Beliefs Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week: 10/27 – 11/02

A Sikh devotee blows fire during a procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism and first Sikh guru, will be marked on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week’s includes images of Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar, a bike memorial in New York City and All Saints Day memorials in Lithuania, the Philippines and Spain — and more.

Tears roll down the cheeks of a child while drinking water from a kettle, as Rohingya Muslims who have fled persecution in Myanmar wait along the border for permission to move further towards refugee camps near Palong Khali, Bangladesh, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. More than 600,000 Rohingya from northern Rakhine state have fled to Bangladesh since Aug. 25, when Myanmar security forces began a scorched-earth campaign against Rohingya villages. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)

Eric Fleming, 41, stops by to express his condolences in front of a bike memorial where people leave flowers to remember the victims of the attack on Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017, in New York. A man in a rented pickup truck mowed down pedestrians and cyclists along the busy bike path near the World Trade Center memorial on Tuesday, killing at least eight and seriously injuring others in what the mayor called “a particularly cowardly act of terror.” (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)

A family light candles at a family grave during All Saints Day at the cemetery in Vilnius, in Vilnius, Lithuania, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. Candles illuminated tombstones in graveyards across Europe as people communed with the souls of the dead on Wednesday, observing one of the most sacred days in the Catholic calendar.(AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

A Sikh devotee blows fire during a procession ahead of the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Jammu, India, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. The birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, founder of Sikhism and first Sikh guru, will be marked on Nov. 4. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Palestinian protesters chant anti-British slogans and carry a poster with a defaced photo of UK Prime Minister Theresa May, and Arthur Balfour, on the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, in Ramallah, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. Thousands of Palestinians have taken to the streets in protest across the West Bank marking a century since the Balfour Declaration, Britain’s promise to Zionists to create a Jewish home in what is now Israel. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)

Hindu devotees perform religious rituals early morning while offering prayers to the Sun God in the River Yamuna during Chhath festival in Allahabad, India,Friday, Oct. 27, 2017. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth and seeking the divine blessings. ( AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A boy hops from tombs as Filipinos visit a public cemetery ahead of the traditional observance of All Saints Day, the honoring of the dead among Catholics all over the world Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 in suburban Navotas north of Manila, Philippines. Filipinos, as in Catholics all over the world, troop to cemeteries and memorial parks every Nov. 1 to honor and pray for the dearly departed. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

German Chancellor Angela Merkel, center, left, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, right, and President of Germany’s parliament Bundestag Wolfgang Schaeuble, center right, attend ceremonies for the 500th anniversary of the Reformation in front of the grave of Martin Luther at the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany, Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017. (Hannibal Hanschke/Pool via AP)

In this Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017 photo, faithful carry the image of the The Lord of Miracles during a procession in Lima, Peru. At the end of every October, hundreds of thousands crowd the streets of Peru’s capital to venerate a 17th century rendering of Jesus Christ, called the Lord of Miracles, credited with everything from curing illness to protecting the coastal city from earthquakes. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A woman cleans a relative’s grave on All Saints Day, a Catholic holiday to reflect on the saints and deceased relatives, at the Poblenou cemetery in Barcelona, Spain, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

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  • Very interesting photo presentation. A good look into the religious practices of other people and cultures. Thanks.

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