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Photos of the Week: Racial reckonings, Sikh sorrow

This week’s photo selection includes racial reckonings in the United States with the murder conviction of Derek Chauvin and the funeral of Daunte Wright, a totem pole for President Biden, 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 racial reckonings in the United States with the conviction of Derek Chauvin and the funeral of Daunte Wright, a totem pole for President Biden and more.

Lummi Nation elder Lucille Spencer prays over a nearly 25-foot totem pole, to be gifted from the tribe to the administration of President Joe Biden, in view of Mount Baker, background, shortly after the pole was moved from a carving shed, Monday, April 19, 2021, on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Washington. The pole, carved from a 400-year old red cedar, will make a journey from the reservation past sacred indigenous sites, before arriving in Washington, D.C., in early June. Organizers said that the totem pole is a reminder to leaders to honor the rights of Indigenous people and their sacred sites. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Lummi Nation elder Lucille Spencer prays over a nearly 25-foot totem pole, to be gifted from the tribe to the administration of President Joe Biden, in view of Mount Baker, background, shortly after the pole was moved from a carving shed, Monday, April 19, 2021, on the Lummi Reservation, near Bellingham, Washington. The pole, carved from a 400-year-old red cedar, will make a journey from the reservation past sacred indigenous sites, before arriving in Washington, D.C., in early June. Organizers said that the totem pole is a reminder to leaders to honor the rights of Indigenous people and their sacred sites. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Rodney Floyd, brother of George Floyd, center, stands with the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, as they pray during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Monday, April 19, 2021, before the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin advanced to jury deliberations. Chauvin was found guilty of all three murder charges. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Rodney Floyd, brother of George Floyd, center, stands with the Rev. Al Sharpton, right, as they pray during a news conference outside the Hennepin County Government Center in Minneapolis, Monday, April 19, 2021, before the murder trial against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin advanced to jury deliberations. Chauvin was found guilty of all three murder charges. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

London Williams, 31, left, of Harrisburg, Pa., bursts into tears on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after hearing that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

London Williams, 31, left, of Harrisburg, Pa., bursts into tears on Tuesday, April 20, 2021, in Washington, after hearing that former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin was convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Mourners gather to pay respects to Daunte Wright during his wake at Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Minneapolis. The 20-year-old Wright was killed by then-Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

Mourners gather to pay respects to Daunte Wright during his wake at Shiloh Temple International Ministries, Wednesday, April 21, 2021, in Minneapolis. The 20-year-old Wright was killed by then-Brooklyn Center police officer Kim Potter during a traffic stop. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamps in circular movements while performing an evening ritual "Aarati" at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Ramnavami in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Ramnavami commemorates the birth of Hindu God lord Rama who is remembered for his prosperous and righteous reign, which has become synonymous with a period of peace and prosperity. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

A Hindu priest rotates a traditional oil lamps in circular movements while performing an evening ritual “Aarati” at Sangam, the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna, on Ramnavami in Prayagraj, India, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Ramnavami commemorates the birth of Hindu God lord Rama who is remembered for his prosperous and righteous reign, which has become synonymous with a period of peace and prosperity. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, center, passes a survivor of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks as he arrives to conduct a service at St. Anthony's Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the serial blasts that killed 269 people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

Cardinal Malcolm Ranjith, archbishop of Colombo, center, passes a survivor of the 2019 Easter Sunday attacks as he arrives to conduct a service at St. Anthony’s Church in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Wednesday marked the second anniversary of the serial blasts that killed 269 people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)

A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed several people and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

A body is taken from the scene where multiple people were shot at a FedEx Ground facility in Indianapolis, Friday, April 16, 2021. A gunman killed eight people, including four Sikhs, and wounded others before taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said. Many Sikhs worked at the facility. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Members of the Sikh Coalition gather at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021 to formulate the groups response to the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of four members of the Sikh community. A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United States after a relative lull during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Members of the Sikh Coalition gather at the Sikh Satsang of Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Saturday, April 17, 2021, to formulate the group’s response to the shooting at a FedEx facility in Indianapolis that claimed the lives of four members of the Sikh community. A gunman killed eight people and wounded several others before apparently taking his own life in a late-night attack at a FedEx facility near the Indianapolis airport, police said, in the latest in a spate of mass shootings in the United States after a relative lull during the pandemic. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

Nepalese people chant hymns as they gather for evening rituals at Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Nepalese people chant hymns as they gather for evening rituals at Pashupatinath Hindu temple in Kathmandu, Nepal, Monday, April 19, 2021. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Residents carry statues of the town's patron saint, San Vicente, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary, to pray that the Pacaya Volcano decreases its activity in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Residents of small communities living around Pacaya volcano wake up each morning wondering if the lava from the current eruption will reach their homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Residents carry statues of the town’s patron saint, San Vicente, Jesus, and the Virgin Mary, to pray that the Pacaya Volcano decreases its activity in San Vicente Pacaya, Guatemala, Wednesday, April 21, 2021. Residents of small communities living around Pacaya volcano wake up each morning wondering if the lava from the current eruption will reach their homes. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

People pray by burning candles on the feast day of Saint George outside Saint George Church, closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before sunrise, Friday, April 23, 2021. The Catholic saint is associated with bravery and resistance. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

People pray by burning candles on the feast day of Saint George outside St. George Church, closed to help contain the spread of COVID-19, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, before sunrise, Friday, April 23, 2021. The Catholic saint is associated with bravery and resistance. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo)

Passers-by at St. Paul's United Church of Christ in Piqua, Ohio, looked twice at the sign posted by the Rev. Allen Marheine in 1965. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Passers-by at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Piqua, Ohio, looked twice at the sign posted by the Rev. Allen Marheine in 1965. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Pope John Paul II, left, embraces one of eight new African bishops he ordained at Kinshasa, Zaire [Democratic Republic of the Congo], in May 1980. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Pope John Paul II, left, embraces one of eight new African bishops he ordained at Kinshasa, Zaire [Democratic Republic of the Congo], in May 1980. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society