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(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious and spiritual expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images from India, Iraq, Kazakhstan, Spain and more.

Baker Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop, manages his shop on June 4, 2018, in Lakewood, Colo. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that he could refuse to make a wedding cake for a same-sex couple on the basis of his religious beliefs. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski)

Two nuns arrange flowers in preparation for the Corpus Christi procession in the small town of Bera de Bidasoa, in northern Spain, on Sunday, June 3, 2018. The day of Corpus Christi, observed on May 31, has ceased to be a public holiday in Spain, so believers now celebrate the ancient Catholic tradition on Sunday. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Bangladeshis work at a plastic strips storehouse in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 4, 2018. The theme for this year’s World Environment Day, marked on June 5, was “Beat Plastic Pollution.” Many religious leaders, including Pope Francis, argue that care of creation is a religious and moral issue to be tackled. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Free porridge is distributed to the poor during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Gaza City. Large numbers of Gaza families have been pushed deeper into poverty in recent months by Palestinian political infighting and the freezing of U.S. aid. The sharp drop in aid comes at a time when life is tougher than ever for most of the 2 million Palestinians locked into tiny, blockaded Gaza where electricity is off most hours of the day, unemployment approaches 50 percent and the Islamic militant group Hamas rules with a tight grip. (AP Photo/Adel Hana)

Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, right, playfully pinches the nose of a senior monk as he arrives to give a talk to Tibetan youth in Dharmsala, India, on June 7, 2018. Every year the Tibetan leader speaks to young Tibetans to introduce them to Buddhist precepts. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Civilians gather at the site of blasts in Baghdad’s Sadr City, Iraq, on June 7, 2018. A pair of explosions ripped through a mosque in a mostly Shiite district of Iraq’s capital on June 6, security officials said. (AP Photo/Karim Kadim)

Indian Hindu women carry clay pots containing holy water during a procession for world peace and welfare of the Hindu religion in Allahabad, India, on June 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Sunlight illuminates Swayambhunath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, on June 6, 2018. Swayambhunath stupa is an ancient religious complex also known as the monkey temple. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Volunteers of the Hindu nationalist Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) take a pledge during an event at their headquarters in Nagpur, India, on June 7, 2018. The RSS, parent organization of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, combines religious education with self-defense exercises. (AP Photo)

An Orthodox priest conducts a blessing service in front of the Soyuz FG rocket at the Russian-leased Baikonur cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, on June 5, 2018. The new Soyuz mission to the International Space Station (ISS) left on Wednesday, June 6, with U.S. astronaut Serena Aunon-Chancellor, Russian cosmonaut Sergey Prokopyev, and German astronaut Alexander Gerst. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)

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  • SCOTUS did not decide that Jack could refuse service based on his religious beliefs. They ruled that the commission that ruled against him displayed a negative bias toward his religious beliefs and as a result, their ruling was tossed out.

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