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THAILAND-BUDDHISM/WOMEN
RTX6KRA5
January 03, 2019
A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice...
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
The Wider Image: Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition
A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female Songdhammakalyani monastery outside Bangkok. Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that, since 1928, has forbidden the ordination of women. The country does not recognize female monks or novices. One option for devout Thai women is to become white-clad Buddhist nuns, who follow a less-strict religious regimen than monks and are often relegated to housekeeping tasks in temples. In recent years, more Thai Buddhist women seeking to become full-fledged "bhikkunis," or female monks, have been defying the tradition by pursuing the other option: getting ordained overseas, usually in Sri Lanka or India. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "FEMALE MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY. Matching text: THAILAND-BUDDHISM/WOMEN
BOLIVIA-CRIME/
RTX1P8V0
August 23, 2015
Relatives of Andrea Alvarez, whose death is being investigated as a femicide, attend a funeral and a...
La Paz, Bolivia
Relatives of Andrea Alvarez, whose death is being investigated as a femicide, attend a funeral and a...
Relatives of Andrea Alvarez, whose death is being investigated as a femicide, attend a funeral and a protest rally by activists against femicide in La Paz, Bolivia August 22, 2015. Alvarez died early on August 19, 2015, from injuries authorities say were caused by a vehicle driven by William Kushner, a man she was involved with. Kushner has been charged with femicide, and denies the charge, according to local media. Some 39 cases of femicide have been recorded in La Paz, and more than 200 nationwide, since 2013, local media reported. The words on the balloon read "Woman, neither submissive nor devout, free". REUTERS/David Mercado
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4YHFL
June 02, 2015
Married Hindu women tie sacred threads around a banyan tree, believed to be a divine wishing tree, at...
Ahmedabad, India
Married Hindu women tie sacred threads around a banyan tree at a ceremony during the Hindu religious...
Married Hindu women tie sacred threads around a banyan tree, believed to be a divine wishing tree, at a ceremony to pray for good luck during the Hindu religious festival of Vata Savitri Purnima in Ahmedabad, India, June 2, 2015. During the festival, married women fast for the whole day to pray for the betterment of their husbands, family and society. REUTERS/Amit Dave
BRAZIL-IMMIGRANTS/
RTX1ED9L
May 24, 2015
A Haitian immigrant prays during a mass in an evangelical church, at the Glicerio neighborhood of Sao...
Sao Paulo, Brazil
A Haitian immigrant prays during a mass in an evangelical church, at the Glicerio neighborhood of Sao...
A Haitian immigrant prays during a mass in an evangelical church, at the Glicerio neighborhood of Sao Paulo May 24, 2015. Three years ago, the Brazil government announced the creation of a humanitarian visa that would be exclusively issued to Haitian refugees after the devastating 2010 earthquake on the island. Around 13,000 Haitians immigrants have arrived in Brazil looking for work from the northern state of Acre, local media reported. REUTERS/Nacho Doce TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
KENYA-RELIGION/
RTR4W5GI
April 05, 2015
Christians pray during an Easter Sunday service in a church in Garissa April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic...
Garissa, Kenya
Christians pray during an Easter Sunday service in a church in Garissa
Christians pray during an Easter Sunday service in a church in Garissa April 5, 2015. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
VENEZUELA-RELIGION/
RTR4VS91
April 01, 2015
Venezuelan penitents attend a mass at the Santa Teresa's Basilica during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas...
Caracas, Venezuela
Venezuelan penitents attend a mass at the Santa Teresa's Basilica during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas...
Venezuelan penitents attend a mass at the Santa Teresa's Basilica during Holy Week celebrations in Caracas April 1, 2015. Catholic faithful attended the ceremony to venerate the Nazarene of St Paul. REUTERS/Carlos Garcia Rawlins
EUROZONE-GREECE/
RTR4U0JE
March 19, 2015
Poor people pray before eating lunch at the Orthodox church "Galini" foundation soup kitchen in Athens...
Athens, Greece
Poor people eat at a free food distribution center in Athens
Poor people pray before eating lunch at the Orthodox church "Galini" foundation soup kitchen in Athens March 19, 2015. Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras lambasted European partners on Wednesday for criticising a new anti-poverty law hours before it was voted on, saying it was the euro zone rather than Athens that must stop "unilateral actions" and keep its word. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis
CANADA-NORTHKOREA/
RTR4SNMG
March 09, 2015
A sound operator prays on top of his soundboard during a prayer service for Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, inside...
Mississauga, Canada
A sound operator prays on top of his soundboard during a prayer service for Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, inside...
A sound operator prays on top of his soundboard during a prayer service for Reverend Hyeon Soo Lim, inside a chapel at the Light Korean Presbyterian Church in Mississauga, March 9, 2015. The Rev. Hyeon Soo Lim, 60, the leader of the 3,000-member Light Korean Presbyterian Church in suburban Toronto, was last heard from on Jan. 31 and is believed to be the Canadian who diplomats have confirmed is being detained by North Korean authorities. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (CANADA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
ISRAEL-POLITICS/
RTR4RKM5
February 28, 2015
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, during...
Jerusalem, Israel
Israel's PM Netanyahu touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, during a visit in Jerusalem's...
Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu touches the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, during a visit in Jerusalem's Old City February 28, 2015. REUTERS/Marc Sellem/Pool (JERUSALEM - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION TRAVEL TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
COSTARICA-RELIGION/
RTR4Q4VM
February 18, 2015
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at...
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, February 18, 2015. Wednesday marked the first day of the 40-day period of Lent during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: RELIGION)
COSTARICA-RELIGION/
RTR4Q4RM
February 18, 2015
A woman prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose,...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A woman prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose...
A woman prays during the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, February 18, 2015. Wednesday marked the first day of the 40-day period of Lent during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: RELIGION)
COSTARICA-RELIGION/
RTR4Q4PM
February 18, 2015
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during a mass at the traditional Ash Wednesday service,...
San Jose, Costa Rica
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during a mass at the traditional Ash Wednesday service,...
A woman with a cross of ashes on her forehead prays during a mass at the traditional Ash Wednesday service, at the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Jose, February 18, 2015. Wednesday marked the first day of the 40-day period of Lent during which Roman Catholics are called to make some form of sacrifice, usually by fasting for a short period. REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LUNARNEWYEAR-SINGAPORE/
RTR4Q4DR
February 18, 2015
A woman prays with her joss sticks at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore February 18, 2015....
Singapore, Singapore
A woman prays with her joss sticks at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore
A woman prays with her joss sticks at the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho temple in Singapore February 18, 2015. Each year, at the stroke of midnight, hundreds of people vie to be the first to place joss sticks in an urn at the temple to mark an auspicious start to their year. The Chinese Lunar New Year on February 19 will welcome the Year of the Sheep (also known as the Year of the Goat or Ram). Picture taken February 18, 2015. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
THAILAND-KING/
RTR48YHU
October 05, 2014
A woman prays for the health of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siriraj hospital in...
Bangkok, Thailand
A woman prays for the health of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siriraj hospital in...
A woman prays for the health of Thailand's revered King Bhumibol Adulyadej at the Siriraj hospital in Bangkok October 5, 2014. King Bhumibol Adulyadej, the world's longest-reigning monarch, was readmitted to a Bangkok hospital late on Friday after leaving it last month, the palace said in an announcement on Saturday. The 86-year-old king has been admitted for a high fever and the diagnosis suggested blood infection, so doctors had asked him to stay at Siriraj hospital for special treatment, the Bureau of the Royal Household said in a statement. REUTERS/Damir Sagolj (THAILAND - Tags: ROYALS SOCIETY HEALTH RELIGION)
IRAQ-CRISIS/
RTR471N4
September 20, 2014
A displaced girl from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, worships...
SHIKHAN, Iraq
A displaced girl from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, worships...
A displaced girl from the minority Yazidi sect, who fled violence in the Iraqi town of Sinjar, worships at their main holy temple Lalish in Shikhan September 20, 2014. Followers of an ancient religion derived from Zoroastrianism, the Yazidi fled their homeland in the Sinjar mountains as Islamic State militants, who see them as devil worshippers, seized towns and carried out mass killings in August. REUTERS/Ahmed Jadallah (IRAQ - Tags: CIVIL UNREST CONFLICT RELIGION)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/
RTR465ST
September 14, 2014
Armed Ukrainian soldiers attend a religious service in a blindage on the outskirts of the southern coastal...
Mariupol, Ukraine
Armed Ukrainian soldiers attend a religious service in a blindage on the outskirts of Mariupol
Armed Ukrainian soldiers attend a religious service in a blindage on the outskirts of the southern coastal town of Mariupol September 14, 2014. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (UKRAINE - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS CONFLICT MILITARY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42POC
August 17, 2014
An Amish family walks to their friends' house for a visit as seen on a buggy tour through Lancaster County,...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
An Amish family walks to their friends' house for a visit as seen on a buggy tour through Lancaster County,...
An Amish family walks to their friends' house for a visit as seen on a buggy tour through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: ANIMALS AGRICULTURE RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PO2
August 17, 2014
An Amish boy jumps on a trampoline at his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
An Amish boy jumps on a trampoline at his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
An Amish boy jumps on a trampoline at his home in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PO1
August 17, 2014
A silhouetted Amish man waits during his buggy tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014....
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
A silhouetted Amish man waits during his buggy tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvaniaty
A silhouetted Amish man waits during his buggy tour in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNW
August 17, 2014
An Amish boy sells painted horseshoes to tourists in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
An Amish boy sells painted horseshoes to tourists in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
An Amish boy sells painted horseshoes to tourists in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNU
August 17, 2014
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, leads tourists through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014....
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, leads tourists through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, leads tourists through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION AGRICULTURE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNT
August 17, 2014
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, closes the door of his buggy during a tour through Lancaster County,...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, closes the door of his buggy during a tour through Lancaster County,...
John Fisher, an Amish buggy driver, closes the door of his buggy during a tour through Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA EDUCATION TRAVEL ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNS
August 17, 2014
Amish youths wait on customers at a farmer's market produce booth in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Amish youths wait on customers at a farmer's market produce booth in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania...
Amish youths wait on customers at a farmer's market produce booth in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: FOOD RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNM
August 17, 2014
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNL
August 17, 2014
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Film maker Mary Haverstick poses in a corn field in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PNH
August 17, 2014
Dan Roller photographs his wife, Sharon, seated on a buggy, at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Dan Roller photographs his wife, Sharon, seated on a buggy, at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination...
Dan Roller photographs his wife, Sharon, seated on a buggy, at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: EDUCATION TRAVEL AGRICULTURE MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PN9
August 17, 2014
Souvenirs are seen on sale at a gift shop within the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Souvenirs are seen on sale at a gift shop within the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village...
Souvenirs are seen on sale at a gift shop within the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT RELIGION TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PN8
August 17, 2014
Haya Almekemi and Moaath, 5, visiting from Kuwait, shop for an example of Amish girls' clothing at a...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Haya Almekemi and Moaath, 5, visiting from Kuwait, shop for an example of Amish girls' clothing at a...
Haya Almekemi and Moaath, 5, visiting from Kuwait, shop for an example of Amish girls' clothing at a gift shop within the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: TRAVEL RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMY
August 17, 2014
A tour group listens to tour guide Joe Ditzler discuss Amish women's clothing at the Amish Experience,...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
A tour group listens to tour guide Joe Ditzler discuss Amish women's clothing at the Amish Experience,...
A tour group listens to tour guide Joe Ditzler discuss Amish women's clothing at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT EDUCATION TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMX
August 17, 2014
Amish dig a grave in a cemetery in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Amish dig a grave in a cemetery in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Amish dig a grave in a cemetery in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: AGRICULTURE RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMS
August 17, 2014
A multi-leveled clothesline hangs at an Amish residence in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014....
Lancaster County, UNITED STATES
A multi-leveled clothesline hangs at an Amish residence in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
A multi-leveled clothesline hangs at an Amish residence in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMR
August 17, 2014
Tour guide Art Pavlatos wears a branded short-sleeved dress shirt at the Amish Experience, a tourism...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
Tour guide Art Pavlatos wears a branded short-sleeved dress shirt at the Amish Experience, a tourism...
Tour guide Art Pavlatos wears a branded short-sleeved dress shirt at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT AGRICULTURE TRAVEL)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMM
August 17, 2014
An Amish horse-drawn buggy is shown on video involved in a fatal accident, part of a narrative in a multi-media...
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
An Amish horse-drawn buggy is shown on video involved in a fatal accident, part of a narrative in a multi-media...
An Amish horse-drawn buggy is shown on video involved in a fatal accident, part of a narrative in a multi-media presentation at the Amish Experience, a tourism destination in the village of Bird-in-Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION ANIMALS AGRICULTURE EDUCATION ENTERTAINMENT MEDIA)
USA-AMISH/TV
RTR42PMD
August 17, 2014
An Amish man travels on a dirt road by a horse-drawn buggy in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014....
Bird in Hand, UNITED STATES
An Amish man travels on a dirt road by a horse-drawn buggy in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania
An Amish man travels on a dirt road by a horse-drawn buggy in Bird in Hand, Pennsylvania August 9, 2014. It's that Old World charm of the Amish that draws 8 million tourists - and $1.9 billion - each year to Pennsylvania's Lancaster County, home of the nation's largest Amish community of 31,000. What the Amish don't do, supporters say, is tote rifles as part of a violent protection racket - as depicted in the television show "Amish Mafia" - or regularly defy their religion, like in "Breaking Amish" and "Breaking Amish: Brave New World." And, Amish horror stories are not the norm, despite the plot lines of the upcoming "Amish Haunting." Filmmaker Mary Haverstick is leading a push to eject the shows, airing on the Discovery Channel and related networks, from Lancaster County. The movement is gathering support because of what some see as a demeaning, inaccurate portrayal of the gentle, devout group. But some wonder if the hard-edged reality TV approach is that different from the soft exploitation of the Amish by the local tourism industry. In both, the Amish are unpaid, costumed "extras." Picture taken August 9, 2014. REUTERS/Mark Makela (UNITED STATES - Tags: AGRICULTURE ANIMALS RELIGION MEDIA ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY SOCIETY)
MIDEAST-GAZA/
RTR42JIR
August 15, 2014
Unexploded shells that have been disarmed, which Palestinians say were fired by Israeli troops during...
Gaza, Palestinian Territories
Unexploded shells that have been disarmed, which Palestinians say were fired by Israeli troops during...
Unexploded shells that have been disarmed, which Palestinians say were fired by Israeli troops during the Israeli offensive, are placed by worshippers near themselves as they perform Friday prayers next to the remains of a mosque which witnesses said was destroyed by an Israel air strike during the offensive, on the second day of a five-day ceasefire in the central Gaza Strip August 15, 2014. Two successive truces since Monday, expected to last through Aug. 19, have largely quieted the guns, after 1,945 Palestinians, most of them civilians, 64 Israeli soldiers and three civilians in Israel were killed. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa (GAZA - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MIDEAST-GAZA/
RTR40GSZ
July 29, 2014
An Israeli soldier prays as he sits atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 29, 2014. Israel's military...
Sderot, Israel
An Israeli soldier prays as he sits atop a tank near the border with Gaza
An Israeli soldier prays as he sits atop a tank near the border with Gaza July 29, 2014. Israel's military pounded targets in the Gaza Strip on Tuesday after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country should prepare for a long conflict in the Palestinian enclave, squashing any hopes of a swift end to 22 days of fighting. Israel launched its offensive on July 8 with the aim of halting rocket attacks by Hamas and its allies. It later ordered a land invasion to find and destroy the warren of Hamas tunnels that criss-crosses the border area. REUTERS/Siegfried Modola (ISRAEL - Tags: CIVIL UNREST MILITARY CONFLICT RELIGION)
PHILIPPINES/
RTR3X1U9
July 04, 2014
Muslim men are reflected in a puddle as they pray by a roadside during the holy fasting month of Ramadan...
Manila, Philippines
Muslim men are reflected in a puddle as they pray by a roadside during the holy fasting month of Ramadan...
Muslim men are reflected in a puddle as they pray by a roadside during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in front of Al-Saite Mosque in Baseco, Tondo city, metro Manila July 4, 2014. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NIGERIA-GIRLS/
RTR3QOCU
May 24, 2014
Young women pray at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA...
Maiduguri, Nigeria
Young women pray at an Islamic school in Maiduguri
Young women pray at an Islamic school in Maiduguri, Nigeria, May 24, 2014. REUTERS/Joe Penney (NIGERIA - Tags: RELIGION EDUCATION)
ISRAEL-POPE/
RTR3QFMR
May 22, 2014
A pilgrim prays inside the Roman Catholic Chapel of Mary Magdalene in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...
Jerusalem, Israel
A man prays inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City
A pilgrim prays inside the Roman Catholic Chapel of Mary Magdalene in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City May 16, 2014. For as long as Christians have been coming to the Holy City, they have retraced the final steps of Jesus during his Passion. Fourteen stations of the cross are marked along a meandering pathway through bustling markets, streets crowded with praying pilgrims and shoppers, as well as residents, and devotees of the world's major religions. Pope Francis will pray at the church during his visit to Jordan, the Palestinian Territories and Israel between May 24 to May 26, on his first trip as pope to the region. Picture taken May 16, 2014. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GREECE/
RTR3LV5S
April 18, 2014
Greek pilgrims pray outside Saint Nicholas orthodox church at Porto Lagos in northern Greece during a...
PORTO LAGOS, Greece
Pilgrims pray on Good Friday in northern Greece
Greek pilgrims pray outside Saint Nicholas orthodox church at Porto Lagos in northern Greece during a Good Friday mass April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yannis Behrakis (GREECE - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES
RTR3LS29
April 18, 2014
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the...
Pampanga, Philippines
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the...
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. Penitents are nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday which is the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SURINAME/
RTR3K72N
April 07, 2014
Surinamese Roman Catholics pray during the ceremony to elevate the 129-year-old Saint Peter and Paul...
Paramaribo, Suriname
Surinamese Roman Catholics pray during the ceremony to elevate the 129-year-old Saint Peter and Paul...
Surinamese Roman Catholics pray during the ceremony to elevate the 129-year-old Saint Peter and Paul Cathedral to the category of Basilica Minore in Paramaribo April 6, 2014. The basilica, built between 1883 and 1885 completely of cedar and considered today the largest and tallest wooden structure in the Western Hemisphere, has interior carvings done by Maroons, runaway African slaves, after the abolition of slavery. REUTERS/Ranu Abhelakh (SURINAME - Tags: RELIGION)
CHINA-CATHOLICS/
RTR3JEKO
April 01, 2014
Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin November 10, 2013....
Tianjin, China
Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin
Believers take part in a weekend mass at an underground Catholic church in Tianjin November 10, 2013. Picture taken November 10, 2013.
To match Special Report CHINA-CATHOLICS/
REUTERS/Kim Kyung-Hoon (CHINA - Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)
MALAYSIA/
RTR3G1YF
March 05, 2014
A Muslim woman cries during a special prayer outside Malaysia's Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, outside...
Putrajaya, Malaysia
A Muslim woman cries during a special prayer outside Malaysia's Court of Appeal in Putrajaya
A Muslim woman cries during a special prayer outside Malaysia's Court of Appeal in Putrajaya, outside Kuala Lumpur, March 5, 2014. Malaysia's Federal Court has reserved its ruling on an appeal from a Catholic newspaper to use the word Allah to refer to God, an issue that had fanned religious tensions and raised questions over minority rights in this mainly Muslim country. REUTERS/Samsul Said (MALAYSIA - Tags: RELIGION LAW)
INDONESIA
RTX181Y4
January 31, 2014
A man prays for good fortune while holding incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at...
Jakarta, Indonesia
A man prays for good fortune while holding incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at...
A man prays for good fortune while holding incense on the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year at Petak Sembilan Temple, in Jakarta January 31, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31. REUTERS/Beawiharta (INDONESIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHINA/
RTX17ZEW
January 29, 2014
A man prays as people hold incense sticks at the Old City God Temple in Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai January...
Shanghai, China
A man prays as people hold incense sticks at the Old City God Temple in Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai
A man prays as people hold incense sticks at the Old City God Temple in Yuyuan Garden in Shanghai January 29, 2014. According to the Chinese lunar calendar, the Chinese New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on January 31. REUTERS/Carlos Barria (CHINA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN/
RTX17A7L
January 12, 2014
Men wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo January...
Tokyo, Japan
Men wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo
Men wearing loin cloths pray as they bathe in ice-cold water at the Teppozu Inari shrine in Tokyo January 12, 2014. According to organizers, about 100 participants took part in the Shinto ceremony to purify their souls and wish for good health in the new year. REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
NIGERIA/
RTX16Z1S
January 01, 2014
A woman prays during a New Year's day service at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Abuja, January 1,...
Abuja, Nigeria
A woman prays during a New Year's day service at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Abuja
A woman prays during a New Year's day service at the Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Abuja, January 1, 2014. REUTERS/Afolabi Sotunde (NIGERIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NEPAL/
RTX16YV8
January 01, 2014
A Buddhist devotee offers prayers next to burning incense, at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A Buddhist devotee offers prayers next to burning incense, at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu...
A Buddhist devotee offers prayers next to burning incense, at the premises of Boudhanath Stupa in Kathmandu January 1, 2014. Listed as a world heritage site by UNESCO, the Boudhanath Stupa is considered one of the holiest places for Buddhists. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SRILANKA/
RTX16YRP
January 01, 2014
A Buddhist devotee prays at a temple during New Year celebrations in Colombo January 1, 2014. Sri Lankans...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
A Buddhist devotee prays at a temple during New Year celebrations in Colombo
A Buddhist devotee prays at a temple during New Year celebrations in Colombo January 1, 2014. Sri Lankans start the new year by visiting temples to participate in religious ceremonies, praying for success in life and finance. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte (SRI LANKA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
JAPAN/
RTX16YJ9
January 01, 2014
People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo January 1, 2014. Many...
Tokyo, Japan
People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo
People offer prayers on the first day of the new year at Meiji Shrine in Tokyo January 1, 2014. Many people from across Japan visit shrines and temples to make new year wishes as they pray for the safety of the household, good relationships and success in business on the first day of the New Year. REUTERS/Yuya Shino (JAPAN - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTX16WGO
December 29, 2013
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December...
Madrid, Spain
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid
Priests in white robes walk to give communion to people at an outdoor Catholic mass in Madrid, December 29, 2013. Tens of thousands attended a mass celebrating the traditional family unit in Madrid, nine days after the government proposed to change the abortion law making it more difficult for women to terminate a pregnancy. REUTERS/Susana Vera (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY POLITICS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
RTX16WCP
December 29, 2013
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer in Saint...
Faithful are pictured through the water of a fountain as Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican December 29, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
AFGHANISTAN-ECONOMY/PACT
RTX16NFF
December 18, 2013
A man prays inside a shop at a shopping mall in Kabul December 17, 2013. When Afghan President Hamid...
Kabul, Afghanistan
A man prays inside a shop at a shopping mall in Kabul
A man prays inside a shop at a shopping mall in Kabul December 17, 2013. When Afghan President Hamid Karzai announced he would delay signing a vital security pact with the United States, amid the hubbub of dismay, the Afghan elite gathered in the room might have heard the sound of the country's economic bubble bursting. Since late November, when Karzai defied a consensus in favour of the bilateral security agreement (BSA) that had been reached by elders at a loya jirga, or grand assembly, almost every reliable economic indicator has got worse. Picture taken on December 17, 2013. REUTERS/Omar Sobhani (AFGHANISTAN - Tags: SOCIETY BUSINESS POLITICS)
ISRAEL/
RTX163MR
December 04, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Jewish seminary student lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 4, 2013.
REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL/
RTX16396
December 04, 2013
Jewish worshippers stand near a Menorah during the holiday of Hanukkah, at the Western Wall, Judaism's...
Jerusalem, Israel
Jewish worshippers stand near a Menorah at the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Old City
Jewish worshippers stand near a Menorah during the holiday of Hanukkah, at the Western Wall, Judaism's holiest prayer site, in Jerusalem's Old City December 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ISRAEL/
RTX15ZUQ
December 01, 2013
A Jewish seminary student lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Jewish seminary student lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem
A Jewish seminary student lights candles for the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood December 1, 2013. Hanukkah, also known as the Festival of Lights, is one of the most important Jewish holidays and is celebrated by Jews worldwide. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
GUATEMALA/
RTX15SYZ
November 25, 2013
A woman takes part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence...
Guatemala, Guatemala
A woman commemorates International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City...
A woman takes part in a demonstration to commemorate International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women in Guatemala City, November 25, 2013. Organisers said around 696 women were killed in Guatemala so far in the year 2013 as a consequence of discrimination against women. The sign reads, "Not submissive, not devout, free, cute and crazy". REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA
RTX157IL
November 10, 2013
A camel trader wearing his traditional headgear prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Pushkar...
Pushkar, India
A camel trader prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Pushkar Fair in Rajasthan
A camel trader wearing his traditional headgear prays while holding burning incense sticks at the Pushkar Fair in the Indian desert state of Rajasthan November 10, 2013. Many international and domestic tourists throng to Pushkar to witness one of the most colourful and popular fairs in India. Thousands of animals, mainly camels, are brought to the fair to be sold and traded. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood (INDIA - Tags: SOCIETY ANIMALS TRAVEL)
INDIA
RTX1569Q
November 09, 2013
Hindu women carrying offerings stand in the waters of the Sun Lake as they worship the Sun god Surya...
Chandigarh, India
Hindu women carrying offerings stand in the waters of the Sun Lake as they worship the Sun god Surya...
Hindu women carrying offerings stand in the waters of the Sun Lake as they worship the Sun god Surya during the Hindu religious festival of Chatt Puja in the northern Indian city of Chandigarh November 9, 2013. Womenfolk fast for the whole day for the betterment of their family and society during the festival. REUTERS/Ajay Verma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
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