News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

An Indian man, wearing yellow, throws flowers on devotees as others throw colored powder during a Holi festival celebration at Lord Jagannath Hindu temple in Ahmadabad, India, on March 2, 2018. The Hindu festival, a celebration of warm weather, good harvests and the defeat of evil, brings out millions of people, from toddlers to the elderly, to throw powder at one another and play with water balloons and squirt guns. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. This week’s gallery includes images of a variety of funeral rites from around the world, among other photos.

An Indian man, wearing yellow, throws flowers on devotees as others throw colored powder during a Holi festival celebration at Lord Jagannath Hindu temple in Ahmadabad, India, on March 2, 2018. The Hindu festival, a celebration of warm weather, good harvests and the defeat of evil, brings out millions of people, from toddlers to the elderly, to throw powder at one another and play with water balloons and squirt guns. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)

Ultra orthodox Jewish men carry the body of Rabbi Shmuel Auerbach during his funeral in Jerusalem on Feb. 25, 2018. Tens of thousands of ultra Orthodox Jews attended the funeral of the influential rabbi who died in Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

A view of the Colosseum lit up in red to draw attention to the persecution of Christians around the world, in Rome, on Feb. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Visitors pay their respects as the casket of the Rev. Billy Graham lies in honor at the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, on Feb. 28, 2018. It’s a rare honor for a private citizen to lie in honor at the Capitol. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

People take photos of a giant bull sarcophagus engulfed in flames which contains the body of Anak Agung Niang Agung, a descendant of the Ubud Royal family, during a public cremation ceremony in Bali, Indonesia, on March 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Demonstrators protest outside the closed doors of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, on Feb. 27, 2018. Jerusalem’s mayor on Tuesday suspended a plan to impose taxes on properties owned by Christian churches, backing away from a move that had enraged religious leaders and led to the closure of the church. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov)

The body of Indian actress Sridevi is carried on a covered truck during her funeral in Mumbai, India, on Feb. 28, 2018. Lining up for hours and visibly grief-stricken, thousands of mourning fans paid their respects to Sridevi, the iconic Bollywood actress who drowned accidentally in a Dubai hotel bathtub over the weekend. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)

Exiled Tibetans Buddhist nuns carry ceremonial offerings as they conduct special prayers for the long life of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, in Dharmsala, India, on March 1, 2018. Hundreds of nuns from different nunneries in exile attended the prayers. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Flower petals land on the coffin of Guatemala’s late Archbishop Oscar Julio Vian Morales during his funeral procession outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Guatemala City on Feb. 27, 2018. Vian, an outspoken critic of corruption in the Central American nation, died on Feb. 24 after battling cancer for months. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)

At the end of the Puja Pantai ceremony, Mah Meri villagers line up to pay their respects to the shamans on Carey Island, Malaysia. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu

Roughly two hundred Catholic demonstrators marched on Capitol Hill to demand Congressional action on DACA, ending in the Capitol Rotunda on Feb. 27, 2018. RNS photo by Jack Jenkins

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