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International Religious Freedom Report

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The State Department released a new report on the state of religious freedom around the world.

Monday's report criticized U.S. allies Afghanistan and Pakistan, while also taking aim at chronic violators Iran, China and North Korea.

The report found an increase in anti-Semitism and an increase in the use of anti-profanity laws to obstruct religious freedom.

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton spoke about religious freedom at the Carnegie Endowment in Washington, D.C. "Leaders have to be active in stepping in and sending messages about protecting the diversity within their countries, and frankly I don't see enough of that."

The report cited China, North Korea, Iran, Eritrea, Pakistan and Afghanistan as countries that "poorly defend" religious freedom.

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