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June 27, 2014

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An officer of Malaysia's Islamic authority uses a telescope to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur. Muslims scan the sky at dusk in the beginning of the lunar calendar's ninth month in search of the new moon to proclaim the start of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.
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An officer of Malaysia's Islamic authority uses a telescope to perform "rukyah", the sighting of the new moon of Ramadan, in Putrajaya outside Kuala Lumpur. Muslims scan the sky at dusk in the beginning of the lunar calendar's ninth month in search of the new moon to proclaim the start of Ramadan, Islam's holiest month.

An Iraqi Christian woman fleeing violence in the village of Qaraqush and Bartala kisses the head of a statue representing a Christian saint at a community center in the Kurdish city of Arbil in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.
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An Iraqi Christian woman fleeing violence in the village of Qaraqush and Bartala kisses the head of a statue representing a Christian saint at a community center in the Kurdish city of Arbil in Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region.

Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St. Scholastica's College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls, in Manila, the Philippines. More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a northeast Nigerian school in April by Boko Haram militants.
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Students from an all-girls Catholic school, St. Scholastica's College, wear masks depicting kidnapped African school girls, in Manila, the Philippines. More than 1,000 girls took part in the protest aimed at voicing outrage over the kidnapping of more than 200 girls from a northeast Nigerian school in April by Boko Haram militants.

People gather in Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) to celebrate the signing of a free-trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, in central Kyiv.
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People gather in Independence Square (Maidan Nezalezhnosti) to celebrate the signing of a free-trade agreement between Ukraine and the European Union, in central Kyiv.

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