Photos of the Week

This week’s photo gallery includes a variety of Hindu festivals in India, Nepal and Indonesia, a mourning vigil in Washington, D.C., 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 a variety of Hindu festivals in India, Nepal and Indonesia, a mourning vigil in Washington, D.C., and more.

A Balinese man participates in the Hindu ritual of “Grebeg” at the Tegalalang village in Bali, Indonesia, on Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. In this biannual ritual, participants paint their bodies and parade around their village to ward off evil spirits. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Balinese men pray as they participate in the Hindu ritual of “Grebeg” at the Tegalalang village in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. In this biannual ritual, participants paint their bodies and parade around their village to ward off evil spirits. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Women carry offerings to a temple during the Hindu ritual of “Grebeg” at the Tegalalang village in Bali, Indonesia, Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020. (AP Photo/Firdia Lisnawati)

Buddhist monk Shoten Minegishi lights a candle for peace as Bartolomew I, Patriarch of Constantinopolis, Pope Francis and Haim Korsia, Chief Rabbi of France, look on, during an inter-religious ceremony for peace in the square outside Rome’s City Hall, Tuesday, Oct. 20, 2020 (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

A Nepalese man unloads a goat from a vehicle as it is brought to be sold as a sacrifice during the Dashain festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020. Dashain, the religious festival of Nepal’s Hindus, commemorates the victory of gods over demons. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A girl and her mother visit a temporary shrine to the Hindu goddess Durga, ahead of Durga Puja festival, in Kolkata, India, Saturday, Oct. 17, 2020. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)

Amy Sommers, of Seattle, prays while attending the “Mourning Into Unity” vigil, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, on the section of 16th Street that has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House in Washington. Washington’s Church of the Epiphany hosted the national candlelight vigil where hundreds of feet of purple fabric symbolizing mourning during the COVID-19 pandemic was unfurled. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

People walk with hundreds of feet of purple fabric symbolizing mourning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Monday, Oct. 19, 2020, as part of a “Mourning Into Unity” vigil, on the section of 16th Street that has been renamed Black Lives Matter Plaza, near the White House in Washington. Washington’s Church of the Epiphany hosted the national candlelight mourning vigil. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Indians shop for flowers ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Bengaluru, India, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. Health officials have warned about the potential for large coronavirus outbreaks during the upcoming Hindu religious festival season, which is marked by huge gatherings in temples and shopping districts. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

An artist prepares effigies of the mythical demon king Ravana ahead of the Hindu festival of Dussehra, in Hyderabad, India, Friday, Oct. 23, 2020. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)

Part of a crowd of 25,000 demonstrators that included many members of churches and religious organizations march along Chicago’s lakefront on May 10, 1980, in support of the Equal Rights Amendment. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Dancers Carla De Sola and Greg Reynolds, of the Omega Liturgical Dance Company, are shown near the main altar of New York’s Cathedral of St. John the Divine, during a March 29, 1980, performance of “The Passion According to Mary.” The work was choreographed by Reynolds and performed to the music of Bach’s “St. Matthews Passion,” as part of a series called “The Spirit Moves.” RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society