Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the U.S. presidential election, Day of the Dead commemorations and more.
A man helps lift a big kite to be displayed on All Saints Day as part of Day of the Dead celebrations in Santiago Sacatepequez, Guatemala, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. According to tradition the kites help keep bad spirits away as the souls of the dearly departed return overnight. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the U.S. presidential election, Day of the Dead commemorations and more.
After voting, Ayoka Foster Bell, left, talks with an Episcopal priest and Election Day poll chaplain, the Rev. Liz Edman, outside of the P.S. 194 Countee Cullen School polling station in Harlem, New York, on Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Jessie Wardarski)
Demonstrators pray outside the White House on Nov. 3, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)
The Rev. Jacqui Lewis, senior pastor at Middle Collegiate Church, speaks during an interfaith gathering outside of the Judson Memorial Church near Washington Square Park in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020. Muslims, Jews, Christians and Buddhists came together to show solidarity among faith communities as the country awaits the final result of the U.S. presidential election. (AP Photo/Emily Leshner)
Christ crucified is seen at a polling station on the lower level of Our Lady of Lourdes Catholic Church, in Omaha, Neb., Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik)
A Catholic worshipper attends the All Saints Day Mass in Saint-Sulpice church, in Paris, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. France heightened its security alert amid religious and geopolitical tensions around cartoons mocking the Muslim prophet. (AP Photo/Thibault Camus)
Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands in prayer as a head priest displays a relic, believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, at the Hazratbal shrine on Eid-e-Milad, the birth anniversary of the prophet, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Oct. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
A woman, wearing a mask for protection against the COVID-19 infection, is reflected in a tinted chapel window, along with a metal casing said to contain the remains of St. Dimitrie of Basarabov, the patron saint of the Romanian capital, in Bucharest, Romania, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020. The feast of St. Dimitrie, which usually lasts for a week and is attended by up to 100,000 people from all over the country, was reduced this year to three days due to pandemic control restrictions. Fewer than a third of the usual number of worshipers attended. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
FILE – In this Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020 file photo, a nun kisses Bishop Amfilohije Radovic’s body during his funeral in Podgorica, Montenegro, after he died of pneumonia related to the coronavirus. The Serbian church announced late Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020 that the 90-year-old Patriarch Irinej, who led the funeral for Amfilohije, had been hospitalized but has no symptoms and is in “excellent general condition.” (AP Photo/Risto Bozovic, File)
A girl wearing a face mask as a precaution against the coronavirus lights candle as she prays at the grave of a deceased relative during All Souls Day in Gauhati, India, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)
A man said to be possessed with the Gede spirit performs a ritual at the National Cemetery during ceremonies honoring the Haitian Voodoo spirit of Baron Samdi and Gede on the Day of the Dead in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020. Followers of Voodoo, their faces covered in white powder, wearing hats and dressed in black, white and purple clothes, join the Fete Gede celebration of the spirits equivalent to the Roman Catholic festivity of the Day of the Dead and Day of All Saints. ( AP Photo/Dieu Nalio Chery)