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  •  - A gang member flashes his gang's sign during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador

    A gang member flashes his gang's sign during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador

    Posted: 6/19/2012 11:56:10 PM EST
    A gang member flashes his gang's sign during a mass at the prison of Izalco, about 65 km (40 miles) from San Salvador June 19, 2012. Last Saturday marked the 100th day of an unprecedented truce between two violent Salvadoran gangs to reduce the high rate of homicides in the Central American country, which has begun to yield the expected results, said the Catholic church. The leaders of the Mara Salvatrucha (MS-13) gang and their rival 18 decided last March to end the fighting and killing among them to reduce the alarming murder rates in the impoverished country. REUTERS/Ulises Rodriguez (EL SALVADOR - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CRIME LAW RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Posted: 6/19/2012 11:55:39 PM EST
    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem June 19, 2012. Yousef, a Hamas leader's son who spied on the Palestinian Islamist movement for Israel, and then wrote about his exploits while in exile, has turned his sights on the religion of his father. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun
  •  - Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:58:34 PM EST
    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem June 19, 2012. Yousef, a Hamas leader's son who spied on the Palestinian Islamist movement for Israel, and then wrote about his exploits while in exile, has turned his sights on the religion of his father. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:57:00 PM EST
    Mosab Hassan Yousef poses for a photo before a news conference in Jerusalem June 19, 2012. Yousef, a Hamas leader's son who spied on the Palestinian Islamist movement for Israel, and then wrote about his exploits while in exile, has turned his sights on the religion of his father. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
  •  - Supporters of the detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot wave flags during a protest rally in Prague

    Supporters of the detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot wave flags during a protest rally in Prague

    Posted: 6/19/2012 1:43:45 PM EST
    Supporters of the detained members of the Russian all-girl punk rock band Pussy Riot wave flags during a protest rally in Prague June 19, 2012. Three members of an anti-Kremlin punk band were ordered to be 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)
  •  - The Al-Aqsa mosque is seen in Jerusalem's Old City

    The Al-Aqsa mosque is seen in Jerusalem's Old City

    Posted: 6/19/2012 10:17:06 AM EST
    The Al-Aqsa mosque is seen on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City May 23, 2012. The grand mosques in Mecca and Medina, the two holiest in Islam, draw millions of pilgrims annually. Al-Aqsa, the last of the three sacred sites the Prophet Mohammad urged Muslims to visit, sees only a few thousand foreign worshippers a year. Picture taken May 23, 2012. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION POLITICS)
  •  - A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:17:17 AM EST
    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION)
  •  - A robot is seen as Buddhist monks pray during a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks pray during a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:15:23 AM EST
    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks pray during a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk past students who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk past students who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/19/2012 2:11:55 AM EST
    A robot is seen as Buddhist monks walk past students who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: EDUCATION RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - A woman is reflected in one of the mirrors displayed with portraits of various gods and goddesses for sale in Bhaktapur

    A woman is reflected in one of the mirrors displayed with portraits of various gods and goddesses for sale in Bhaktapur

    Posted: 6/19/2012 12:22:20 AM EST
    A woman is reflected in one of the mirrors displayed with portraits of various gods and goddesses for sale at the ancient city of Bhaktapur, near Kathmandu June 19, 2012. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
  •  - Buddhist monks walk in lines past student who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Buddhist monks walk in lines past student who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/19/2012 12:01:15 AM EST
    Buddhist monks walk in lines past student who have gathered for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: EDUCATION RELIGION SOCIETY)
  •  - Buddhist monks sit wait for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Buddhist monks sit wait for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:58:14 PM EST
    Buddhist monks sit wait for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - A Buddhist monk sits and waits for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    A Buddhist monk sits and waits for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:53:03 PM EST
    A Buddhist monk sits and waits for a mass alms-offering ceremony at King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang in Bangkok June 19, 2012. The ceremony was held to mark the 2,600th anniversary of the enlightenment of Lord Buddha. REUTERS/Sukree Sukplang (THAILAND - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION SOCIETY)
  •  - Abul Foyaz Abdul Hakim, an ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, sits in his living room with his family at their house in Kuala Lumpur

    Abul Foyaz Abdul Hakim, an ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, sits in his living room with his family at their house in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:38:14 AM EST
    Abul Foyaz Abdul Hakim, an ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, sits in his living room with his family at their house in Kuala Lumpur May 31, 2012. Abul Foyaz came to Malaysia 18 years ago, got married and raised his children in Malaysia. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken May 31, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia waits for a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia waits for a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:37:59 AM EST
    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia waits for a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia looks on as he finishes his prayer at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia looks on as he finishes his prayer at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:34:09 AM EST
    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia looks on as he finishes his prayer at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia wait for a prayer next to a display of Koranic verses outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia wait for a prayer next to a display of Koranic verses outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:34:02 AM EST
    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia wait for a prayer next to a display of Koranic verses that say "I bear witness that there is no god but Allah, and I bear witness that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah", outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, wearing a traditional Malay "songkok" prayer cap, recites prayers at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, wearing a traditional Malay "songkok" prayer cap, recites prayers at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:33:59 AM EST
    An ethnic Rohingya from Myanmar and living in Malaysia, wearing a traditional Malay "songkok" prayer cap, recites prayers at a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia gather before a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia gather before a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:29:12 AM EST
    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia gather before a prayer at the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)
  •  - Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia talk as they wait for a prayer outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia talk as they wait for a prayer outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur

    Posted: 6/18/2012 11:29:09 AM EST
    Ethnic Rohingyas from Myanmar and living in Malaysia talk as they wait for a prayer outside a mosque in Kuala Lumpur June 17, 2012. The Rohingya in Myanmar are usually landless as well as stateless, and scratch a living from low-paid casual labor. During the so-called "sailing season" between monsoons, thousands of Rohingya attempt to cross the Bay of Bengal in small, ramshackle fishing boats. Their destination: Muslim-majority Malaysia, where thousands of Rohingya work, mostly illegally. Every year up to 40 villagers head out to sea on Malaysia-bound boats. They each pay about 200,000 kyat, or $250, a small fortune by local standards. But the extended Rohingya families who raise the sum regard it as an investment. Picture taken June 17, 2012. REUTERS/Bazuki Muhammad (MALAYSIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION CONFLICT)