Kashmiri Muslims pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine, on the Friday following the Prophet's birth anniversary, in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims thronged the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/ Mukhtar Khan)

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 birth celebrations for both Sikh founder Guru Nanak and Islam's Prophet Muhammad, and more.

Kashmiri Muslims pray as the head priest, unseen, displays a relic of Islam's Prophet Muhammad at the Hazratbal shrine, on the Friday following the Prophet's birth anniversary, in Srinagar, India, Friday, Nov. 15, 2019. Thousands of Kashmiri Muslims thronged the Hazratbal shrine, which houses a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/ Mukhtar Khan)

A Muslim dervish whirls near a rally for the Mawlid al-Nabi holiday, marking the birthday of Islam's Prophet Muhammad, in Lahore, Pakistan, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. To mark the holiday, thousands take part in religious processions, ceremonies and distribute free meals to the poor. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

People release paper lanterns during celebrations to mark the birth anniversary of Islam's Prophet Mohammed, in front of the Mohammad al-Amin Mosque in Beirut, Lebanon, Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Bilal Hussein)

Sister Sukanya Sukchai, right, adjusts a newly made chasuble at a Catholic preparatory school in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019. Seamstresses from the Congregation of the Sacred Heart of Jesus Sisters of Bangkok are studiously snipping and sewing, fashioning robes for the upcoming visit of Pope Francis. They’ve been working tirelessly, running up the ceremonial garments Pope Francis will wear during his four-day visit to Thailand later this month. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Sikh devotees light candles at the illuminated Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines, on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Sikhs across the world are marking the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and first guru. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

Britain's Prince Charles, center, talks to Sikh leaders at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib, a Sikh Temple in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019. Prince Charles visited the Sikh temple to participate in celebrations of the 550th birth anniversary of Sikh Guru, Baba Guru Nanak, and mark the contribution of the Sikh community in Britain. During his two day visit he is also meeting with Indian experts focusing on global challenges such as business sustainability and climate change. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Lamps lit by devotees shine in front of the illuminated Golden Temple, the holiest of Sikh shrines, on the birth anniversary of Guru Nanak in Amritsar, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. Sikhs across the world are marking the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak, the founder of Sikhism and first guru. (AP Photo/Prabhjot Gill)

A pilgrim from Australia holds a cross which creates a reflection on his face as he attends Pope Francis' Angelus prayer, in St. Peter's Square, at the Vatican, Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A worker paints the insignia of the Holy See on the gate of the Vatican's Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand, Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, ahead of a scheduled visit by Pope Francis. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

Hindu devotees light lamps at a ghat, or stairway leading down to a body of water, during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. All the ghats along the Ganges come alive with thousands of brightly lit earthen lamps during the festival. The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the top Hindu pilgrimage sites and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers on the banks of the Ganges. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A crowd gathers for a prayer ceremony dedicated to the Ganges River, holy to Hindus, during Dev Deepawali festival in Varanasi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019. All the riverfront stairs, or ghats, along the Ganges come alive with thousands of brightly lit earthen lamps during the festival. The ancient city of Varanasi is one of the top Hindu pilgrimage sites and millions of Hindu pilgrims gather annually here for ritual bathing and prayers on the banks of the Ganges. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

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