RELIGION
10/20/2013 08:09 am ET

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Babel means confusion. At the tower of babel was where they tried to build an earthly structure to reach the Heavens. God  co
Babel means confusion. At the tower of babel was where they tried to build an earthly structure to reach the Heavens. God confused their languages so they could not communicate, and they separated to different parts of the Earth.

Religious symbols are a way to unite members of a common faith tradition, and to indicate to others the religious tradition they represent. Though most religions have a number of symbols that represent them, this roundup illustrates some of the most well-known ones.

Do you know your religious symbols? Take our quiz!

This slideshow offers a pictorial religious calendar for 2013 with photographs of celebrations of the world's numerous beautiful and sacred holidays:

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Religious Calendar 2013
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