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For centuries, artisans have been crafting statues of Hindu deities on the banks of the Hooghly River in Kolkata, India. Italian photographer Albertina d'Urso recently visited the historic Kumartuli district in the West Bengal capital.

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Albertina d'Urso • Asia • Black-and-white • India • Religion • World
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Stephanie Sinclair documented 11-year-old Destaye's wedding in 2008 for her award-winning project on child marriage. Four years later, Sinclair met Destaye again as a 15-year-old mother and homemaker. The publication of these photos marks the first annual International Day of the Girl Child.

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Africa • Ethiopia • Religion • Stephanie Sinclair • VII Photo Agency • World
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Rising tensions in India’s northeastern Assam province erupted in July, turning already impoverished ethnic groups into refugees when both simply want to be recognized and supported by the government. Photographer Vivek Singh recently visited the razed villages and refugee camps.

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Black-and-white • India • Religion • Vivek Singh • World
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A Pentecostal drug rehabilitation home about two hours outside of Moscow houses people ready for release from their addictions. Photographer Mae Ryan spent two days there following Irina Pavlova, a resident who had used “krokodile,” a homemade drug with effects similar to heroin.

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Black-and-white • Mae Ryan • Religion • Russia • World
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Having grown up Spanish Catholic, photographer Jordi Cohen found an unfamiliar scene during Passover last spring. What had started as a vacation during Holy Week in Jerusalem turned into a reportage project. The festival begins at sunset on April 6 this year.

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Israel • Jordi Cohen • Passover • Religion • World
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Photographer Gary S. Chapman has been documenting the challenges faced by Christians in Pakistan since his first trip to the country in 2005. One of his visits came days after an angry mob of extremist Muslims torched Christian homes. At least seven people were shot to death or burned alive.

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Belief Blog • Gary S. Chapman • Pakistan • Religion • World
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