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Yang Xiaolan, a Falun Gong practitioner who fled from mainland China, practices Falun Gong on her patio during an interview July 2, 2020. Christians and others practicing their faith experienced serious challenges to religious freedom around the world this year, heightened by dangers posed by the COVID-19 pandemic. (CNS/Reuters/Pak Yiu)