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Photos of the Week: Night of Shiva, Myanmar protests

This week’s photo gallery includes the Hindu Shivratri festival, continued Myanmar protests 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 the Hindu Shivratri festival, continued Myanmar protests and more.

A Hindu holy man takes a holy bath before praying during Shivratri festival on the Pashupatinath temple premises in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A Hindu holy man takes a ritual bath before praying during Shivratri festival on the Pashupatinath temple premises in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Shivratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Hindu devotees wait in a line to enter a temple to offer prayers during Shivratri, or Shiva's night festival, in Lucknow, India, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Hindu devotees wait to enter a temple to offer prayers during Shivratri, or Shiva’s night festival, in Lucknow, India, Thursday, March 11, 2021. Shivaratri, or the night of Shiva, is dedicated to the worship of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

An elderly Chechen man walks to pray at a snow-covered cemetery, a memorial to the Stalin-era deportation's victims, in Grozny, Russia, Friday, March 12, 2021. Chechens and Ingush were victims of the 1944 deportations to the barren steppes of then-Soviet Central Asia. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

A Chechen man walks to pray at a snow-covered cemetery, a memorial to the Stalin-era deportation’s victims, in Grozny, Russia, Friday, March 12, 2021. Chechens and Ingush were victims of the 1944 deportations to the barren steppes of then-Soviet Central Asia. (AP Photo/Musa Sadulayev)

Children in festive garments wave Iraqi flags to the camera as they await the arrival of Pope Francis, who prayed for victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of IS, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Children in festive garments wave Iraqi flags as they await the arrival of Pope Francis, who prayed for victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of IS, Sunday, March 7, 2021. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis, surrounded by shells of destroyed churches, leads a prayer for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of ISIS, Sunday, March 7, 2021. The long 2014-2017 war to drive ISIS out left ransacked homes and charred or pulverized buildings around the north of Iraq, all sites Francis visited on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Pope Francis, surrounded by shells of destroyed churches, leads a prayer for the victims of war at Hosh al-Bieaa Church Square, in Mosul, Iraq, once the de-facto capital of ISIS, Sunday, March 7, 2021. The long 2014-2017 war to drive ISIS out left ransacked homes and charred or pulverized buildings around the north of Iraq, all sites Francis visited on Sunday. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Buddhist monks, supporters of anti-coup protesters, display placards with the letters CRPH standing for Committee Representing elected members of the Union Parliament from the National League for Democracy Party, during a street march in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo)

Buddhist monks, supporters of anti-coup protesters, display placards with the letters CRPH, standing for Committee Representing elected members of the Union Parliament from the National League for Democracy Party, during a street march in Mandalay, Myanmar, Wednesday, March 10, 2021. (AP Photo)

Buddhist nuns collect alms, or offerings, in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 11, 2021. The U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a reversal of the military coup in Myanmar on Wednesday, strongly condemning the violence against peaceful protesters and calling for “utmost restraint” by the military. (AP Photo)

Buddhist nuns collect alms, or offerings, in Mandalay, Myanmar, Thursday, March 11, 2021. The U.N. Security Council unanimously called for a reversal of the military coup in Myanmar on Wednesday, strongly condemning the violence against peaceful protesters and calling for “utmost restraint” by the military. (AP Photo)

South Korean Buddhist monks and Myanmar people living in South Korea prostrate on the road during a protest calling for the recovery of Myanmar's democracy and against the military coup near the Myanmar embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

South Korean Buddhist monks and Myanmar people living in South Korea lie prostrate during a street protest calling for the recovery of Myanmar’s democracy and against the military coup, near the Myanmar embassy in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, March 12, 2021. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

People pass by lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha's birthday (May 19) at Jogyesa temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

People pass by lanterns for the upcoming celebration of Buddha’s birthday (May 19) at Jogyesa temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, March 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Four Maryknoll sisters board a plane in New York to depart for Tanganyika to begin their mission work, circa 1948. Tanganyika is largely present-day Tanzania in eastern Africa. RNS archive photo.

Four Maryknoll sisters board a plane in New York to depart for Tanganyika to begin their mission work, circa 1948. Tanganyika is largely present-day Tanzania in eastern Africa. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

The Rev. Harold Jochem, of St. Francis Retreat, blesses hounds before the hunt at the Oak Brook Hunt Club in Hinsdale, Ill., circa 1948. The annual Oak Brook hunt season got under way, but not before the annual blessing. Kneeling before the priest are Paul A. Butler and T.A. Mohlman, joint masters of the fox hounds for the Oak Brook Hunt Club. The blessing is a traditional English and Irish ceremony. RNS archive photo by Ed Wagner. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

The Rev. Harold Jochem, of St. Francis Retreat, blesses hounds before the hunt at the Oak Brook Hunt Club in Hinsdale, Ill., circa 1948. The annual Oak Brook hunt season got underway, but not before the annual blessing. Kneeling before the priest are Paul A. Butler and T.A. Mohlman, joint masters of the fox hounds for the Oak Brook Hunt Club. The blessing is a traditional English and Irish ceremony. RNS archive photo by Ed Wagner. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society