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Photos of the Week: Biden inauguration, Buddhist funeral in Nepal

This week’s photo selection includes the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a Buddhist funeral in Nepal and more.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden holds the Bible, during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, a Buddhist funeral in Nepal and more.

Joe Biden is sworn in as the 46th president of the United States by Chief Justice John Roberts, as Jill Biden holds the Bible, during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 20, 2021. Biden, who is Catholic, was sworn in on a leather-bound, 5-inch thick Bible, which has been in his family since 1893. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

President-elect Joe Biden is joined his wife, Jill Biden, as they celebrate Mass at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle during Inauguration Day ceremonies Jan. 20, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

President Joe Biden bows his head in a moment of silence during the 59th Presidential Inauguration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

President-elect Joe Biden and his wife Jill Biden, right, are joined by Vice President-elect Kamala Harris and her husband Doug Emhoff, left, during a COVID-19 memorial event at the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool, Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Doug Emhoff, from left, Vice President Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden, and first lady Jill Biden bow their heads in prayer during a virtual Presidential Inaugural Prayer Service, in the State Dining Room of the White House, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

A child reacts as villagers hold placards featuring U.S. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris after participating in special prayers ahead of her inauguration, outside a Hindu temple in Thulasendrapuram, the hometown of Harris’ maternal grandfather, south of Chennai, Tamil Nadu state, India, Wednesday, Jan. 20, 2021. Residents of the tiny, lush village surrounded by rice paddies were beaming with joy Wednesday, hours before Harris took her oath of office to become the U.S. vice president. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

Nepalese Buddhist monks play traditional instruments after the body of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche arrived at the Ka-Nying Shedrub Ling monastery in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The Tibetan Buddhist religious teacher died in Singapore on Dec 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepalese Buddhist monks carry the body of Tsikey Chokling Rinpoche during a procession at the Boudhanath stupa in Kathmandu, Nepal, Sunday, Jan. 17, 2021. The Tibetan Buddhist religious teacher died in Singapore on Dec. 18, 2020. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Mourners carry a flag-draped coffin of a suicide bomb victim, Ahmed Reda, during his funeral procession at the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, Thursday, Jan. 21, 2021. Iraq’s military said twin suicide bombings at the Bab al-Sharqi commercial area in central Baghdad Thursday ripped through the busy market, killing more than two dozen and wounding more than 70, with some in serious condition. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)

Shiite Muslim worshippers pray at the holy shrine of Imam Ali, the son-in-law and cousin of the Prophet Muhammad, and the first Imam of the Shiites, in Najaf, Iraq, Monday, Jan. 18, 2021. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)