News Photos of the Week

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 a Yiddish language festival, voting in Cameroon and more.

Pigeons fly in front of a mural of Archbishop Óscar Arnulfo Romero, on a wall of the Metropolitan Cathedral in San Salvador, El Salvador, on Oct. 3. 2018. Romero, who was killed in 1980 by a right wing death squad during Mass, will be canonized in Rome by Pope Francis on Sunday, Oct. 14, 2018. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

People place flowers in honor of ‘La Virgen del Pilar’ during the Spanish National Day in Zaragoza, northern Spain, on Oct. 12, 2018. Thousands of bunches of flowers are placed beside an image of the saint in the Pilar square, as devotees wear typical regional dresses. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

Muslim women search for their names before casting their votes outside a polling station during presidential elections in Briqueterie, Cameroon, on Oct. 7, 2018. Africa’s oldest leader is widely expected to win another term, while separatists threaten to disrupt the election and many people who have fled the unrest are unable to vote. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

Indian Hindu devotees perform morning rituals in the Ganges River on the first day of the nine-day Navratri festival in Allahabad, India, on Oct. 10, 2018. Hindus are celebrating Navaratri, or the festival of nine nights, with three days each devoted to the worship of Durga, the goddess of valor, Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, and Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Artists of Warsaw’s Jewish theatre perform the Yiddish language play “Biblical Songs,” based on Itzik Manger’s Khumesh Lider, or Bible Poems, and directed by Romanian director Andrei Munteanu, inside the Great Synagogue in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 9, 2018. The show is part of the International Yiddish Language Festival, organized by the Jewish State Theatre which also commemorates 142 years since the opening in in 1876 of the first Yiddish theater in the world, in the northeastern Romanian city of Iasi. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)

American Lara Alqasem, center, sits in a courtroom prior to a hearing at the district court in Tel Aviv, Israel, on Oct. 11, 2018. A senior Israeli cabinet minister on Wednesday defended the government’s handling of the case of the American graduate student, who has been held in detention at the country’s international airport for the past week over allegations that she promoted a boycott against the Jewish state. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)

A woman leaves a voting booth at a polling station in Bucharest, Romania, on Oct. 7, 2018, in a referendum to change the constitutional definition of “family.” Though 91 percent of those who voted said “yes” to the change in the constitution, less than 21 percent of the population voted, well below the threshold of 30 percent needed for the referendum to be valid. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu.

Cuban evangelists pass a poster in the Evangelist League Church that reads in Spanish, “I am in favor of the original design,”referring to discussions on including a provision for same-sex marriage in a new Cuban constitution. Cubans across the country take part this month in thousands of meetings on the constitutional reform, opening a surprising window to the state of opinion on the island. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)

Patriarch Filaret, head of the Ukrainian Orthodox Church of the Kiev Patriarchate, conducts a service at the Volodymysky Cathedral in Kiev, Ukraine, on Oct. 11, 2018. The Istanbul-based Ecumenical Patriarchate says it will move forward with its decision to grant Ukrainian clerics independence from the Russian Orthodox Church. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)

The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square sings in the Saturday morning session of general conference on Oct. 6, 2018. The name Mormon has been dropped from the name of the famous choir. ©2018 by Intellectual Reserve Inc.

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