Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious and spiritual expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes Eid al-Fitr crowds, controversies in South America, and more.

Bangladeshi Muslims maneuver their way on the roof of an overcrowded train to travel home for Eid al-Fitr celebrations, at a railway station in Dhaka, Bangladesh, on June 14, 2018. Hundreds of thousands of people working in Dhaka are leaving for their hometowns to celebrate the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday with their families. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

Pro-choice demonstrators participate in a rally to support an abortion legalization law, near Argentina’s congress in Buenos Aires, on June 13, 2018. The next day, the lower house of Argentina’s congress approved a bill that would legalize elective abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy, sending the measure to the Senate. President Mauricio Macri has said he’ll sign the bill if it’s approved. The debate has sharply divided the homeland of Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Jorge Saenz)

An Indian tribal Hindu priest walks barefoot over burning charcoal as part of rituals during Baikho festival in Ramyapur village near Gauhati, India, on June 9, 2018. The festival is celebrated for the well-being of the Rabha tribal community and for a good harvest. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Indonesian Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan as Mount Merapi looms in the background at Sleman, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Slamet Riyadi)

Archbishop Charles Scicluna walks away after giving a press conference in Santiago, Chile, on June 12, 2018. Scicluna, an investigator of sex abuse in Chile’s church, returned to the South American country to begin what the Vatican has said is a “healing” mission in Osorno following the resignation of Bishop Juan Barros. He has been at the center of Chile’s growing scandal ever since Pope Francis appointed him bishop of Osorno in 2015 over the objections of the local faithful, his own sex abuse prevention advisers and some of Chile’s other bishops. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)

Villagers enter the cemetery with the remains of four people who died due to the eruption of the Volcan de Fuego, or Volcano of Fire, in San Juan Alotenango, Guatemala, on June 10, 2018. Official search efforts for the missing were suspended for the third straight day Saturday amid dangerous conditions, following the initial eruption on June 3. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)

Galagoda Atte Gnanasara, leader of the Bodu Bala Sena or Buddhist Force, is escorted by prison officials after he was sentenced to imprisonment by a magistrate court in Homagama, Sri Lanka, on June 14, 2018. The Sri Lankan court sentenced the controversial hard-line Buddhist monk for six months rigorous imprisonment for threatening the wife of a missing journalist. (AP Photo/Rukmal Gamage)

Israeli police evict Jewish settlers at the West Bank settlement of Netiv Avot on June 12, 2018. Israel’s Supreme Court ordered the eviction because the homes were built on private Palestinian land. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Messengers to the Southern Baptist Convention overwhelmingly voted June 13, 2018, during the afternoon session of the annual meeting against a motion that would have removed members of the Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary trustee executive committee from the denomination’s board of trustees, effective immediately. Photo by Adam Covington via Baptist Press

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