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KYOTO — Muslim and Christian religious leaders from the Middle East, Europe, and the United States agreed Sunday in Kyoto to explore ways to ease tensions that have been on the rise since the Sept. 11 attacks in the U.S. last year. They intend to expand on lessons learned in the Bosnian conflict.

Fundamental differences remained, however, over whether certain acts of violence should be regarded as terrorism or as self-defense allowed by religious law.

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