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 Mormons being attacked in Mexico, the Natitas skull festival in Bolivia, and more.

Hot air balloons fly over Myanmar’s ancient temples just before the sunrise in old Bagan, Nyaung U district, central Myanmar, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. (AP Photo/Aung Shine Oo)

A woman walks past a mural of a human skull during the annual Natitas festival in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. The skulls, called natitas, which means “without a nose” in the indigenous Aymara language, are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets, believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A woman carries a decorated human skull after praying in the chapel of the General Cemetery during the annual Natitas festival in La Paz, Bolivia, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. “Natitas” which means “without a nose” in the indigenous Aymara language, are cared for and decorated by faithful who use them as amulets, believing they serve as protection. The tradition marks the end of the Catholic All Saints holiday, but is not recognized by the Catholic church. (AP Photo/Juan Karita)

A large group hugs one another during the funeral of Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and her sons Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, who were killed in an ambush earlier this week, in La Mora, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. As Mexican soldiers stood guard, the three were laid to rest in a single grave at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)

Men dig a mass grave for some of the women and children related to the extended LeBaron family who were killed by drug cartel gunmen, before their burial at a family cemetery in La Mora, Sonora state, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. Three women and six of their children were gunned down in an attack while traveling along Mexico’s Chihuahua and Sonora state border on Monday. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Family and friends gather for the burial service for Dawna Ray Langford, 43, and her sons Trevor, 11, and Rogan, 2, who were killed in an ambush earlier this week, at a small cemetery in La Mora, Mexico, Thursday, Nov. 7, 2019. As Mexican soldiers stood guard, the three were laid to rest in a single grave at the first funeral for the victims of a drug cartel ambush that left nine American women and children dead. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

Protesters offer prayers at the site where student Chow Tsz-Lok fell during a recent protest in Hong Kong, on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Chow, a Hong Kong university student who fell off a parking garage after police fired tear gas during clashes with anti-government protesters, died Friday, in a rare fatality after five months of unrest, fueling more outrage against authorities in the semi-autonomous Chinese territory. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Hindu devotees move while lying prostrate to reach the river Brahmaputra during Chhath Puja festival in in Gauhati, India, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the Sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

An Indian Hindu devotee performs rituals in the Yamuna river, covered by chemical foam caused by industrial and domestic pollution, during Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)

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