While there are many state-funded Jewish and Catholic schools in France, there are only a handful of Muslim schools funded by the state.
Two Muslim girls hold hands as they enter a religious festival with Sikhs at school in Britain.
Muslim and Jewish students attend a reception at the Middle East Coexistence House on the Douglass College campus at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey.
Pupils attend a Muslim school in Genevilliers in the suburbs of Paris. The girls are wearing veils, which would have been controversial had they been attending a secular French public school.
French writer Amin Maalouf, author of In the Name of Identity: Violence and the Need to Belong, attends an outdoor book fair.