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A masked Kashmiri Muslim protester shouts pro-freedom slogans during a protest rally at Khanmoh, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri Muslim protesters shout pro-freedom slogans during a protest rally at Khanmoh, about 30 kilometers (19 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. For nearly two months, Kashmir has been in the grips of violent protests as angry young men, women and children, have held demonstrations against Indian rule in the region. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

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Kashmiri Muslim protestors pray in the middle of a road during an anti-India procession in Chadoora, about 25 kilometers (15 miles) south of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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A Kashmiri Muslim protestor makes graffiti on a road as bystanders look on in Wathoora on the outskirts of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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An Indian policeman rests against closed shops during curfew in downtown area of Srinagar, India, Tuesday, Aug. 10, 2010. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims protested against Indian rule in the Himalayan region of Kashmir and offered special prayers for nearly 50 people who died in last two months of civil unrest. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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In this July 30, 2010, photo, Minnesota Vikings backup safety Husain Abdullah is shown during the NFL team's training camp in Mankato, Minn. Abdullah, a Muslim, puts his faith before football and will observe the Islamic holiday of Ramadan starting Wednesday with a month of daytime fasting. (AP PhotoJim Mone)

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California Attorney General Jerry Brown discusses an investigation of Bell's city government in Los Angeles on Monday. Mr. Brown has ordered past and present officials of Bell to turn over their financial records in a widening probe of a salary scandal in the Los Angeles suburb. (Associated Press)

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President Obama (right) receives a New Orleans Saints football jersey from Saints quarterback Drew Brees as Mr. Obama honored the Super Bowl-winning Saints on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama points to his hair as he greets the Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. Saints defensive tackle Remi Ayodele, with a Mohawk, is at center. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson and his wife, Gayle, arrive in the East Room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, where President Obama honored the Super Bowl-winning Saints. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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President Obama (center) shakes hands with New Orleans Saints football coach Sean Payton (left) as Saints quarterback Drew Brees (right) looks on during a ceremony honoring the 2009 Super Bowl champion New Orleans Saints on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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New Orleans Saints tackle Zach Strief serves Gulf shrimp and andouille sausage skewers in the briefing room of the White House in Washington on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010, after a ceremony in which President Obama honored of the 2009 NFL Super Bowl-winning New Orleans Saints. At left is White House Assistant Chef Sam Kass. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

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German police have sealed the door of the former al-Quds mosque, now named the Taiba mosque, in Hamburg, Germany. The mosque, which once was frequented by some of the Sept. 11 attackers, was closed Monday by authorities, who said they believed it was again a meeting place for Islamic radicals. (AP Photo/dapd/Axel Heimken)

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Dirk Frans (center), director of the International Assistance Mission, talks to a journalist during a press conference in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Monday, Aug. 9, 2010. The Christian charity said it had no plans to leave Afghanistan despite the murders of 10 members of its medical aid team, and it repeated that the organization does not attempt to convert Muslims to Christianity. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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** FILE ** In this Feb. 14, 2006 file photo released by Seeta Khadan-Newton, Ria Ramkissoon holds her son Javon Thompson. Ms. Ramkissoon, who starved her 1-year-old son to death while part of a religious cult, will be back in court in Baltimore for a hearing to determine how she's faring at a residential treatment center. (AP Photo/Seeta Khadan-Newton, file)

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Linda Rivera holds up a sign in opposition to the proposed mosque at 45-47 Park Place during a meeting of the Landmarks Preservation Commission, where the panel voted on the landmark status of the 152-year-old building on Tuesday in New York. The commission voted unanimously not to landmark the building, making way for the construction of the mosque. (Associated Press)

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Associated Press photographs Protester Greg Johnson (right) and counterprotesters Ina Marshall and Tim Foster face off over a planned mosque and Islamic center in Murfreesboro, Tenn. Opposition to the mosque circulated a petition asking the county commission to rescind approval of the facility.

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"Religious toleration is the bedrock of our freedom, but no nation is required to extend toleration to religions that preach against public order and safety," Republican House candidate Lou Ann Zelenik said.

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Rep. Roy Blunt votes in the Missouri primary election at Glenstone Baptist Church in Springfield, Mo., on Tuesday. Mr. Blunt is the heavy Republican favorite to win his party's nomination to replace retiring Sen. Christopher S. Bond in November's general election. (AP Photo)

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Rick Lazio, Republican candidate for governor of New York, speaks to reporters about his opposition to a proposal to build a mosque near the site of the World Trade Center during a Landmarks Commission hearing, Tuesday, July 13, 2010 in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)