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Photos of the Week

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

Palestinians protesting the planned demolition of the West Bank hamlet of Khan al-Ahmar fight with Israeli police officers, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Israel says the structures were illegally built and pose a threat to residents because of their proximity to a highway. Critics say it is nearly impossible to get building permits, and that the residents are being removed to clear the way for Jewish settlements. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

Thai Buddhist monks pray for the 12 boys and their soccer coach who went missing in a flooded cave in Mae Sai, Chiang Rai province, northern Thailand. The group was discovered July 2, 10 days after being totally cut off from the outside world. While the group is mostly physically healthy, experts say the ordeal has likely taken a mental toll that could worsen the longer the situation lasts. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Colleen Joseph prays over the crosses at a makeshift memorial outside the office building housing The Capital Gazette newspaper in Annapolis, Md., on July 1, 2018. Jarrod Ramos is charged with five counts of murder after police say he opened fire Thursday at the newspaper. (AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana)

Stalls selling shawls and flower petals meant for offerings stand at the entrance to the shrine of Sufi saint Hazrat Syed Muhammad Nizamuddin Auliya at Nizamuddin Dargah in New Delhi, India, on July 5, 2018. The Nizamuddin Dargah is a complex of tombs, mosques and stalls centered on the burial site of the revered Sufi saint. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

TV screens at an electrical appliance store show the image of doomsday cult leader Shoko Asahara in news reports, in Urayasu, near Tokyo, on Friday, July 6, 2018. Asahara and six followers were executed Friday for their roles in a deadly 1995 gas attack on the Tokyo subways and other crimes, Japan’s Justice Ministry said. (Kyodo News via AP)

A municipal brass band makes it’s away through a crowd of revellers during the launch of the ‘Chupinazo’ rocket, to celebrate the official opening of the 2018 San Fermin fiestas with daily bull runs, bullfights, music and dancing in Pamplona, Spain, on July 6, 2018. Although now primarily known for the running of the bulls, the annual religious festival dates back centuries. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Indian Sikhs are served a community lunch during their protest near the Afghanistan Embassy in New Delhi, India, on July 3, 2018. The protest was against the killing of over a dozen people, mostly Sikhs and Hindus, in Afghanistan’s city of Jalalabad on July 1. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the suicide bombing. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

Exiled Tibetan students in traditional costume wait for their turn to perform at an event marking the 83rd birthday of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang Temple in Dharmsala, India, on July 6, 2018. Hundreds of Tibetans participated in the celebrations, which included performances of traditional Tibetan opera and dance. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

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