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Worshipers bow down before a shrine inside the Gurudwara Bangla Sahib Sikh temple in New Delhi, India.

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent and holiest Sikh shrines in Delhi. It has been an important place of worship for Sikh devotees since the 18th century.

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Gurudwara Bangla Sahib is one of the most prominent and holiest Sikh shrines in Delhi. It has been an important place of worship for Sikh devotees since the 18th century.

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A painting of Buddha on an outside wall of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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Prayer flags and prayer wheels at a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A door in the complex of a museum and temple in the Tang Valley in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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

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Buddhist monks perform a ceremony in a monastery in the Kingdom of Bhutan.

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A Sikh man walks around the Golden Temple complex in Amritsar, India. The Golden Temple is the most sacred shrine and temple in Sikhism.

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Jawbones of sacrificed animals are strung across the front of a room with an ancestral shrine in the Tongo Hills of northern Ghana.

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A traditional Talensi room in the Tongo Hills of Tengzug, Ghana. To the right of its entrance stands an ancestral shrine and the jaw bones of sacrificed donkeys hang above it.

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A traditional Talensi room in the Tongo Hills of Tengzug, Ghana. To the right of its entrance stands an ancestral shrine and the jaw bones of sacrificed donkeys hang above it.

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A sacrificed dog’s skull and bones sit atop a personal shrine in the Tengzug chief’s palace in the Tongo Hills of northern Ghana.

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The Tengzuk chief’s palace is a labyrinth of flat-roofed, mud buildings in the Tongo Hills. Throughout the narrow alleys and outside every home are shrines to ancestors and spirits.

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A woman in Cairo, Egypt touches a picture of Jesus.

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A woman lights a candle inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem.

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Religious artifacts sit on a table inside Dominus Flevit Church, also known as Tear Drop Church. Dominus Flevit is a direct translation of ‘The Lord Cried.’ The Catholic Church is next to the Mount of Olives and is along the path known as The Palm Sunday Walk. The present church was built in 1952 and stands over the site where tradition has it that Jesus prophesied the destruction of Jerusalem.

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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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The Chapel of St. Paul is a modern stone chapel in Damascus that incorporates materials from the Bab Kisan, the ancient city gate through which Paul was hidden and lowered out of a window in Acts 9:25 when he was threatened to be killed by the Jews.

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The Church of Saint Lazarus Al-Eizariya, known in the Bible as Bethany, has mosaic floors dating between the fifth and seventh centuries, as well as an olive press.

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