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A woman in black head scarf lighting a candle in a Russian Orthodox church
January 7, 2021

Holy Lights

In this picture from the March 1966 issue, a woman lights a candle in a Russian Orthodox church in Moscow. At the time, atheism was state-mandated, and membership to a religious organization could disqualify you from jobs.
Photograph by Dean Conger, Nat Geo Image Collection

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