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(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes the aftermath of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, protests in Pakistan and more.

A pumpkin carved with the message ‘Pittsburgh Strong’ sits among flowers outside the Tree of Life synagogue, on Nov. 1, 2018, as part of a makeshift memorial dedicated to those killed while worshipping at the synagogue on Oct. 27 in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Supporters of the religious party Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam, a Sunni Deobandi political party in Pakistan, raise hands to condemn a Supreme Court decision that acquitted Asia Bibi, a Christian woman, who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy, in Peshawar, Pakistan, on Nov. 2, 2018. The release of Bibi was apparently delayed Friday after talks failed between the government and radical Islamists who want her publicly hanged. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Youth try to make their kite fly at the cemetery for All Saints Day in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, on Nov. 1, 2018, as part of Day of the Dead celebrations. According to tradition, kites help keep bad spirits away as the souls of the dearly departed return overnight for Day of the Dead. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)

A woman colors earthen lamps , on Oct. 30, 2018, ahead of the Diwali festival in Jammu, India. People buy these lamps to decorate their homes during the annual Hindu festival of lights, which will be celebrated on November 7. (AP Photo/Channi Anand, File)

First Lady Melania Trump, accompanied by President Donald Trump and Tree of Life Rabbi Jeffrey Myers, right, places a white flower at a memorial for those killed at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, on Oct. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

Church members and neighbors take part in a Fall Festival celebration at the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs, on Oct. 31, 2018, in Sutherland Springs, Texas. Monday will mark one year since a gunman opened fire on worshippers attending Sunday service at the church, killing more than two dozen people and wounding others. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

Students from the Yeshiva School in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood of Pittsburgh pay their respects as the funeral procession for Dr. Jerry Rabinowitz passes their school en route to Homewood Cemetery after a funeral service at the Jewish Community Center on Oct. 30, 2018. Rabinowitz was one of 11 people killed while worshipping at the Tree of Life synagogue on Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Cardinals, in red caps, and bishops, in violet, attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for the closing of the month-long synod of bishops, inside St. Peter’s Basilica at the Vatican, on Oct. 28, 2018. (Claudio Peri/Pool Photo via AP)

A Pittsburgh police officer patrols around the Tree of Life Synagogue and a memorial of flowers and Stars of David in Pittsburgh on Oct. 28, 2018, in remembrance of those killed and injured when a shooter opened fire during services Saturday at the synagogue. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)

Relatives gather around some of the graves illuminated by candles during All Saints Day at the cemetery in Vilnius, Lithuania, on Nov. 1, 2018. Candles illuminated tombstones in graveyards across Europe as people communed with the souls of the dead on Thursday, observing one of the most sacred days in the Catholic calendar. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

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