Beliefs Culture Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week: 11/17 – 11/23

Pastors from the Apostolical Holy Church sing and pray for their country on top of a large rock known locally as "God's Footprint" on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. A day after huge crowds rallied peacefully in the capital for 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe to step down, Zimbabweans around the country attended Sunday church services praying for peace and the future of their country. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week’s includes images from the Bala Chaturdashi festival in Nepal; a Kutupalong Refugee camp in Bangladesh; a gathering of thousands of rabbis in Brooklyn; protesters offering prayers in Islamabad, Pakistan; a Christian peace and prayer rally in Zimbabwe; a Christmas tree in St. Peter’s Square — and two for Thanksgiving.

The Grinch balloon passes by windows of a building on Central Park West during Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)

A devotee places a coin as an offering at the feet of a statue of God Biswaroop during Bala Chaturdashi festival at Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Bala Chaturdashi is celebrated in memory of departed family members by lighting oil lamps and scattering seven types of grains along a prescribed route. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Rohingya Muslim children walk around their tents while one child bathes in Kutupalong Refugee camp on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017, in Bangladesh. More than 620,000 Rohingya have fled Rakhine for neighboring Bangladesh since late August, when the military launched what it called “clearance operations” in response to insurgent attacks. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E)

In this Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017 photo, Israeli Holocaust survivor Eliahu Pietruszka, right, embraces Alexandre Pietruszka as they meet for the first time in Kfar Saba. Pietruszka who fled Poland at the beginning of World War II and thought his entire family had perished learned that a younger brother had also survived, and his son, 66-year-old Alexandre, flew from Russia to see him. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

Thousands Rabbis pose for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world HQ in Brooklyn NY on November 19, 2017 in New York City. Credit Hoo-Me.com / MediaPunch/IPX

Thousands Rabbis pose for a group photo in front of Chabad-Lubavitch world HQ in Brooklyn NY on November 19, 2017 in New York City. Credit Hoo-Me.com / MediaPunch/IPX

Pastors from the Apostolical Holy Church sing and pray for their country on top of a large rock known locally as “God’s Footprint” on the outskirts of Harare, Zimbabwe Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. A day after huge crowds rallied peacefully in the capital for 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe to step down, Zimbabweans around the country attended Sunday church services praying for peace and the future of their country. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Pope Francis is framed by the decoration of a street lamp as he recites the Angelus prayer at the window of his studio overlooking St. Peter square at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. Pope Francis is offering several hundred poor people _ homeless, migrants, unemployed _ a lunch of gnocchi, veal and tiramisu on Sunday as he celebrates his first World Day of the Poor with a concrete gesture of charity in the spirit of his namesake, St. Francis of Assisi. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

An Indian woman plays with a child as another makes cow dung cakes which will be sold to devotees to be used as fuel for clay stoves during the upcoming ‘Magh Mela’ festival in Allahabad, India, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Hindus are expected to take holy dips at the confluence of Ganges,Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers during the astronomically auspicious period of over 45 days celebrated as Magh Mela, that begins later this month. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Protesters offer prayers during a sit-in protest at an entrance of Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Pakistani police have warned an Islamist rally to disband within hours to avoid a crackdown near the capital, where an estimated 5,000 members of a radical Islamic party have camped out and disrupted life. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Two nuns watch a crane lifting up a Christmas tree to be placed in St. Peter’s Square, at the Vatican, Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017. The tree, a 28 metre high red fir, arrives from the archdiocese of Elk, in north-eastern Poland. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Veiled members of India’s Rajput community listen to a speech by their leader as they gather to protest against the release of Bollywood film “Padmavati” in Mumbai, India, Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. The film has been in trouble since the beginning of the year, with fringe groups in the western state of Rajasthan attacking the film’s set, threatening to burn down theaters that show it and even physically attacking the director in January. A member of India’s Hindu nationalist ruling party has offered a 100 million rupee ($1.5 million) reward to anyone who beheads the lead actress and the director of the yet-to-be released film over its alleged handling of the relationship between a Hindu queen and a Muslim ruler. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

An image of the downtown skyline hangs in Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as travelers and workers pass through ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday in Atlanta, Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2017. (AP Photo/David Goldman)

A Zimbabwean woman holding a national flag raises her hands in prayer at a Christian peace and prayer rally in downtown Harare, Zimbabwe Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Zimbabwe’s ruling party on Monday ordered impeachment proceedings to begin against longtime President Robert Mugabe and expressed confidence that he could be voted out within two days. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

The faithful gather at Ford Field for a Mass of the Beatification Ceremony for Father Solanus, Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017, in Detroit. A priest who wasn’t allowed to preach instead turned his ears and heart to the needy. Now, decades after his death, Solanus Casey is on a path to sainthood, celebrated as an incredibly humble man who brought people to God. (AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

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