Photos of the Week

This week’s photo selection includes Jewish pilgrims unable to enter Ukraine, the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes Jewish pilgrims unable to enter Ukraine, the 19th anniversary of 9/11, and more.

Mourners place flowers and pictures in the name cut-out of Kyung Hee (Casey) Cho at the National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, in New York. Americans commemorated 9/11 as a new national crisis in the form of the coronavirus pandemic reconfigured and divided anniversary ceremonies and a presidential campaign carved a path through the observances. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A Hindu devotee gets his head shaved to perform Pind Daan rituals at Sangam in Prayagraj in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, India, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. Pind Daan rituals are performed to bring peace and salvation to the souls of deceased ancestors. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

People pray during a Hindu ritual at a temple in a village in Bali, Indonesia, Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2020. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Phillip Brackett, a church deacon at Mill Creek Church of Christ, paddles a kayak to the front door after a flash flood filled the parking lot and put several inches of water inside the church, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2020, in Nolensville, Tennessee. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

A patrol in the south of Sudan returns to their helicopter in 1971 during the First Sudanese Civil War, which lasted from 1955 to 1972, when the Arabs of Sudan’s north fought a prolonged and unpublicized civil war against the Anyanyas, a terrorist group whose size and numbers were unknown. South Sudan eventually become a separate nation in 2011, after a 20-year second civil war. RNS archive photo by David Lomax. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Hasidic Jewish pilgrims gather in front of Ukrainian border guards at a checkpoint near Novaya Guta, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. About 2,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish pilgrims traveled to Belarus’s border with Ukraine in hope of traveling to the Ukrainian city of Uman to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, an important Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810. Ukrainian officials say that thousands of the pilgrims, now stranded at the Ukrainian border due to coronavirus restrictions have started turning back. (AP Photo)

Hasidic Jewish pilgrims dance as they gather in front of Ukrainian border guards at a checkpoint near Novaya Guta, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. About 2,000 ultra-Orthodox Jewish pilgrims traveled to Belarus’s border with Ukraine in hope of traveling to the Ukrainian city of Uman to visit the grave of Rabbi Nachman of Breslov, an important Hasidic rabbi who died in 1810. Ukrainian officials say that thousands of the pilgrims, now stranded at the Ukrainian border due to coronavirus restrictions have started turning back. (AP Photo)

A Hasidic Jewish pilgrim reacts as he joins others in front of Ukrainian border guards at a checkpoint near Novaya Guta, Belarus, Friday, Sept. 18, 2020. (AP Photo)

A woman paints a thangka, a traditional Tibetan Buddhist painting, in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Demonstrators, most of them Chinese-Americans, burn a Communist Chinese flag across the street from the Roosevelt Hotel, the New York residence of the Chinese delegation to the United Nations, in 1971. The protestors, who numbered about 400, shouted “Kill Mao” and carried signs which read “Reds Go Home.” RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society