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July 14, 2016
A man lies on the floor during a ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello SEARCH "SANTERIA" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "THE WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES.    TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY - RTX2JSYL

(A man lies on the floor during a ritual at the Sorte Mountain on the outskirts of Chivacoa, in the state of Yaracuy, Venezuela October 10, 2015. REUTERS/Marco Bello)

Asking employee to remove headscarf is discrimination – EU court advisor

July 13, 2016
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(An employee (L)  prepares a food order at the counter of the Beurger King Muslim halal fast food restaurant in Clichy-sous-Bois, a suburb east of Paris, August 8, 2005/Jacky Naegelen)

Egypt orders Muslim preachers to deliver identical weekly sermons

July 13, 2016
The minbar, or pulpit, in the XXX Mosque in Cairo

(The minbar, or pulpit, on the right in the Sultan Hasan Mosque in Cairo, 7 July 2012/Frank Schulenburg)

Israeli military chief rabbi-designate under fire over remarks on rape

July 13, 2016
Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, Israeli military chief rabbi-designate, is seen in this handout picture received by Reuters from the Israeli Defence Force (IDF) Spokesperson Unit on July 13, 2016. Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson Unit/Handout via REUTERS

(Rabbi Colonel Eyal Karim, Israeli military chief rabbi-designate, July 13, 2016/Courtesy of IDF Spokesperson Unit)

Vatican promotes American journalist as new spokesman for Pope Francis

July 13, 2016
New Vatican spokesman Greg Burke greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican July 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters

(New Vatican spokesman Greg Burke greets Pope Francis during a meeting at the Vatican July 11, 2016. Osservatore Romano/Handout via Reuters)

Famed Pakistan philanthropist Abdul Sattar Edhi dies in Karachi

July 13, 2016
Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi holds a child handed over to him by local police in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Mohsin Hassan/File Photo - RTX2KECT

Renowned social worker Abdul Sattar Edhi holds a child handed over to him by local police in Karachi, Pakistan, March 15, 2002. REUTERS/Mohsin Hassan/File Photo – RTX2KECT

French cardinal suspends four paedophile priests in Lyon

July 3, 2016
French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin attends a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016.  REUTERS/Robert Pratta       - RTSC927

(French Archbishop Philippe Barbarin attends a Good Friday mass in Saint-Jean Cathedral in Lyon, France, March 25, 2016. REUTERS/Robert Pratta)

In memoirs, ex-pope Benedict says Vatican ‘gay lobby’ tried to wield power

July 2, 2016
Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile

(Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI waves before a mass in Saint Peter’s square at the Vatican September 28, 2014. REUTERS/Tony Gentile)

Islamic State militants kill Coptic Orthodox priest in Egypt’s North Sinai

July 2, 2016
(The Hanging Church, one of the main Coptic churches in Cairo,

(The Hanging Church — so named because its nave is suspended over a passageway — in the Coptic quarter of Old Cairo, 16 July 2010/Bekoniwitch)

Hindu priest hacked to death in Bangladesh

July 2, 2016
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(A Bangladesh Hindu temple, the Boro Shiva Mandir in Puthia, Rajshahi, 17 April 2015/Omitab Obak)