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Bangladeshi Christians pray at a church in Dhaka, 25 December 2005. Bangladeshi Christians, who make up only 0.08 percent of the population of the predominatly Muslim nation, are celebrating Christmas like Christians the world over. AFP PHOTO/Farjana K. GODHULY / AFP PHOTO / FARJANA K. GODHULY
An Iraqi forces member stands in the Church of the Immaculate Conception on October 30, 2016 in the town of Qaraqosh (also known as Hamdaniya), 30 kms east of Mosul, after Iraqi forces recaptured it from Islamic State (IS) group jihadists.
Iraqi forces are fighting their way toward Mosul to retake it from IS in an operation that is now in its second week, and some Christian villages have already been retaken. / AFP PHOTO / SAFIN HAMED
MOSUL, IRAQ - NOVEMBER 4: Iraqi Christians light candles at Al-Tahira Church which was damaged by Daesh terrorists after the Hamdaniya District rescued during the operation to retake Iraq's Mosul from Daesh terrorists, in Mosul, Iraq on November 4, 2016. Yunus Keles / Anadolu Agency
As Egypt went on high alert ahead of Coptic Christmas, Christians and Muslims joined ranks in a mass protest under the watchfull eyes of riot police in the mixed working class district of Shubra in the capital Cairo on January 3, 2011 to condemn the New Year's Eve car bomb attack on a Coptic church in the northern Egyptian city of Alexandria in which 21 people were killed. AFP PHOTO/STR / AFP PHOTO / -
A man holding an anti-gay marriage movement ''La Manif Pour Tous'' (Demonstration for all) flag is pushed away by police during the Bastille Day parade on the Champs Elysees avenue, on July 14, 2013 in Paris. AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA / AFP PHOTO / MIGUEL MEDINA