News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on Jan. 16, 2018. On the eve of Saint Anthony's Day, dozens ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the "Luminarias," a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week includes images from Orthodox Epiphany celebrations, Pope Francis in South America, annual marches in the United States, and more.

A man rides a horse through a bonfire as part of a ritual in honor of Saint Anthony the Abbot in San Bartolome de Pinares, Spain, on Jan. 16, 2018. On the eve of Saint Anthony’s Day, dozens ride their horses through the narrow cobblestone streets of the small village of San Bartolome during the “Luminarias,” a tradition that dates back 500 years and is meant to purify the animals with the smoke of the bonfires and protect them for the year to come. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)

Leticia Yawanawa, from Acre, Brazil, listens to a speech during a meeting of Amazonian indigenous in Puerto Maldonado, Madre de Dios province, Peru, on Jan. 18, 2018, one day ahead of Pope Francis’ arrival to Peru’s Amazon. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

A Rohingya boy looks up as others study the Quran in a makeshift mosque at Kutupalong refugee camp near Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Jan. 16, 2018. Bangladesh and Myanmar have agreed that they will try to complete the repatriation of hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees who fled from violence in Myanmar within two years, Bangladesh’s Foreign Ministry said. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)

Japanese bathers exercise before dipping in a cold water tub with blocks of ice at the Teppozu Inari Shinto Shrine during a winter ritual in Tokyo on Jan. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi, File)

A man is detained during a protest against Pope Francis, in Santiago, Chile, on Jan. 16, 2018. Francis arrived in Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit that was met with protests over sexual abuse by priests. Many Chileans are furious over Francis’ 2015 decision to appoint a bishop close to the Rev. Fernando Karadima, whom the Vatican found guilty in 2011 of abusing dozens of minors over decades. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Lesa Webb of Denver holds a placard as she gathers to take part in the annual parade to mark the birthday of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. on Jan. 15, 2018, in Denver. Marchers gathered with politicians in spite of cold temperatures, a light snow and slippery roads to walk from Denver’s City Park to Civic Center Park to note the holiday. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

President Russell M. Nelson, center, poses with his family following a news conference announcing his new leadership in the wake of the death of President Thomas S. Monson on Jan. 16, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Nelson has 10 children and 116 great-grandchildren. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

Pope Francis marries flight attendants Carlos Ciuffardi, left, and Paola Podest, center, during a flight from Santiago, Chile, to Iquique, Chile, Thursday, Jan. 18, 2018. Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding, marrying these two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline during the flight. The couple had been married civilly in 2010, however, they said they couldn’t follow-up with a church ceremony because of the 2010 earthquake that hit Chile. Photo courtesy of L’Osservatore Romano

Russian President Vladimir Putin bathes in ice-cold water on Epiphany near St. Nilus Stolobensky Monastery on Lake Seliger in Svetlitsa village, Russia, on Jan. 19, 2018. Thousands of Russian Orthodox Church followers will plunge into icy rivers and ponds across the country to mark Epiphany, cleansing themselves with water deemed holy for the day. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)

Policemen reinforce barricades during a protest by members of India’s various left parties and civilians against the visit of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in New Delhi, India, on Jan.15, 2018. The Israeli prime minister arrived in India on Sunday for a six-day visit, his first to India. (AP Photo/Oinam Anand, File)

People participate in the March for Life near the Supreme Court in Washington, on Jan. 19, 2018. The march — which typically draws busloads of Catholic school students, a large contingent of evangelical Christians and poster-toting protesters of many persuasions — falls each year around the anniversary of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision that recognized a legal right to abortion and intends to pressure Congress and the White House to limit legal access to the procedure. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

An inmate peers through a small opening in the door to explain to a taxi driver what materials he needs to build the chairs that will be used during events with Pope Francis, in Puerto Maldonado, part of Peru’s Madre de Dios region in the Amazon, on Jan. 12, 2018. More than a hundred inmates were commissioned by the Catholic Church to build 350 chairs that will be placed inside a coliseum in Puerto Maldonado, a gateway into the Amazon rainforest that Francis is scheduled to visit on Jan. 19. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

The reconstructed Khaled Bin al-Waleed Mosque is framed by a damaged building, in the old city of Homs, Syria, on Jan. 17, 2018. It has been almost four years since the last remaining rebels and civilians withdrew from the remaining strongholds in the ancient heart of Homs in Syria. But few people have returned, and large parts of the once vibrant old city are still abandoned and destroyed, as if time had stood still since the guns fell silent. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

The Rev. Pablo Zabala, better known as Padre Pablo, squirts holy water from a recycled water bottle during his last Mass as the parish priest in Boca Colorado, part of Peru’s Madre de Dios region in the Amazon, on Jan. 14, 2018. After 10 years of service the 70-year-old Spanish priest has been transferred 130 kms (80 miles) away to Puerto Maldonado, known as the gateway to the Amazon jungle. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

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