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Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, top center, also known as "Amma" or the "Hugging Saint," receives a follower with a hug and blessing at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va., Friday, July 6, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)
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Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi, top center, also known as "Amma" or the "Hugging Saint," receives a follower with a hug and blessing at the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, Alexandria, Va., Friday, July 6, 2012. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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