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Photos of the Week

This week’s gallery includes celebrations of Prophet Muhammad's birthday, Christmas preparations and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes celebrations of Prophet Muhammad’s birthday, Christmas preparations and more.

Children in London walk through the Cathedral of Light as part of the illuminated trail through Kew Gardens magnificent after-dark landscape, lit up by over one million twinkling lights on Nov. 21, 2018. The spectacular light and sound installations run from Nov. 22, 2018 – Jan. 5, 2019.(AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

A young Sikh boy in Jammu, India participates in a procession on Nov. 21, 2018, ahead of the anniversary of the birth of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and the first Sikh guru, marked each year on Nov. 23. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)

Members of Ethiopia’s Jewish community gather at the synagogue in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on Nov. 19, 2018,  to protest the Israeli government’s decision not to allow all of them to emigrate to Israel, leaving their families divided between the two countries. Representatives of the 8,000 Jews in Ethiopia urged the Ethiopian Jews living in Israel to think carefully before voting for Israel’s ruling party, the Likud, over the delays in repatriation to Israel. The banner above their heads reads “Welcome” in Amharic, English and Hebrew. (AP Photo/Mulugeta Ayene)

Children watch as a camel walks past during a procession to celebrate Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, or the birthday of Prophet Muhammad, in New Delhi, India, on Nov. 21, 2018. India’s Muslims are a minority in the predominantly Hindu state, but they are one of the largest Muslim populations in the world. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Workers install a 68-foot-tall Christmas tree at the Vatican, on Nov. 22, 2018. The tree was donated by the Friuli Venezia Giulia region in the northern Italian Consiglio forest. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A wedding hall in Kabul, Afghanistan, is seen Nov. 21, 2018, a day after a suicide attack. A suicide bomber was able to sneak into the wedding hall where hundreds of Muslim religious scholars and clerics had gathered to mark the birthday of the Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Lidia Steineman, who lost her home in the Camp Fire, prays during a vigil for fire victims on Sunday, Nov. 18, 2018, in Chico, Calif. More than 50 people gathered at the memorial for the victims. People hugged and shed tears as Pastor Jesse Kearns recited a prayer for first responders. (AP Photo/Noah Berger, Pool)

A market is decorated with lights for Eid-e-Milad-un-Nabi, the holiday celebrating the birth of Islam’s Prophet Muhammad in the year 570, on Nov. 20, 2018, in Lahore, Pakistan. Thousands of Pakistani Muslims take part in religious processions, ceremonies and distributing free meals among the poor. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Pakistani Muslims distribute food to people gathered to celebrate the birthday of Islam’s Prophet, Muhammad, who was born in the year 570, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on Nov. 21, 2018. To mark the holiday, thousands of Pakistani Muslims take part in religious processions, ceremonies and by distributing free meals to the poor. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

People light lamps at the Banganga pond as they celebrate the Hindu Dev Diwali festival in Mumbai, India, on Nov. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Rajanish Kakade)