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Religion

Following divine footsteps: An ascent of Sri Lanka's holy mountain

Following divine footsteps: An ascent of Sri Lanka's holy mountain

Joining the ranks of pilgrims tackling Adam's Peak rewards with a spiritual awakening, or at least a stunning sunrise
Altiplano: Where God and ancient spirits collide

Altiplano: Where God and ancient spirits collide

On a vast South American plateau, magic still holds sway over the Aymara people
Divine photos of America's most epic churches

Divine photos of America's most epic churches

From austere concrete to far-out architectural experiments, a grand tour of the very best Modernist religious architecture
Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Interview: Bangkok exhibition fights for rights of Islamic fashionistas

Female Thai Muslim photog Ampannee Satoh's latest shots take aim at France's burqa ban
Kalasha: Happiest people in Pakistan?

Kalasha: Happiest people in Pakistan?

Sexually liberated women, colorful clothes and lots of festivals -- happiness comes easy to this animist tribe living in Chitral
Polish hometown of Pope John Paul II prepares for influx of visitors

Polish hometown of Pope John Paul II prepares for influx of visitors

Pastries and mountain peaks greet crowds heading to newly canonized John Paul II’s hometown
Intimate view: An Everest Sherpa village in mourning

Intimate view: An Everest Sherpa village in mourning

In Nepal's Thame Valley, everything is influenced by climbing expeditions. One grieving family shares its pain and hope after April's Everest disaster
The man who founded a religion based on 'The Big Lebowski'

The man who founded a religion based on 'The Big Lebowski'

The Coen brothers' hit movie turns 15 this year. The "Dudely Lama" of The Church of the Latter-Day Dude abides
Did Jesus Christ live and die in northern Japan?

Did Jesus Christ live and die in northern Japan?

The locals in one Aomori village seem to think so -- they even tend his grave to this day