mounting a protest "concert" in Moscow's main cathedral, leaping around in brightly coloured masks and brandishing a guitar to recorded music. The message reads, "Freedom for Pussy Riot". REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Czech Republic's FM Schwarzenberg writes a message on wall in support of detained members of the band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Czech Republic's FM Schwarzenberg writes a message on wall in support of detained members of the band Pussy Riot in Prague

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:52:14 AM EST
    Czech Republic's Foreign Minister Karel Schwarzenberg writes a message on a wall in support of detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot in Prague June 18, 2012. The three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered detained in prison in March 2012 for mounting a protest "concert" in Moscow's main cathedral, leaping around in brightly coloured masks and brandishing a guitar to recorded music. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle in northeastern Mali

    Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle in northeastern Mali

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:51:03 AM EST
    Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group, who said they had come from Niger and Mauritania, ride on a vehicle at Kidal in northeastern Mali, June 16, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - A man gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    A man gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:22:04 AM EST
    A man gathers rice spilled from a humanitarian food convoy that arrived from the Malian capital Bamako in the northeastern city of Gao, June 12, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A girl gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    A girl gathers rice spilled from a food convoy that arrived in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:21:47 AM EST
    A girl gathers rice spilled from a humanitarian food convoy that arrived from the Malian capital Bamako in the northeastern city of Gao, June 14, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 14, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - People gather water from a well in the northeastern Malian city of Kidal

    People gather water from a well in the northeastern Malian city of Kidal

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:21:30 AM EST
    People gather water from a well in the northeastern Malian city of Kidal, June 16, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman wears a veil while weaving at Kidal in northeastern Mali

    A woman wears a veil while weaving at Kidal in northeastern Mali

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:21:04 AM EST
    A woman wears a veil while weaving at Kidal in northeastern Mali, June 16, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Travellers board a truck on a road near Kidal in northeastern Mali

    Travellers board a truck on a road near Kidal in northeastern Mali

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:20:58 AM EST
    Travellers board a truck on a road near Kidal in northeastern Mali, June 16, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A looted Western Union office is seen in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    A looted Western Union office is seen in the northeastern Malian city of Gao

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:16:17 AM EST
    A looted Western Union office is seen in the northeastern Malian city of Gao, June 16, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 16, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION CRIME LAW BUSINESS)
  •  - Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle between Gao and Kidal in northeastern Mali

    Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle between Gao and Kidal in northeastern Mali

    Posted: 6/18/2012 8:07:22 AM EST
    Militiaman from the Ansar Dine Islamic group ride on an armed vehicle between Gao and Kidal in northeastern Mali, June 12, 2012. The leader of the Ansar Dine Islamic group in northern Mali has rejected any form of independence of the northern half of the country and has vowed to pursue plans to impose sharia law throughout the West African nation. Iyad Ag Ghali's stance could further deepen the rift between his group and the separatist Tuareg rebels of the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad (MNLA) as both vie for the control of the desert region. Picture taken June 12, 2012. REUTERS/Adama Diarra (MALI - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Foreign residents attend a mass at the Saint Andrew Apostle church in Ajijic

    Foreign residents attend a mass at the Saint Andrew Apostle church in Ajijic

    Posted: 6/17/2012 8:09:07 PM EST
    Foreign residents attend a mass at the Saint Andrew Apostle church in Ajijic June 10, 2012. For decades, American and Canadian expats have flocked to the shores of Chapala, seeking refuge in the spring-like climate of Mexico's largest natural lake, where English author D.H. Lawrence once came for inspiration. But the calm of the clustered lakeside retreats was shattered in May 2012 when suspected drug-gang hitmen kidnapped a group of Mexican locals and dumped 18 decapitated bodies in two vehicles just miles (kilometres) from the lakeside tourist enclave of Ajijic. Picture taken June 10, 2012. REUTERS/Alejandro Acosta (MEXICO - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW DRUGS SOCIETY RELIGION TRAVEL)