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Photos of the Week: Kashmiri Muslims, death rites

This week’s photo gallery includes Kashmiri Muslims, funerary rites around the world and more.

A Sikh farmer carries a sword while returning to his makeshift tent at one of the three main protest sites, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. India's agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes Kashmiri Muslims, funerary rites around the world and more.

A Sikh farmer carries a sword while returning to his makeshift tent at one of the three main protest sites, at Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. India's agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

A Sikh farmer carries a sword while returning to his makeshift tent at one of the three main protest sites at the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. India’s agriculture minister on Friday defended the new agriculture reform laws in Parliament, dampening hopes of any quick settlement with tens of thousands of protesting farmers demanding their repeal by blocking three highways connecting New Delhi to northern India for over two months now. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays outside Hazratbal Shrine after special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

A Kashmiri Muslim woman prays outside Hazratbal Shrine after special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first caliph of Islam, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on snow-covered ground on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers on snow-covered ground on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands and pray as the head cleric, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first Caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Kashmiri Muslims raise their hands in prayer as the head cleric, unseen, displays a relic believed to be a hair from the beard of the Prophet Mohammad, during special prayers on the death anniversary of Abu Bakr Siddiq, the first caliph of Islam, at Hazratbal Shrine in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Alejandro Ccasa prays after waiting three days next to empty oxygen tanks outside a refill shop, before it opens, where he is the first in line in Callao, Peru, early Feb. 2, 2021. Ccasa was waiting to get oxygen for his uncle, who has COVID-19. His uncle died later that day. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

Alejandro Ccasa prays after waiting three days next to empty oxygen tanks outside a refill shop to be first in line when it opens, in Callao, Peru, early Feb. 2, 2021. Ccasa was waiting to get oxygen for his uncle, who has COVID-19. His uncle died later that day. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)

A sunbeam shines on the face of a baby Jesus figure, held by a man waiting to have the figurine blessed, at the Purification of Our Lady of Candlemas Chapel in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. A surge in COVID-19 cases limited celebrations of the "Dia de la Candelaria,” or Candlemas Day, with Catholic Masses cancelled and families unable to gather to share the traditional holiday tamales. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A sunbeam shines on a baby Jesus figure, held by a man waiting to have the figurine blessed, at the Purification of Our Lady of Candlemas Chapel in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. A surge in COVID-19 cases limited celebrations of the “Dia de la Candelaria,” or Candlemas Day, with Catholic Masses canceled and families unable to gather to share the traditional holiday tamales. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

People have their baby Jesus figures blessed with holy water by Father Jose Jesus Arriaga Martinez at the Purification of Our Lady of Candlemas Chapel in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

People have their baby Jesus figures blessed with holy water by Father Jose Jesus Arriaga Martinez at the Purification of Our Lady of Candlemas Chapel in Mexico City, Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (AP Photo/Rebecca Blackwell)

A dog sits among numbered crosses at the Iraja cemetery, where many COVID-19 victims are buried, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

A dog sits among numbered crosses at the Iraja cemetery, where many COVID-19 victims are buried, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews participate in a funeral for prominent rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. The mass ceremony took place despite the country's health regulations banning large public gatherings, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Thousands of ultra-Orthodox Jews participate in a funeral for prominent rabbi Meshulam Soloveitchik, in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2021. The mass ceremony took place despite the country’s health regulations banning large public gatherings, during a nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of the virus. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)

Workers wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) carry the body of a victim of the coronavirus disease at a Muslim cemetery in Gombak, outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The movement control order (MCO) currently enforced across the country, has been extended to Feb. 18, to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)

Workers wearing personal protective equipment carry the body of a victim of the coronavirus disease at a Muslim cemetery in Gombak, on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Friday, Feb. 5, 2021. The movement control order (MCO) currently enforced across the country, has been extended to Feb. 18, to try to halt the spread of the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)