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Photos of the Week: Easter, Holocaust Remembrance

Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes Easter, Ramadan preparations and more.     ShareTweetShare

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

Children and their parents release birds celebrating the Annunciation on the eve of Orthodox Easter in front of the St. Tatiana Church in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Eastern Orthodox churches, which observe the ancient Julian calendar, usually celebrate Easter later then Western churches. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

Children and their parents release birds celebrating the Annunciation on the eve of Orthodox Easter in front of the St. Tatiana Church in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, April 7, 2021. Eastern Orthodox churches, which observe the ancient Julian calendar, usually celebrate Easter later then Western churches. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

 

Parishioners gather on a beach for an Easter Sunday service at sunrise hosted by Hope Community Church of Manasquan, Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Manasquan, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Parishioners gather on a beach for an Easter Sunday service at sunrise hosted by Hope Community Church of Manasquan, Sunday, April 4, 2021, in Manasquan, N.J. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Priests circle the Edicule during Easter Sunday Mass led by the Latin Patriarch at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified, buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, April 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Priests circle the Edicule during Easter Sunday Mass led by the Latin Patriarch at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where many Christians believe Jesus was buried and rose from the dead, in the Old City of Jerusalem, Sunday, April 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A motorcyclist revs up his engine after a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital, Monday, April 5, 2021, in White Plains, N.Y. Supporters and family of the rapper DMX have chanted his name and offered up prayers outside the hospital where he remains on life support. The 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital following a heart attack. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

A motorcyclist revs up his engine after a prayer vigil outside of White Plains Hospital, Monday, April 5, 2021, in White Plains, N.Y. Supporters and family of the rapper DMX chanted his name and offered up prayers outside the hospital where the 50-year-old was admitted to the hospital following what would be a fatal heart attack. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Holocaust survivor Davidas Leibzonas speaks to the media in the Paneriai memorial in memory of the Jews of Vilnius killed by the Nazi during World War II during the ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Holocaust resulted in the extermination of more than 90 percent of Lithuania's 200,000-big Jewish community by the Nazis and their local collaborators. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

Holocaust survivor Davidas Leibzonas speaks to the media in the Paneriai memorial in memory of the Jews of Vilnius killed by the Nazis during World War II during the ceremony marking the annual Holocaust Remembrance Day in Vilnius, Lithuania, Thursday, April 8, 2021. The Holocaust resulted in the extermination of more than 90% of Lithuania’s 200,000-person Jewish community. (AP Photo/Mindaugas Kulbis)

A health worker checks blood pressure of a Buddhist monk who received AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for side effects at Nak Prok Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

A health worker checks a Buddhist monk who received AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine for side effects at Nak Prok Temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)

Volunteers clean the outer areas of a historical Mohabat Khan mosque ahead of the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

Volunteers clean the outer areas of a historical Mohabat Khan mosque ahead of the upcoming Muslim fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Friday, April 9, 2021. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)

The Imam of the Grand Mosque Sami Fetahu, center, leads a prayer to a limited number of Muslim faithfuls attending the Friday prayer in coordination with latest government Covid-19 measures, in Kosovo's capital Pristina on Friday, April 9, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic is imposing a different way of fasting and respect of other religious rights for the Muslim faithful in Kosovo. (AP Photo/ Visar Kryeziu)

The Imam of the Grand Mosque Sami Fetahu, center, leads prayer as a limited number of Muslims attend Friday prayers in coordination with latest government COVID-19 measures, in Kosovo’s capital, Pristina, on Friday, April 9, 2021. The coronavirus pandemic is imposing a different way of fasting and respect of other religious rights for the Muslim faithful in Kosovo. (AP Photo/ Visar Kryeziu)

 
Anti-coup protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, April 8, 2021. They walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township with slogans to show their disaffection for military coup. (AP Photo)

Anti-coup protesters walk through a market with images of ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi at Kamayut township in Yangon, Myanmar Thursday, April 8, 2021. They walked through the markets and streets of Kamayut township with slogans to show their disaffection for military coup. (AP Photo)