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A Buddhist monk chants over candles in a monastery in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Candles are seen in a Buddhist temple, with a view of Swayambhu pagoda in the background, in a Tibetan district of Kathmandu, Nepal.

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Men and women gather to pray in the Church of the Annunciation in Nazareth, Israel.

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A woman lights candles outside the Tomb of Christ in Jerusalem as she waits to enter. The tomb is next to Calvary, or Golgatha, and in close proximity to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The church is built around what is believed to be the site where Jesus was crucified and the tomb (sepulchre) where He was buried.

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A nun kneels in front of a small crowd to pray in front of a shrine in Bethlehem.

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Priests perform a service in Bethlehem.

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A few days before Christmas, worshipers gather in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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Men and children light candles and say prayers at an altar to the Virgin Mary inside the Church of the Nativity in downtown Bethlehem.

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People gather in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem for a Christmas service.

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A few days before Christmas, people light candles in the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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A man reaching to the top candle, lighting his bundle of incense at a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Buddhist woman lights incense and offers prayers in a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Buddhist woman lights incense and offers prayers in a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Buddhist woman lights incense and offers prayers in a temple in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A woman lights incense in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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A Buddhist worshiper makes an offering of incense sticks at Singapore’s Tan Si Chong Su temple.

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Buddhists usually light joss (good luck) sticks in bundles and place them in front of the statues of various significant deities and celestial beings.

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During Thailand’s Loy Krathong festival. Buddhist monks lead a procession as they carry lanterns and walk around the festival grounds to honor Buddha, Siddhartha Gautama.

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People of all ages come to pray, light candles and incense in honor of Buddha on Wan Phrae, a monthly Buddhist holiday in northern Thailand.

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People gather for a memorial ceremony held in Khao Lak, Thailand, in remembrance of the lives lost in the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake and tsunami.

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