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Prayers, protests against military action in Syria

Prayers, protests against military action in Syria

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Pope Francis led Catholics worldwide in a day of fasting and prayer for peace in Syria, urging world leaders to remove their nations from a “spiral of sorrow and death.” In a five-hour prayer vigil in Vatican City, Francis reminded worshippers that “violence and war lead only to death.”

Meanwhile, demonstrations in Lebanon against a possible U.S. military intervention in Syria intensified. As U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry meets with European leaders to look for international support of U.S. action, protests in D.C., New York and Paris sprung up on Saturday.

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May 13 Photo Brief: Honoring fallen journalists, Palestinians to mark Nakba Day, arm wrestling in Senegal

May 13 Photo Brief: Honoring fallen journalists, Palestinians to mark Nakba Day, arm wrestling in Senegal

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Newseum honors fallen journalists at memorial, Palestinians to mark Nakba Day, arm wrestling in Senegal and more in today’s daily brief.

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Jan. 8 Photo Brief: Betty White’s early birthday surprise, Alabama’s Nick Saban gets dunked and is Hugo Chavez dead?

Jan. 8 Photo Brief: Betty White’s early birthday surprise, Alabama’s Nick Saban gets dunked and is Hugo Chavez dead?

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Betty White gets a hunky 91st birthday surprise on Anderson Live, head coach Nick Saban is dunked with Gatorade following Alabama’s win over Notre Dame in the 2013 BCS Championship, speculation abounds about the health status of Venezuela’s cancer-stricken president and much more in today’s daily brief.

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Animals facing conflict in 2012

Animals facing conflict in 2012

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As humans across the globe dealt with a host of problems in 2012, so too did the animal kingdom. From poaching to war, here’s a look at animals facing conflict in different regions of the world.

NOTE: Some photos are graphic showing visual coverage of injury or death that may be disturbing to some readers.
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Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]

Muslims take part in religious festival of Ashura to commemorate the martyrdom of Imam Hussein [GRAPHIC]

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During the Shi’ite Muslim holy month of Muharram, worshippers from India to Iraq, Lebanon and Pakistan participate in the religious festival of Ashura. Ashura, the tenth day in the mourning period, commemorates the death anniversary of Imam Hussein, a grandson of the Prophet Mohammad, who was killed during a battle in A.D. 680 in Karbala. Mourners celebrate the occasion by participating in large processions, re-enacting major battle events or self-flagellating themselves with knives to mark the anniversary.

NOTE: Photos contain visual coverage of injury and blood that may be disturbing to some readers.

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Oct. 19 Photo Brief: Explosive violence, baby pandas, wonderland fashion and pierced vegetarian faces

Oct. 19 Photo Brief: Explosive violence, baby pandas, wonderland fashion and pierced vegetarian faces

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A deadly car bomb kills at least two and wounds 15 in Lebanon, devotees pierce their cheeks during the annual vegetarian festival in China, imaginative fashion at the “Alice In Wonderland In Me” show in Japan and more in today’s daily brief.

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August 27 Photo Brief: Tropical Storm Isaac heads for U.S. Coast, GOP prepares for RNC in Tampa and a Robot Restaurant in Tokyo

August 27 Photo Brief: Tropical Storm Isaac heads for U.S. Coast, GOP prepares for RNC in Tampa and a Robot Restaurant in Tokyo

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Tropical Storm Isaac took aim at Louisiana and other U.S. Gulf states Monday, GOP prepares for Republican National Convention in Tampa, a “Robot Restaurant” opens in Kabukicho, one of Tokyo’s best known red light districts, and more in today’s daily brief.
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Crisis in Syria spills over into Lebanon, violence continues between rebels and Syrian government forces [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

Crisis in Syria spills over into Lebanon, violence continues between rebels and Syrian government forces [GRAPHIC CONTENT]

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The Syrian cities of Aleppo and Homs are under siege as government forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad try to route out Syrian rebels. Meanwhile, violence has spilled over into Lebanon, one of four neighboring countries, where many refugees have fled to escape the crisis. United Nations investigators have reported that both Syrian government forces and rebels — to varying degrees — have committed war crimes including murder and torture.
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