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In this picture taken May 14, 2013 Mufti Tomasz Miskiewicz, Poland’s top Muslim leader, gestures during an interview with The Associated Press in Warsaw.  Miskiewicz is urging Polish lawmakers to pass a law that would re-legalize the practice of Islamic and Jewish religious slaughter, a practice that has been banned since January. The ban came after a campaign by animal rights groups, which consider it cruel because it involves a cut to the throat of a conscious animal, with no pre-stunning to make the animal unconscious. But the kosher and halal industry is also a big business and the ban is causing losses reaching millions of euros, putting pressure on the government to  get the practice reinstated legally. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

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