Students practice flipping boards with photos to reveal a full-mosaic portrait of Pope Francis before a Holy Mass at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

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 Pope Francis' trip to Asia, political unrest in the Americas, and more.

Students practice flipping boards with photos to reveal a full-mosaic portrait of Pope Francis before a Holy Mass at National Stadium in Bangkok, Thailand, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Buddhist monks, left, arrive to participate in an interfaith meeting with Pope Francis at Chulalongkorn University, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019, in Bangkok, Thailand. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

A Catholic devotee reads about Pope Francis's visit during an early morning Mass at the Urakami Cathedral in Nagasaki, southern Japan, on Nov. 17, 2019. Pope Francis will start his first official visit to Japan in Nagasaki, ground zero for the Christian experience in a nation where the Catholic leader once dreamed of living as a missionary. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Heavy smog blankets the historical Badshahi Mosque in Lahore, Pakistan, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. Amnesty International issued "Urgent Action" saying every person in Lahore is at risk. Heavy smog has enveloped many cities of Punjab province, causing highway accidents and respiratory problems, and forcing many residents to stay home. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Angie Stephens, of Tulsa, Okla., prays on the steps of Longworth House Office Building, where U.S. Ambassador to the European Union Gordon Sondland testified before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019, during a public impeachment inquiry hearing of President Donald Trump's efforts to tie U.S. aid for Ukraine to investigations of his political opponents. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Boys read the Quran at a madrassa in Karachi, Pakistan Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019. Pakistan and other nations observed Universal Children's Day, which is marked annually by the United Nations. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Palestinian mourners carry out the bodies of Rasmi Abu Malhous and seven members of his family, who were killed in overnight Israeli missile strikes that targeted their house, during their funeral at a mosque in Deir al-Balah, central Gaza Strip, Thursday, Nov. 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Khalil Hamra)

Altar boys and parishioners barricade one of the entrances of the San Juan Bautista Church after supporters of President Daniel Ortega attempted to enter the church by force, in Masaya, Nicaragua, Thursday, Nov. 21, 2019. The pro-Ortega group disrupted a Mass in support of a group of mothers who are engaged in a hunger strike at the San Miguel Church in Masaya, to demand the release of their sons and daughters who are imprisoned by the Ortega government. (AP Photo/Alfredo Zuniga)

Relatives, friends and supporters of Somali Canadian peace activist Almaas Elman shout "We need justice” outside the Mosque of Islamic Solidarity, where her funeral service was held, in the capital city of Mogadishu, Somalia, Friday, Nov. 22, 2019. Preliminary investigations show that Almaas Elman was killed by a stray bullet while inside a heavily defended base near the international airport earlier this week in Mogadishu, the peacekeeping mission in Somalia said Friday. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)

A woman ties slips of paper to a wire bearing wishes for children's success in the college entrance exams at Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, Nov. 14, 2019. More than 540,000 high school seniors and graduates across the country took the national college entrance exam on Nov. 14. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Women and police hold hands while praying at a Mass for peace at a square in La Paz, Bolivia, Sunday, Nov. 17, 2019. Bolivia's political crisis turned deadly after security forces opened fire on supporters of former President Evo Morales in Sacaba on Nov. 15, killing multiple people and injuring dozens, while threatening the interim government’s efforts to restore stability following the resignation of Morales in an election dispute. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)