People try to catch lucky beans scattered by celebrities during "Mame-maki," a bean throwing ceremony, at Zojoji Buddhist temple, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

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 an annual bean throwing ceremony in Japan, the National Prayer Breakfast, and more.

People try to catch lucky beans scattered by celebrities during "Mame-maki," a bean throwing ceremony, at Zojoji Buddhist temple, Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

A high-ranked monk walks prior to "Mame-maki," a bean throwing ceremony, at Zojoji Buddhist temple Monday, Feb. 3, 2020, in Tokyo. The ritual, performed annually to mark the beginning of the spring in the lunar calendar, is believed to bring good luck and drive away evil. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)

Priests hold candles near a statue of St. Peter, rear, as they attend a Mass celebrated by Pope Francis for members of religious institutions on the occasion of the celebration of the World Day of Consecrated Life, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

A Buddhist monk and a nun stand on a street corner begging for alms in Bangkok, Thailand, Tuesday, Feb. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Gemunu Amarasinghe)

President Donald Trump holds up a newspaper with the headline that reads "Trump acquitted" during the 68th annual National Prayer Breakfast, at the Washington Hilton, on Feb. 6, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

 

Nepalese Hindu devotees get sprinkled with holy water from water-soaked hay as part of rituals during Madhav Narayan festival in Thecho, Lalitpur, Nepal, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Hindu God Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing a month long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

 

A Nepalese Hindu devotee carries water-soaked hay as part of rituals during Madhav Narayan festival in Thecho, Lalitpur, Nepal, Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020. During this month-long festival, devotees recite Holy Scriptures dedicated to Hindu goddess Swasthani and Hindu God Lord Shiva. Unmarried women pray to get a good husband while those married pray for the longevity of their husbands by observing month long fast. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

 

Russian Orthodox Old-Rite Church Metropolitan Korniliy, left, congratulates Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill on the 11th anniversary of his enthronement in Moscow, Russia, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. (Oleg Varov, Russian Orthodox Church Press Service via AP)

 

People wearing face masks pray at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Feb. 2, 2020. This weekend, South Korea and India flew hundreds of their citizens out of Wuhan, the city at the center of an area where some 50 million people are prevented from leaving in a sweeping anti-virus effort. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

 

A group of Sri Lankans hold a candle light vigil seeking prayers for Chinese nationals who are battling with the new virus, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Saturday, Feb. 1, 2020. A World Health Organization official said other governments need to prepare for “domestic outbreak control” if the disease spreads in their countries. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

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