Photos of the Week

This week’s photo gallery includes the feast day of Brazil's patron saint, reopening mosques in Morocco and more.

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the feast day of Brazil’s patron saint, reopening mosques in Morocco and more.

People light candles inside the candle room of Our Lady of Aparecida Basilica, the temple of Brazil’s patron saint on her feast day in Aparecida, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Pilgrims walk on the shoulder of a highway toward Our Lady of Aparecida Basilica on the outskirts of Aparecida, Brazil, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. Two of Brazil’s biggest Catholic celebrations scheduled for this holiday weekend have been scaled down or canceled, yet people still appeared in droves, underscoring the challenge of enforcing COVID-19 restrictions. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

People gather at Our Lady of Aparecida Basilica, the temple of Brazil’s patron saint, in Aparecida, Brazil, on her feast day, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)

Buddhist monks walk through a flooded pagoda on the outskirts of Phnom Penh, Cambodia, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 2020. A Cambodian disaster official said Wednesday that more than 10,000 people have been evacuated after a tropical storm hit the country, causing the flash flood. (AP Photo/Heng Sinith)

At an interdenominational service of national thanksgiving, Prime Minister Robert Mugabe and his wife Sally, front row, and former prime minister and one of Mr. Mugabe’s opponents in the recent election, Bishop Abel T. Muzorewa, far right, join in singing the Black nationalist hymn, “God Bless Africa,” on April 18, 1980, in Salisbury, Zimbabwe. Meanwhile, it was reported later that at least three people died in apparent factional violence, since the nation’s independence. Crowds of Mr. Mugabe’s followers stoned the homes of his opponents. In one incident, when more than 150 supporters of the new leader attacked a suburban Salisbury home, one man was beaten to death. Mugabe ruled Zimbabwe until 2017. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

A cyclist pedals past rows of unfinished clay idols of Hindu goddess Durga, outside a studio ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020. Durga Puja, will be celebrated from Oct. 22 to 26. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Muslim worshippers observe social distancing during Friday prayers in Rabat, Morocco, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020. For the first time since the outbreak of coronavirus in March, Morocco has allowed mosques to reopen for Friday prayers. (AP Photo/Mosa’ab Elshamy)

Massacre survivors and young people from across Bosnia’s ethnically and politically diverse population attend the first public showing of Bosnian filmmaker Jasmila Zbanic’s film on the 1995 massacre in Srebrenica, “Quo Vadis, Aida?”, in the eastern Bosnian town of Srebrenica, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. The Srebrenica massacre was the culmination of Bosnia’s 1992-95 war, which pitted the country’s three main ethnic factions – Serbs, Croats and Bosnian Muslims. (AP Photo/Kemal Softic)

A a Hindu priest watches goats offered by devotees walk down a flight of stairs at the Kamakhya Hindu temple in Gauhati, India, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. After being shut for more than six months due to the coronavirus pandemic, Assam’s famous Kamakhya Temple re-opened on Sept. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

Toni Sickmann, mother of U.S. Marine Rodney V. Sickmann — one of the 50 hostages being held in the American Embassy in Tehran, Iran — displays her faith, patriotism, and good cheer as she smiles from a decorated window of her home in Krakow, Missouri, on March 27, 1980. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society