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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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July 15 Photo Brief: Twinkies return, marine drills in kindergarten, protestors rally in aftermath of Zimmerman verdict

July 15 Photo Brief: Twinkies return, marine drills in kindergarten, protestors rally in aftermath of Zimmerman verdict

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Twinkies make their return, marine drills in kindergarten, protestors rally in aftermath of Zimmerman verdict and more in today’s daily brief.

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June 27 Photo Brief: The hot toys for Christmas, keeping vigil for Nelson Mandela and a zoo birthday bash

June 27 Photo Brief: The hot toys for Christmas, keeping vigil for Nelson Mandela and a zoo birthday bash

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A toy store in Britain displays all the hot toys for Christmas 2013, well-wishers keep vigil outside the hospital where Nelson Mandel is being treated, the Singapore zoo holds a 40th birthday bash and more in today’s daily brief.
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June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

June 21 Photo Brief: Summer solstice, mass yoga, deadly floods and prayers in beer bottles

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The longest day of the year, smashing bottles releasing prayers to God, “Tropical Spring” protestors in Brazil, “Solstice in Times Square,” deadly flooding in India and more in today’s daily brief.
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April 22 Photo Brief: Earth Day, earthquakes, protests and pollution

April 22 Photo Brief: Earth Day, earthquakes, protests and pollution

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The world celebrates Earth Day, rampant pollution takes the spotlight in places like India and Afghanistan, the Sichuan province in China struggles to recover from Saturday’s earthquake and more in today’s daily brief.

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March 29 Photo Brief: Pope Francis prays for Good friday, German beaches get snow for Easter, North Korea takes aim for America

March 29 Photo Brief: Pope Francis prays for Good friday, German beaches get snow for Easter, North Korea takes aim for America

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Pope Francis presides over the first Holy Week of his papacy, beach-goers enjoy snow during the opening day of Strandbad Wannsee beach in Berlin, North Korea releases a picture of Kim Jong-un during an urgent operations meeting to put the country’s rockets on standby to attack U.S. military bases and more in today’s daily brief.

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