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An animist shrine with a horned idol covered by blood stains from sacrifices stands on the outskirts of a town in south-central Togo. African Traditional Religion is very common throughout the south of the country but gives way to Islam as one travels north. IMB Photo

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Worshippers offer prayers and offerings at the supposed tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, Pakistan. Ghazi is considered by some to be the patron saint of Karachi. The shrine serves as a pilgrimage site for many and is revered as a holy place. IMB Photo

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Worshippers offer prayers and offerings at the supposed tomb of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, Pakistan. Ghazi is considered by some to be the patron saint of Karachi. The shrine serves as a pilgrimage site for many and is revered as a holy place. IMB Photo

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A Pakistani man reads the Quran at the shrine of Abdullah Shah Ghazi in Karachi, Pakistan. Ghazi is considered by some to be the patron saint of Karachi. The shrine serves as a pilgrimage site for many and is revered as a holy place. IMB Photo

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A view of Angkor Wat in Southeast Asia.

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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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