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Photos of the Week: Ramadan begins, Notre Dame fire anniversary

This week’s photo selection includes the start of Ramadan, the second anniversary of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris 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 the start of Ramadan, the second anniversary of the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris and more.

Muslim women pose for a selfie as they wait to break their fast at sundown during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, along the seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, when they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Muslim women pose for a selfie as they wait to break their fast at sundown during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, along the seaside promenade in Beirut, Lebanon, Thursday, April 15, 2021. Muslims around the world are observing Ramadan, the holiest month in Islamic calendar, when they refrain from eating, drinking, smoking, and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Muslim men perform Friday prayers on the fourth day of Ramadan at the Kubah Mas mosque in Depok, Indonesia, Friday, April 16, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Muslim men perform Friday prayers on the fourth day of Ramadan at the Kubah Mas mosque in Depok, Indonesia, Friday, April 16, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Volunteers prepare food plates to be distributed to people for breaking their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Ramadan is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Volunteers prepare food plates to be distributed to people for breaking their fast during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, at a mosque in Karachi, Pakistan, Wednesday, April 14, 2021. Ramadan is marked by daily fasting from dawn to sunset. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)

Palestinian worshipers pray during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's old city, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Palestinian worshipers pray during the first Friday of the holy month of Ramadan at the Al Aqsa mosque compound in Jerusalem’s old city, Friday, April 16, 2021. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)

Indonesian Muslims pray while practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during an evening prayer called tarawih as they mark the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim)

Indonesian Muslims pray while practicing social distancing to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus during an evening prayer called tarawih as they mark the first eve of the holy fasting month of Ramadan at Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on April 12, 2021. During Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar, Muslims refrain from eating, drinking, smoking and sex from dawn to dusk. (AP Photo/ Achmad Ibrahim)

People gather in front of Buckingham Palace in London, after the announcement of the death of Britain's Prince Philip, Friday, April 9, 2021. Buckingham Palace officials announced Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99. Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

People gather in front of Buckingham Palace in London, after the announcement of the death of Britain’s Prince Philip, Friday, April 9, 2021. Buckingham Palace officials announced Prince Philip, the husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has died. He was 99. Philip spent a month in hospital earlier this year before being released on March 16 to return to Windsor Castle. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)

People view flower tributes at Cambridge Gate, at Windsor Castle, one day after the death of Britain's Prince Philip, in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

People view flower tributes at Cambridge Gate, at Windsor Castle, one day after the death of Britain’s Prince Philip, in Windsor, England, Saturday, April 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Frank Augstein)

A woman jogs in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Paris. Two years after a fire tore through Paris' most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

A woman jogs in front of Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, April 15, 2021, in Paris. Two years after a fire tore through Paris’ most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Workers stand atop scaffolding at Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Paris. Two years after a fire tore through Paris' most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

Workers stand atop scaffolding at Notre Dame Cathedral, Thursday, April 15, 2021 in Paris. Two years after a fire tore through Paris’ most famous cathedral and shocked the world, French President Emmanuel Macron visited the building site that Notre Dame has become to show that French heritage has not been forgotten despite the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

The spire from the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral, looking toward the Seine river, in Paris, France, August 1955. Fisherman along the river on a Sunday afternoon. RNS archive photo by Jean Littlefield. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

The spire from the top of the Notre Dame Cathedral, looking toward the Seine river, in Paris, France, August 1955. Fisherman along the river on a Sunday afternoon. RNS archive photo by Jean Littlefield. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society