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Photos of the Week: U.S. Capitol breached; Orthodox Christmas

This week’s photo selection includes breaching of the U.S. Capitol, Orthodox Christmas, Epiphany 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 breaching of the U.S. Capitol, Orthodox Christmas, Epiphany and more.

Parishioners attend the Orthodox Christmas Mass in the Holy Trinity church in Iltsi village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of western Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Although Ukraine is struggling to contain the coronavirus pandemic that has inundated its medical system with patients, Orthodox Christmas celebrations on Thursday occurred widely without masks or social distancing. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

An ethnic Hutsul man, an ethnic group spanning parts of western Ukraine, plays a violin as others, all wearing traditional colorful clothes, sing a kolyada song during the Orthodox Christmas celebration near the Holy Trinity church in Iltsi village, Ivano-Frankivsk region of Western Ukraine, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Evgeniy Maloletka)

Russian Orthodox Patriarch Kirill serves the Christmas Mass in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, early Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Parishioners, wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus, observed social distancing guidelines as they attended the the Mass. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Nuns cross themselves as they attend Christmas Mass in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. Orthodox Christians celebrate Christmas on Jan. 7, in accordance with the Julian calendar. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

A man dressed as George Washington kneels in prayer near the Washington Monument with a Trump flag on Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

A Trump supporter carries a Bible outside the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks and nuns maintain social distance as a precaution against the coronavirus as they stand in line to vote in Dharmsala, India, Sunday, Jan. 3, 2021. Exile Tibetans Sunday voted in the first round to elect a new political leader and members of the Tibetan parliament in exile. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

Healthcare workers wave to police officers Pablo Rojas, from left, Jorge Luis Brenis and Javier Becerra, dressed as the Three Wise Men, in Lima, Peru, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021, for Epiphany celebrations. The three members of the Mounted Police Unit put aside their uniforms to dress up as the Magi, emulating Melchor, Gaspar and Baltazar, marking the Three Kings’ visit to baby Jesus. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A Lithuanian Orthodox believer lights candles before the liturgy on Orthodox Christmas Eve in the Prechistensky, the Cathedral Palace in Vilnius, Lithuania, Tuesday, Jan. 5, 2021. The Orthodox church cancelled all worship services but was open for single prayers. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I, the spiritual leader of the world’s Orthodox Christians, hands out a wooden crucifix to a man who jumped into the waters of the Golden Horn to retrieve it, during the Epiphany ceremony in Istanbul, Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2021. With no visiting faithful from Greece or other Christian Orthodox countries, due to the coronavirus pandemic, only two swimmers raced to retrieve the cross in a ceremony commemorating the baptism of Jesus Christ. (AP Photo/Emrah Gurel)

Ultra-Orthodox Jews wear face masks and main social distancing during a morning prayer close to home, as synagogues are closed during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the coronavirus, in Bnei Brak, Israel, Friday Jan. 8, 2021. Israel has seen a surge in cases, leading authorities to tighten an already existing lockdown. Most schools and businesses will be closed starting Friday, with public gatherings restricted for a two-week period. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)