After a holiday hiatus, the FAV(e) Photo slideshow is back.
Each week, the five Faith and Values sites compile their top photos to give you a glance at what is happening in communities around the country. Here's a look at the last few weeks of January. In this week's mix, we've got a Buddhist nun ordination in Washington, a Buddhist temple opening in North Carolina, a response to the Newtown school shooting in Connecticut, and great speakers in the Midwest.
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