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2 Kings 1, as seen in photos of clashes in Jerusalem in April 2021 between Palestinians upset about coronavirus restrictions impacting Ramadan and Jewish extremists holding an anti-Arab march.

Nehemiah 2:11-18, as seen in photos of French President Emmanuel Macron visiting the damage and reconstruction efforts at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris two years after a devastating fire.

Jeremiah 38, as seen in photos of Georgia State Rep. Park Cannon being placed in handcuffs by Georgia State Troopers after being asked to stop knocking on a door that leads to Gov. Brian Kemp’s office while Kemp was signing a voter suppression bill in the Georgia State Capitol Building on March 25, 2021.

The rebuilding of the Temple in Ezra 3, as seen in photos of Pope Francis leading worship at the site of churches destroyed by the Islamic State at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq.

Some argue in the U.S. Senate that words are just words. But James taught otherwise. The events of Jan. 6 can be seen as an enactment of the warning in James 3:5-6.

The parable of the trees by Jotham in Judges 9, as seen in photos of a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021 in an effort to overturn the 2020 presidential election.

The biblical writer Matthew quotes words from the prophet Jeremiah in the Christmas story. This Christmas, that contrast of death and hope can also be seen with the coronavirus pandemic during this season.

Christmas markets, a cherished tradition in Germany and neighboring countries, have joined the long list of annual traditions that were canceled or diminished this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. Here is a reflection on Lamentations 1:1, as seen in photos of European Christmas markets.

As fighting continues between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in the separatist territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, priests from the Armenian Apostolic Church conducted a blessing and baptism service for soldiers. Such images fit biblical stories. But is this 2 Chronicles 13 or 1 Kings 22?

Exodus 13:20-22 as seen in photos of a caravan of about 10,000 indigenous Colombians traveling to the capital of Cali to express to President Ivan Duque their grievances about violence and government neglect.