Topic: religion

Girls read books containing short verses from the Koran in a madrasa, or religious school, on the outskirts of Islamabad.
Photo of the Day

Reading, Writing and Religion

In TIME’s photo of the day, Pakistani girls study religion in school

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Ian Willms
Photo Essay

Why We Walk: Following in the Mennonites’ Footsteps

Tracing the footsteps of his Mennonite ancestors across Europe, photographer Ian Willms sought the remnants and ghosts of their lives — and of their suffering.

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Christopher Morris—VII for TIME
Photo Essay

Waiting for the New Pope by Christopher Morris

Christopher Morris’ photos capture the emotions and sentiments of the crowd as they congregate and wait and watch and, in the end, marvel at the renewal of a 2,000-year old religious institution.

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Tim Holmes — Holmes Family/AP
Closeup

Pictures of the Week: January 4 – January 11

From wildfires in Australia and riots in Belfast to the one year anniversary of the capsized cruise ship Costa Concordia and snow storms in the Middle East, TIME presents the best images of the week.

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Shannon Taggart
In Progress

Basement Vodou: Haitian Spirituality in Brooklyn

Since 2005, photographer Shannon Taggart has documented practitioners of Vodou, the oft-misunderstood religion, in neighborhoods around Brooklyn, N.Y.

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Oded Balilty—AP for TIME
Out There

The Ultra-Holy City: Photographs by Oded Balilty

Israeli photographer Oded Balilty photographed the ultra-Orthodox communities of Jerusalem which have been growing rapidly in recent years.

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Lauren Lancaster for TIME
Photo Essay

The Living Book of Mormon

Every summer for the past 75 years, the earliest stories of Mormonism come to life, up high on the Hill Cumorah in Palmyra, N.Y. LightBox sent Lauren Lancaster to photograph the show and spoke to the 16-year-old playing Joseph Smith.

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Adam Patterson
In Progress

Twisted Nostalgia: Life After the Troubles

Northern Ireland is no longer riven by violent conflict but, as photographer Adam Patterson discovered, peace doesn’t happen overnight.

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Tomas Munita for TIME
Photo Essay

Church and State: The Role of Religion in Cuba

Before Pope Benedict XVI arrived in Cuba for today’s visit, photographer Tomas Munita examined the role of religion in the nation, where bishops have emerged as political as well as spiritual players.

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Carsten Koall—Getty Images
Closeup

Pictures of the Week, November 25 – December 2

From Egypt’s historic elections and Hillary Clinton’s Myanmar visit to German anti-nuclear protests and Nepal’s bird flu outbreak, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week.

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