Knowledge is power, but knowledge only comes with an understanding of words. Understanding words will enable you to read and reading will enable you to form opinions for yourself and better your life. Well, that’s the hope.

Teach The World To Read

Palestinian youth reads the Koran at Al Omarah mosque in Gaza city. Ahmed Jadallah/Reuters

Teach The World To Read

A woman reads a book in Havana. Enrique de la Osa/Reuters

Teach The World To Read

Woman reads book and sunbathes in warm Easter weather on Brighton beach England. Luke MacGregor/Reuters

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Man reads prayer book outside gravesite of late Lubavitcher Rebbe Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson in New York. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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A model relaxes backstage at the Autumn/Winter 2007-08 Pasarela Pontus Veteris fashion show in Pontevedra. Miguel Vidal/Reuters

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A woman reads a book before attending the Roberto Cavalli Fall/Winter 2010/11 Women's collection show during Milan Fashion Week. Alessandro Garofalo/Reuters

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A blind boy reads a Braille book in a classroom in Tbilisi. David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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An inmate serving a jail sentence reads a book at Maricopa County's Tent City jail in Phoenix. Joshua Lott/Reuters

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Palestinian girls read the Koran at a mosque near Ramallah. Mohamad Torokman/Reuters

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A boy reads a book on the roof of his home during sunrise in Port-au-Prince. Shannon Stapleton/Reuters

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A boy reads manga or a comic book while sitting on a pile of blankets at an evacuation center in Yonezawa, northern Japan. Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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A woman with a private licence to sell souvenirs waits for customers on Havana's seafront boulevard El Malecon. Desmond Boylan/Reuters

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A woman reads a book on Filopappou hill opposite the Acropolis in Athens. John Kolesidis/Reuters

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A woman reads a prayer book during an Orthodox Easter service in Tbilisi. David Mdzinarishvili/Reuters

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A woman reads a book at Yokohama park where tulips are in full bloom in Yokohama, south of Tokyo. Yuriko Nakao/Reuters

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A child reads a book in a Jakarta slum area. Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

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A student reads the Koran before morning prayer on the holy month of Ramadan at the Al-Mukmin Islamic boarding school in Solo. Beawiharta Beawiharta/Reuters

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A man reads the Koran on the first Friday of Ramadan in a mosque at Umdowan Ban village outside Khartoum. Mohamed Nureldin Abdallah/Reuters

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A homeless girl reads a book at a School on Wheels' after-school program in Los Angeles. Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

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A model is seen reflected in a mirror while she reads her iPad backstage before the Peter Som Fall/Winter 2012 collection show during New York Fashion Week. Carlo Allegri/Reuters

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Chinese vendor reads a newspaper while selling books in Jinan.. Reuters Photographer/Reuters

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A Jewish settler reads a book before a rally in Gush Katif settlements block in the Gaza Strip.. Reuters Photographer/Reuters

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A North Korean soldier reads a book in the study room for ideology in the Grand People's Study House in Pyongyang. Reinhard Krause/Reuters

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A visitor views an installation at the Russian pavilion during the vernissage of the 53rd Biennale International Art Exhibition in Venice. Tony Gentile/Reuters

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A woman reads as she sits on a chair attached to the facade of a building in Bordeaux, France April 1, 2004. German choreographer Angie Hiesl prepared the spectacle to promote the Bordeaux book fair. Regis Duvignau/Reuters

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An Iranian religious student reads a book in the library of the Motaheri seminary in Tehran June 12, 2001. Country's President Mohammad Khatami, promising to press ahead with efforts to reform the Islamic Republic, was re-elected with 77 percent of the vote last weekend. The leading conservative candidate came a distant second with 15.6 percent. Reuters Photographer/Reuters

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A boy reads a book on balcony near eastern bridge in the northern Kosovo town of Mitrovica. Nebojsa Markovic/Reuters

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A Buddhist woman reads a sacred book in front of a sermon hall in Seoul. Jo Yong hak/Reuters

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An US Army combat tank team member reads a book sitting beside his M1A1 Abrams tank in the desert outside Kuwait City. Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters

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A resident reads from the new testament in the Bible during a mass in Port-au-Prince. Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Jul 19, 2012