A Lebanese Muslim girl stands near men praying for rain at Mohammed al-Amin mosque in downtown Beirut on December 3, 2010. The special Muslim prayers known as Salat al-Istisqa - a ritual practiced since the time of the Prophet Mohammed - are frequently held across the Middle East, where water is a precious resource. By Joseph Eid/AFP/Getty Images.
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