Photos of the Week

This week’s gallery includes preparations for the end of Ramadan, continued coronavirus coverage and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes preparations for the end of Ramadan, continued coronavirus coverage and more.

An Afghan boy makes sweets at a traditional bakery for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr holiday to mark the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in the old part of Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, May 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Worshippers offer prayers for Jumat-ul-wida, the last Friday of the Islamic holy fasting month of Ramadan, after the government eased a weeks-long lockdown that was enforced to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Friday, May 22, 2020. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Alexis Williams, the widow of Bishop Carl Williams, Jr., wears a mask with their picture on it during his funeral at the Institutional International Ministries church in Brooklyn, New York, Thursday, May 21, 2020. Carl Williams, Jr. was the emeritus pastor of the Institutional International Ministries, a congregation started by his father Carl Williams, Sr. The congregation and Williams Jr. are more widely known for their gospel group, the Institutional Radio Choir. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, only a few family members were permitted to attend the service in person, but the church livestreamed the event for others that wanted to celebrate his life. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)

Traditional lanterns with Buddhism-inspired themes are displayed during Lotus Lantern Festival at the Cheonggye Stream in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, May 22, 2020. South Korean Buddhist groups said they will cancel a planned lantern procession to mark Buddha’s birthday set for later this month, but will hold celebratory services at temples across the country in accordance with the government’s quarantine rules. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Ralph Blosser, right, assistant executive of Mahoning Valley Council, Boy Scouts of America, gives an archery lesson to Sister Mary Equita, from left, Sister Mary Marylla and Sister Mary Silveria at a Boy Scouts camp in Youngstown, Ohio, circa 1955. More than 200 nuns from the Youngstown Diocese spent a day at the camp, earning ribbons when they ‘qualified’ for specific skills. RNS archive photo by Gerald Sherry. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Iraqi women carry cookies and sweets for the upcoming Eid al-Fitr celebrations marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Basra, Iraq, Friday, May 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Nabil al-Jurani)

People line up to receive a plate of spaghetti outside a church now functioning as a soup kitchen during a government-ordered lockdown to curb the spread of COVID-19, in the outskirts of Buenos Aires, Argentina, Thursday, May 21, 2020. (AP Photo/Natacha Pisarenko)

Parishioners wear face masks as they file out of a Mass at Christ the King Catholic Church in San Antonio, Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Many Texas churches that have been closed due to the coronavirus pandemic began reopening their doors for in-person services. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

An 18-foot bronze and stainless steel crucifix is installed on the facade of the St. Anthony Shrine in downtown Boston, circa 1955. The cross was 15-feet wide and the crucifix weighed 1.5 tons. Some 500 spectators watched the crucifix as it was hoisted into position 50 feet above the street. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society