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POPE-CUBA/
RTX1RREO
September 21, 2015
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. On a special anniversary for him, Pope...
Holguin, Cuba
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. On a special anniversary for him, Pope Francis celebrated Mass in east Cuba on Monday on the last full day of a trip where he has been praised for aiding rapprochement between the communist government and the United States. Two predecessors have visited Cuba, but Francis was the first pope to visit Holguin, capital of the province where the Castro brothers and leaders of Cuba, Fidel and Raul, grew up. He said a Mass for tens of thousands of people in sweltering heat. September 21 was the day in 1953 when the Argentine pope said he first felt a calling from God. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
POPE-CUBA/
RTX1RQ8T
September 21, 2015
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. Pope Francis arrived in eastern Cuba...
Holguin, Cuba
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. Pope Francis arrived in eastern Cuba on Monday to celebrate the second Mass of a trip that has earned him praise for aiding the Communist rulers' rapprochement with Washington but during which he has steered clear of overt politics. He will be the first Pope to visit Holguin, capital of the province where the Castro brothers, Raul and Fidel, grew up. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
POPE-CUBA/
RTX1RQ6P
September 21, 2015
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. Pope Francis arrived in eastern Cuba...
Holguin, Cuba
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin
Pope Francis greets a child in Holguin, Cuba, September 21, 2015. Pope Francis arrived in eastern Cuba on Monday to celebrate the second Mass of a trip that has earned him praise for aiding the Communist rulers' rapprochement with Washington but during which he has steered clear of overt politics. He will be the first Pope to visit Holguin, capital of the province where the Castro brothers, Raul and Fidel, grew up. REUTERS/Edgard Garrido
POPE-VATICAN
RTS1BLJ
September 16, 2015
Pope Francis blesses a sick child as he arrives to lead the weekly audience is Saint Peter's Square at...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Francis blesses a sick child as he arrives to lead the weekly audience is Saint Peter's Square at...
Pope Francis blesses a sick child as he arrives to lead the weekly audience is Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican September 16, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile
POPE-VATICAN
RTSUHL
September 13, 2015
Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican,...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican...
Pope Francis blesses the faithful during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Giampiero Sposito
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTSU74
September 13, 2015
A sadhu (C) or a Hindu holy man gives blessings after taking a dip in the waters of Godavari river during...
NASHIK, India
A sadhu or a Hindu holy man gives blessings after taking a dip in the waters of Godavari river during...
A sadhu (C) or a Hindu holy man gives blessings after taking a dip in the waters of Godavari river during the second “Shahi Snan� (grand bath) at Kumbh Mela or Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, September 13, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus took part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTSTZH
September 13, 2015
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gives blessings after taking a dip in a holy pond during the second "Shahi...
Trimbakeshwar, India
Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gives blessings after taking a dip in a holy pond during the second "Shahi...
A Sadhu, or Hindu holy man, gives blessings after taking a dip in a holy pond during the second "Shahi Snan" (grand bath) at "Kumbh Mela", or Pitcher Festival, in Trimbakeshwar, India, September 13, 2015. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
POPE-VATICAN/
RTS9HS
September 09, 2015
Pope Francis blesses a boy during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican,...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Francis blesses a boy during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican...
Pope Francis blesses a boy during his Wednesday general audience in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican, September 9, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi
POPE-VATICAN/
RTX1Q9AL
August 30, 2015
Pope Francis blesses from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the...
Pope Francis blesses from the window during his Sunday Angelus prayer in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican, August 30, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX1PRAD
August 26, 2015
Devotees take blessings from a priest on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher...
NASHIK, India
Devotees take blessings from a priest on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher...
Devotees take blessings from a priest on the banks of Godavari river during "Kumbh Mela" or the Pitcher Festival in Nashik, India, August 26, 2015. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus take part in the religious gathering at the banks of the Godavari river in Nashik city at the festival, which is held every 12 years in different Indian cities. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui
POPE-VATICAN/
RTX1ORAO
August 19, 2015
Pope Francis blesses during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican August 19,...
Vatican City, Vatican
Pope Francis blesses during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican
Pope Francis blesses during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican August 19, 2015. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
SRI LANKA-POLITICS/RAJAPAKSA
RTX1M2T8
July 28, 2015
Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is contesting in the upcoming general election, is...
Colombo, Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka's former president Rajapaksa, who is contesting in the upcoming general election, is blessed...
Sri Lanka's former president Mahinda Rajapaksa, who is contesting in the upcoming general election, is blessed by a Hindu priest during the launch ceremony of his manifesto, in Colombo July 28, 2015. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte
POPE-LATAM/BOLIVIA
RTX1JSW7
July 10, 2015
Pope Francis, wearing a helmet, blesses a woman as Bolivian President Evo Morales (R) looks on, during...
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Pope Francis blesses a woman as Morales looks on, during a World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa...
Pope Francis, wearing a helmet, blesses a woman as Bolivian President Evo Morales (R) looks on, during a World Meeting of Popular Movements in Santa Cruz, Bolivia, July 9, 2015. Pope Francis on Thursday urged the downtrodden to change the world economic order, denouncing a "new colonialism" by agencies that impose austerity programs and calling for the poor to have the "sacred rights" of labor, lodging and land. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi
COLOMBIA-RELIGION/
RTX1GHN9
June 15, 2015
A view of the “Santisimo” statue at Santander Province in Colombia June 13, 2015. The "Santisimo" is...
Santander, Colombia
A view of the “Santisimo” statue at Santander Province in Colombia
A view of the “Santisimo” statue at Santander Province in Colombia June 13, 2015. The "Santisimo" is a 33-meter (108-foot) high statue of Christ, three meters (10 feet) taller than the Corcovado statue in Rio de Janeiro and it will be the tallest monument in Latin America when it opens in June 20, according to a press release. Picture taken June 13, 2015. REUTERS/John Vizcaino
A Picture and Its Story
A Picture and Its Story
Sole to Soul - 15 Apr 2015
8 PICTURES
INDIA-RELIGION
RTR4XEKA
April 15, 2015
A girl watches as a Hindu holy man (not pictured) touches a child with his foot as part of a ritual to...
BATANAL, India
A girl watches as a Hindu holy man touches a child with his foot as part of a ritual to bless him during...
A girl watches as a Hindu holy man (not pictured) touches a child with his foot as part of a ritual to bless him during the Gajan festival in Kolkata April 13, 2015. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri
TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTR4XAHW
April 14, 2015
A Hindu priest (C) blesses ritually bound devotees lying on the ground during a ritual as part of the...
PRATAPGARH, India
Hindu priest blesses ritually bound devotees lying on the ground during a ritual as part of the annual...
A Hindu priest (C) blesses ritually bound devotees lying on the ground during a ritual as part of the annual Shiva Gajan religious festival at Pratapgarh, on the outskirts of the northeastern Indian city of Agartala, April 14, 2015. Hundreds of faithful devotees offer sacrifices and perform acts of devotion during the festival in the hopes of winning the favour of Hindu god Shiva and ensuring the fulfillment of their wishes, and also to mark the end of the Bengali calendar year. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey
TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPACE-STATION/
RTR4UXOC
March 26, 2015
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft set on the launch pad...
Baikonur, Kazakhstan
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft set on the launch pad...
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-16M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome March 26, 2015. The Soyuz is scheduled to blast off from Kazakhstan on March 28, with Russian cosmonauts Mikhail Kornienko, Gennady Padalka and NASA astronaut Scott Kelly, to the International Space Station. REUTERS/Maxim Zmeyev TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
GEORGIA-MILITARY/
RTR4UL4G
March 24, 2015
A priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi,...
Tbilisi, Georgia
A priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi
A priest blesses servicemen during a farewell ceremony at the Vaziani military base outside Tbilisi, March 24, 2015. According to Georgia's Defence Ministry, the 43rd battalion from the IV mechanized brigade of the Georgian Armed Forces is departing to Afghanistan to join NATO-led mission called Resolute Support. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
POPE-VATICAN/
RTR4TBV6
March 14, 2015
Pope Francis blesses a child as he leads a special audience for members of UCIIM, Italian catholic association...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses a child as he leads a special audience for members of UCIIM, Italian catholic association...
Pope Francis blesses a child as he leads a special audience for members of UCIIM, Italian catholic association of teachers, school managers, educators and trainers, in Paul VI's hall at the Vatican March 14, 2015. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BELARUS-RELIGION/
RTR4T9TQ
March 13, 2015
Cardinal Pietro Parolin (C), the Vatican's Secretary of State, sanctifies the first stone of the new...
Minsk, Belarus
Cardinal Parolin, the Vatican's Secretary of State, sanctifies the first stone of the new building of...
Cardinal Pietro Parolin (C), the Vatican's Secretary of State, sanctifies the first stone of the new building of the Apostolic Nunciature in Minsk, March 13, 2015. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE-VATICAN/
RTR4O6CE
February 04, 2015
Pope Francis blesses newlywed couples during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses newlywed couples during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican...
Pope Francis blesses newlywed couples during his Wednesday general audience in Paul VI hall at the Vatican February 4, 2015. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
MEXICO-ANIMALS/
RTR4LU31
January 18, 2015
A child holds his turtle as it receive blessings from a priest outside the San Pablo Catholic church...
Mexico City, Mexico
A child holds his turtle as it receive blessings from a priest outside the San Pablo Catholic church...
A child holds his turtle as it receive blessings from a priest outside the San Pablo Catholic church in Iztapalapa, on the outskirts of Mexico City January 17, 2015. Residents took their pets to churches to be blessed during the ceremony commemorating the Feast of San Antonio Abad, the patron saint of domestic animals. REUTERS/Henry Romero (MEXICO - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY RELIGION)
SPAIN-ANIMALS/
RTR4LTNM
January 17, 2015
A woman holds her dogs as they are blessed by a priest outside San Anton church in Churriana, near Malaga,...
CHURRIANA, Spain
A woman holds her dogs as they are blessed by a priest outside San Anton church in Churriana
A woman holds her dogs as they are blessed by a priest outside San Anton church in Churriana, near Malaga, southern Spain, January 17, 2015. Pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY RELIGION)
SPAIN-ANIMALS/
RTR4LSH4
January 17, 2015
A cat reacts with a hyssop as it is blessed by a priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church January 17,...
Madrid, Spain
A cat reacts with a hyssop as it is blessed by a priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church
A cat reacts with a hyssop as it is blessed by a priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church January 17, 2015. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: ANIMALS RELIGION)
SPAIN-ANIMALS/
RTR4LSFC
January 17, 2015
A parrot is blessed by a priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church January 17, 2015. Hundreds of pet owners...
Madrid, Spain
A parrot is blessed by priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church
A parrot is blessed by a priest outside Madrid's San Anton Church January 17, 2015. Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to be blessed every year on the day of San Anton, Spain's patron saint of animals. REUTERS/Sergio Perez (SPAIN - Tags: ANIMALS RELIGION)
EGYPT-RELIGION/
RTR4JXRE
January 03, 2015
Coptic Orthodox Christians touch the pictures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus (L) and Pope St. Kyrillos...
Cairo, Egypt
Coptic Orthodox Christians touch the pictures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus and Pope St. Kyrillos VI...
Coptic Orthodox Christians touch the pictures of the Virgin Mary and Jesus (L) and Pope St. Kyrillos VI for blessings after a religious session by Father Makary at St Mark Catedral in Cairo January 2, 2015. Father Makary Younan is one of the most popular among the Coptic Egyptians to practice exorcism. Picture taken January 2, 2015. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
VATICAN-PARCHMENTS/BLESSINGS
RTR4DKW8
November 10, 2014
The detail of a papal blessing on parchment is pictured at a workshop in Rome November 7, 2014. The Vatican...
Rome, Italy
The detail of a papal blessing on parchment is pictured at a workshop in Rome
The detail of a papal blessing on parchment is pictured at a workshop in Rome November 7, 2014. The Vatican has decided that as of Jan. 1, about 60 other producers and stores that have been in the papal blessing business for decades will no longer be allowed to make or sell them, a decision vendors say could cost up to 500 jobs. Picture taken November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION)
VATICAN-PARCHMENTS/BLESSINGS
RTR4DKUU
November 10, 2014
A calligrapher makes a papal blessing on parchment at a workshop in Rome November 7, 2014. The Vatican...
Rome, Italy
A calligrapher makes a papal blessing on parchment at a workshop in Rome
A calligrapher makes a papal blessing on parchment at a workshop in Rome November 7, 2014. The Vatican has decided that as of Jan. 1, about 60 other producers and stores that have been in the papal blessing business for decades will no longer be allowed to make or sell them, a decision vendors say could cost up to 500 jobs. Picture taken November 7, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION)
BOLIVIA-SKULLS/
RTR4DDYP
November 09, 2014
A skull is seen with cigarettes and decorated with flowers during the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the...
La Paz, Bolivia
A skull is seen with cigarettes and decorated with flowers during the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the...
A skull is seen with cigarettes and decorated with flowers during the "Dia de las natitas" (Day of the Skull) celebrations at the General Cemetery of La Paz November 8, 2014. Bolivians, who keep close relatives' skulls at home as a macabre talisman, flock to the cemetery chapel once a year to have the craniums blessed and to bring themselves good luck in the future. REUTERS/David Mercado (BOLIVIA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
PERU-RELIGION/
RTR49W1O
October 12, 2014
A Catholic priest blesses pets during a ceremony to commemorate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi,...
Lima, Peru
A Catholic priest blesses pets during a ceremony to commemorate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi
A Catholic priest blesses pets during a ceremony to commemorate the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis church in Lima October 12, 2014. Saint Francis is the patron saint of animals and the environment. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: RELIGION ANIMALS)
USA-ANIMALS/
RTR48F4W
October 01, 2014
Willy, a rescued dog, is held by a volunteer after being blessed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick's...
New York, UNITED STATES
Willy, a rescued dog, is held by a volunteer after being blessed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick's...
Willy, a rescued dog, is held by a volunteer after being blessed by Timothy Cardinal Dolan at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York September 30, 2014. New York's Cardinal Dolan commemorated the feast of St. Francis Assisi, the Roman Catholic patron saint of animals, by blessing shelter and rescued animals. Every year Christians celebrate the feast of St. Francis, on October 4 by blessing animals. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid (UNITED STATES - Tags: RELIGION ANIMALS SOCIETY)
KAZAKHSTAN-SOYUZLAUNCH/
RTR47GUW
September 24, 2014
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft set on the launch pad...
Baikonur, Kazakhstan
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft set on the launch pad...
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-14M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome September 24, 2014. The Soyuz is scheduled to carry?Barry Wilmore?of the U.S.,?Elena Serova?and?Alexander Samokutyaev?of?Russia?to the?International Space Station?on September 26. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE-ANNIVERSARY/
RTR462B3
September 13, 2014
Pope Francis blesses the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia September 13, 2014. Pope...
REDIPUGLIA, Italy
Pope Francis blesses the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia
Pope Francis blesses the Austro-Hungarian cemetery at Fogliano in Redipuglia September 13, 2014. Pope Francis marked the centenary of World War One (WWI) at the Redipuglia Military Sacrarium with a mass. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY CONFLICT MILITARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/
RTR43T27
August 26, 2014
An Orthodox priest blesses new volunteers of the Ukrainian interior ministry special battalion "Sich"...
Kiev, Ukraine
An Orthodox priest blesses new volunteers of the Ukrainian interior ministry special battalion "Sich"...
An Orthodox priest blesses new volunteers of the Ukrainian interior ministry special battalion "Sich" during an oath ceremony of allegiance to their country in Kiev August 26, 2014. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: CONFLICT RELIGION POLITICS MILITARY)
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTR41U9L
August 10, 2014
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with 'tika', coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with 'tika', coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during...
A Hindu priest's forehead is covered with 'tika', coloured powder and rice used as a blessing, during the Janai Purnima festival (Sacred Thread Festival) at the premises of Pashupatinath Temple in Kathmandu August 10, 2014. Hindus take holy baths and change their sacred thread, also known as Janai, for protection and purification, during the festival. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar (NEPAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
KAZAKHSTAN/
RTR3R0FC
May 27, 2014
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad...
Baikonur, Kazakhstan
Orthodox priest conducts blessing in front of Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on launch pad at Baikonur...
An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing in front of the Soyuz TMA-13M spacecraft set on the launch pad at Baikonur cosmodrome May 27, 2014. The Soyuz is scheduled to travel with Alexander Gerst of Germany, Gregory Wiseman of the U.S. and Maxim Surayev of Russia to the International Space Station on May 29. REUTERS/Shamil?Zhumatov?(KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
INDIA-ELECTION/MODI
RTR3PFCT
May 16, 2014
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (L), the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya...
Gandhinagar, India
Hindu nationalist Modi, prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition BJP, seeks blessings...
Hindu nationalist Narendra Modi (L), the prime ministerial candidate for India's main opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), seeks blessings from his mother Heeraben at her residence in Gandhinagar in the western Indian state of Gujarat May 16, 2014. Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing the pro-business Hindu nationalist and his party headed for the most resounding election victory the country has seen in thirty years. REUTERS/Amit Dave (INDIA - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE/
RTR3LZ25
April 20, 2014
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on believers during Easter in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine...
Donetsk, Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on believers during Easter in Donetsk
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water on believers during Easter in Donetsk, eastern Ukraine April 20, 2014. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE/
RTR3LWL9
April 19, 2014
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian...
Slaviansk, Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian...
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
UKRAINE/
RTR3LWJT
April 19, 2014
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian...
Slaviansk, Ukraine
Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian...
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest sprays holy water on believers before an Easter service in the eastern Ukrainian town of Slaviansk, April 19, 2014. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE-CRISIS/
RTR3LEGA
April 15, 2014
Ukrainian border guards take part in an Orthodox service at a base close to the Russian border near Donetsk...
Donetsk, Ukraine
Ukrainian border guards take part in an Orthodox service at a base close to the Russian border near Donetsk...
Ukrainian border guards take part in an Orthodox service at a base close to the Russian border near Donetsk April 15, 2014. Ukrainian armed forces on Tuesday launched a "special operation" against militiamen in the country's Russian speaking east, authorities said, recapturing a military airfield from pro-Moscow separatists. REUTERS/Konstantin Chernichkin (UKRAINE - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST RELIGION)
INDIA/
RTR3L35T
April 13, 2014
A Hindu holy man (not pictured) touches a girl with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during...
Kolkata, India
A Hindu holy man touches a girl with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession...
A Hindu holy man (not pictured) touches a girl with his foot as part of a ritual to bless her during a religious procession to mark the Gajan festival in Kolkata April 13, 2014. Devotees offer prayers during the month-long festival in hopes of winning the god's favour and ensuring fulfilment of their wishes. The festival ends on the last day of the Bengali calendar year, on April 15 this year.
REUTERS/Rupak De Chowdhuri (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
UKRAINE/
RTR3L1VQ
April 13, 2014
An Orthodox priest blesses believers during a Palm Sunday service outside a church in Kiev, April 13,...
Kiev, Ukraine
An Orthodox priest blesses believers during a Palm Sunday service outside a church in Kiev
An Orthodox priest blesses believers during a Palm Sunday service outside a church in Kiev, April 13, 2014. Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion. REUTERS/Valentyn Ogirenko (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE/
RTR3KIIN
April 09, 2014
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter's square at the...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter's square at the...
Pope Francis blesses a child as he arrives to lead the general audience in Saint Peter's square at the Vatican April 9, 2014. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SINGAPORE/
RTX180NN
January 30, 2014
Divers perform a dragon dance as they "bless" the shipwreck habitat of the S.E.A. Aquarium as part of...
Singapore, Singapore
Divers perform a dragon dance as they "bless" the shipwreck habitat of the S.E.A. Aquarium in Singapore...
Divers perform a dragon dance as they "bless" the shipwreck habitat of the S.E.A. Aquarium as part of the festive Chinese New Year celebrations in Sentosa, Singapore January 30, 2014. The Lunar New Year, which welcomes the year of the horse, falls on Friday. REUTERS/Edgar Su (SINGAPORE - Tags: SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
Animals
Animals
Bless Our Pets - 20 Jan 2014
10 PICTURES
ALBANIA/
RTX174F0
January 06, 2014
An Orthodox priest conducts a holy water blessing ceremony on Epiphany Day in the Adriatic sea in Durres,...
Durres, Albania
An Orthodox priest conducts a holy water blessing ceremony on Epiphany Day in the Adriatic sea in Durres...
An Orthodox priest conducts a holy water blessing ceremony on Epiphany Day in the Adriatic sea in Durres, some 40 km (25 miles) from capital Tirana January 6, 2014. As part of celebrations, townsfolk immerse themselves in the waters of the Adriatic sea to mark the baptising of Christ in River Jordan, to wash away their sins and to protect themselves from diseases. REUTERS/Arben Celi (ALBANIA - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE/
RTX16WCG
December 29, 2013
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he leads the Angelus prayer from the window of the Apostolic palace...
Pope Francis blesses the audience as he 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)
THAILAND-PROTEST/
RTX16AIE
December 09, 2013
A monk blesses anti-government protesters as they march under a footbridge where he is standing on during...
Bangkok, Thailand
A monk blesses anti-government protesters as they march under a footbridge where he is standing on during...
A monk blesses anti-government protesters as they march under a footbridge where he is standing on during a rally in Bangkok December 9, 2013. Thai Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra said on Monday she would dissolve parliament and hold an election "as soon as possible" after a wave of anti-government protests in Bangkok. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (THAILAND - Tags: CIVIL UNREST POLITICS RELIGION)
GUATEMALA/
RTX14RZX
October 28, 2013
A woman receives a traditional cleansing outside San Simon chapel in Iztapa, in the region of Escuintla,...
Guatemala, Guatemala
A woman receives a traditional cleansing outside San Simon chapel in Iztapa
A woman receives a traditional cleansing outside San Simon chapel in Iztapa, in the region of Escuintla, around 62 km (39 miles), from Guatemala City, October 28, 2013. People in Guatemala revere San Simon, also known by his Mayan name Maximon o Ry Laj Man, on October 28 annually. For some devotees, San Simon is synonymous with prosperity and happiness, while others associate him with witchcraft, paganism and a protector for drunkards. Since the 19th century, devotees have offered money, liquor or tobacco in exchange for his blessings. REUTERS/Jorge Dan Lopez (GUATEMALA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANNIVERSARY)
PHILIPPINES/
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October 19, 2013
Reverend Ceejay Agbayani, the founding pastor of Christian Church Inc, officiates the same-sex wedding...
Lucena, Philippines
A reverend of Christian Church Inc officiates a same-sex wedding in Lucena town
Reverend Ceejay Agbayani, the founding pastor of Christian Church Inc, officiates the same-sex wedding of Marcel Hampac (in tuxedo) and Maria Cecilia Lumor in Lucena town, Quezon province, south of Manila, October 19, 2013. The influential Catholic church in the predominantly Catholic Philippines is against same-sex marriages and firmly opposes any form of legislative measures legalizing the union in Congress, local media reported. Filipinos are generally tolerant with homosexuals, with celebrities coming out of the closet and transgenders holding their own cabaret shows. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE
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October 13, 2013
Pope Francis blesses the statue of the Holy Virgin Mary of Fatima as he arrives to lead a mass in Saint...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis blesses the statue of the Holy Virgin Mary of Fatima as he arrives to lead a mass in Saint...
Pope Francis blesses the statue of the Holy Virgin Mary of Fatima as he arrives to lead a mass in Saint Peter's Square at the Vatican October 13, 2013. REUTERS/Max Rossi (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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Animal Blessings - 07 Oct 2013
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PERU/
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October 06, 2013
A Catholic priest blesses pet dogs during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis...
Lima, Peru
A Catholic priest blesses pet dogs during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis...
A Catholic priest blesses pet dogs during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis church in Lima October 6, 2013. Saint Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
PERU/
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October 06, 2013
A Catholic priest blesses a pet turtle during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint...
Lima, Peru
A Catholic priest blesses a pet turtle during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint...
A Catholic priest blesses a pet turtle during the feast of Saint Francis of Assisi, outside the Saint Francis church in Lima October 6, 2013. Saint Francis is known as the patron saint of animals and the environment. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: ANIMALS SOCIETY)
BRAZIL/
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October 04, 2013
A demonstrator, in a Batman costume and wearing a traditional indigenous headdress, receives a blessing...
Rio De Janeiro, Brazil
A demonstrator, in a Batman costume and wearing a traditional indigenous headdress, receives a blessing...
A demonstrator, in a Batman costume and wearing a traditional indigenous headdress, receives a blessing from an indigenous Indian man during a protest against proposed constitutional amendment PEC 215, which amends the rules for demarcation of indigenous lands, in Rio de Janeiro October 4, 2013. According to the organizers, the protest by indigenous Indians, is part of the National Indigenous Mobilization, with events in various parts of Brazil from September 30 to October 5, to defend the territorial rights of the indigenous population against the government, agribusiness and large mining and energy companies. REUTERS/Ricardo Moraes (BRAZIL - Tags: POLITICS CIVIL UNREST ENVIRONMENT)
ISRAEL/
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September 11, 2013
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Bnei Brak near Tel...
Bnei Brak, Israel
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Bnei Brak near Tel...
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a chicken as he performs the Kaparot ritual in Bnei Brak near Tel Aviv September 11, 2013, ahead of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement, which starts at sundown Friday. Kaparot is an ancient custom connected to Yom Kippur, where white chickens are slaughtered as a symbolic gesture of atonement. REUTERS/Nir Elias (ISRAEL - Tags: RELIGION)
BELGIUM/
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September 06, 2013
A priest blesses a barrel of beer as members of the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash staff take part in...
Brussels, Belgium
A priest blesses a barrel of beer as members of the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash staff take part in...
A priest blesses a barrel of beer as members of the Knighthood of the Brewers' Mash staff take part in celebrations of Saint-Arnould, patron saint of brewers, during a mass at the Sint-Gudule Cathedral in Brussels September 6, 2013. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir (BELGIUM - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
INDIA-AUTOS/CAR-SALES
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September 02, 2013
A Hindu priest (2nd R) blesses a new car with its owners outside a temple in New Delhi September 2, 2013....
New Delhi, India
A Hindu priest and car owners worship a new car outside a temple in New Delhi
A Hindu priest (2nd R) blesses a new car with its owners outside a temple in New Delhi September 2, 2013. The Indian auto sector is down 7.9 percent for the year to date, compared to an average 20.7 percent climb for global auto stocks. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: TRANSPORT BUSINESS RELIGION)
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