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In this Tuesday, Jan. 17 2012 photo, calligraphy expert Avraham Borshevsky practices at his studio in Jerusalem. Parchment, feathers and "qalams," a pen made of dried bamboo, are still used by sophers Jewish scribes and khattats Muslim calligraphers. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Religious scribes keep calligraphy art alive

In a world overwhelmed by electronic gadgets that have changed the way we read, write and learn, the Jewish and Islamic arts of calligraphy have preserved their methods for generations.