(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images of Hindu festivals in India, abortion legislation in Argentina, daily life in Israel and more.
An Indian artist gets makeup before a performance at the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, on Aug. 6, 2018. Bonalu is a month-long Hindu folk festival in the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the goddess of destruction. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
Nepalese people burn an effigy of the demon Ghantakarna symbolizing the destruction of evil at the Ghantakarna festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on Aug. 9, 2018. Festival activities are believed to ward off evil spirits and bring peace and prosperity. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
A cargo ship passes the Kalyazin Bell Tower, part of the submerged monastery of St. Nicholas, in the town of Kalyazin, located on the Volga River, 111 miles northeast of Moscow, Russia, on Aug. 9, 2018. After the construction of the Uglich Dam in 1939 to form the Uglich Reservoir, the old parts of Kalyazin were submerged under the reservoir’s waters. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Kanwariyas, devotees of the Hindu god Shiva, walk past sugarcane fields near New Delhi, India, on Aug. 8, 2018. Kanwariyas perform a ritual pilgrimage in which they walk the roads of India, carrying ornately decorated canisters of the sacred water of the Ganges River over their shoulders, and take the water back to Hindu temples in their hometowns. The pilgrimage occurs during the Hindu lunar month of Shravana. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
A man from the Druze community, an ethnic minority among Arab citizens of Israel, participates in a rally against Israel’s Jewish Nation bill in Tel Aviv on Aug. 4, 2018. Thousands of members of Israel’s Druze minority and their Jewish supporters packed a Tel Aviv square Saturday night to rally against the contentious new law, which critics say sidelines non-Jewish citizens. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Transgender Paloma, dressed as a “china” for the “Morenada” or Dance of the Black Slaves, takes part in a religious procession in honor of Our Lady of Copacabana, in Cuzco, Peru, on Aug. 5, 2018. A group of transsexual activists in Cuzco have adopted the Bolivian virgin as their patron saint. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish family watches the sunset during summer vacation in the port of Tel Aviv, Israel, on Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
A Palestinian girl offers sweets to family members of Rashida Tlaib as they celebrate her U.S. election victory at the family house in the West Bank village of Beit Ur al-Fauqa, on Aug. 8, 2018. The Michigan primary victory of Tlaib, who is expected to become the first Muslim woman and Palestinian-American to serve in U.S. Congress, is rippling across the Middle East. In the village where Tlaib’s mother was born, residents are greeting the news with hope that she will challenge a U.S. presidential administration widely seen as hostile to the Palestinian cause. (AP Photo/Nasser Nasser)
Models display creations by Iranian-born designer Reza Etamadi during a fashion show in Copenhagen, Denmark, on Aug. 8, 2018. Etamadi stole the limelight by showcasing models dressed in niqabs and police uniforms. They were displaying the latest collection in his MUF10 label. The collection, themed around women wearing face veils, debuted days after a new law banning such garments in public places went into force. (Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP)
Opponents of a measure to expand legal abortions celebrate outside Congress in Buenos Aires, Argentina, after lawmakers rejected the bill on Aug. 9, 2018. Lawmakers debated for more than 15 hours before voting 38-31 against the measure that would have allowed abortion in the first 14 weeks of pregnancy. (AP Photo/Luisa Balaguer)
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