A Bangladesh border guard soldier stops newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, from moving ahead towards refugee camps, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017. Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. office for refugees. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)

Photos of the Week

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week, Rohingya Muslims cross from Myanmar into Bangladesh, Iranian worshippers pray in Tehran, Jewish men celebrate Simchat Torah on the streets of New York, Hindu priests perform rituals during Tihar festival celebrations in Nepal, and more.

A Bangladesh border guard soldier stops newly arrived Rohingya Muslims, who crossed over from Myanmar into Bangladesh, from moving ahead towards refugee camps, at Palong Khali, Bangladesh on Oct. 17, 2017. Thousands more Rohingya Muslims are fleeing large-scale violence and persecution in Myanmar and crossing into Bangladesh, where more than half a million others are already living in squalid and overcrowded camps, according to witnesses and a drone video shot by the U.N. office for refugees. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)


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Devotees light earthen lamps on the banks of the Sarayu River as part of Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, India, on Oct. 18, 2017. Ayodhya is believed to be the birthplace of the Hindu god Rama and Diwali, the festival of lights, is celebrated in honor of the return of Rama and his wife, Sita, to Ayodhya from a 14-year exile. (AP Photo/Nadeem Khan)


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Jenni Tillett writes a message at the Las Vegas Community Healing Garden, on Oct. 16, 2017, in Las Vegas. The garden was built as a memorial for the victims of the recent mass shooting in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)


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Iranian worshippers pray during the Friday prayer ceremony at the Tehran University campus, in Tehran, Iran, on Oct. 13, 2017. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)


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Jewish men celebrate Simchat Torah on a New York street on Oct. 13, 2017. The holiday marks the conclusion of the annual cycle of public Torah readings. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)


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In this photo taken with a slow shutter speed, Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, for his weekly general audience on Oct. 18, 2017. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)


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Young Hindu priests light incense sticks while performing rituals on a cow during Tihar festival celebrations in Kathmandu, Nepal, on Oct. 19, 2017. Cows are considered sacred to Hindus and are worshipped during Tihar festival, one of the most important Hindu festivals. The festival celebrates the goddess of wealth Lakshmi. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)


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Roman Catholic Pastor Vincent Paul Chavez, right, of the Saint Therese school and parish in Albuquerque, protests proposed state science standards on behalf of the Santa Fe Archdiocese outside a public hearing in Santa Fe, N.M., on Oct. 16, 2017. The proposed standards for public schools have come under intense criticism for omitting or deleting references to global warming, evolution and the age of the Earth. Comments at the hearing overwhelmingly sided against state revisions to a set of standards developed by a consortium of states and the National Academy of Sciences. (AP Photo/Morgan Lee)


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Devotees leave a temple during a procession on the eve of the Nine Emperor Gods festival in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Oct. 19, 2017. White-clad worshippers lit candles and offered sacrifices to their deities. The nine-day festival has been practiced for many generations by ethnic Chinese in this country. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)


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Hundreds of friends and supporters of Nabra Hassanen hold a rally outside the Fairfax County Courthouse in Fairfax, Va., on Oct. 13, 2017 during a pretrial hearing for Darwin Martinez Torres. The 22-year old is charged with killing Hassanen as she walked back to her mosque in June 2017 for pre-dawn Ramadan services. (AP Photo/Matthew Barakat)


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