(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Eid al-Fitr celebrations as Ramadan ends, escalating conflicts between Jews and Muslims in Israel, and more.
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Muslims girls display their hands painted with traditional henna to celebrate Eid al-Fitr holidays, marking the end of the fasting month of Ramadan, in Peshawar, Pakistan, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Muhammad Sajjad)
Saif Chaudhry plays with his daughter, Ariana Chaudhry, 8, on a playground near the site of an outdoor celebration of Eid al-Fitr at Overpeck County Park in Ridgefield Park, N.J., Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
Bangladeshi Muslims offer Eid al-Fitr prayers inside the Baitul Mukarram Mosque in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Friday, May 14, 2021. Eid al-Fitr, festival of breaking of the fast, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Mahmud Hossain Opu)
Muslims ride horses after Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bauchi, Nigeria, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Millions of Muslims across the world are marking a muted and gloomy holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the end of Ramadan, a usually joyous three-day celebration that has been significantly toned down as coronavirus cases soar. (AP Photo/Sani Maikatanga)
Worshippers perform Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Masjidullah Mosque in Philadelphia, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
A clown sprays children with foam as Muslims gather for Eid al-Fitr prayers at the Dome of the Rock Mosque in the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in the Old City of Jerusalem, Thursday, May 13, 2021. Eid al-Fitr, festival of breaking of the fast, marks the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Residents paddle through flooded streets past a church in Anama, Amazonas state, Brazil, Thursday, May 13, 2021. (AP Photo/Edmar Barros)
Palestinians run away from tear gas during clashes with Israeli security forces May 10, 2021, at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at the holy site. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
An Israeli soldier takes cover as an Iron Dome air defense system launches to intercept a rocket from the Gaza Strip, in Ashkelon, southern Israel, Tuesday, May 11, 2021. The conflict began with a confrontation at the Al-Aqsa Mosque holy site in Jerusalem’s Old City and has escalated dramatically through the week. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Palestinians clash with Israeli security forces at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem’s Old City, Monday, May 10, 2021. Israeli police clashed with Palestinian protesters at a flashpoint Jerusalem holy site on Monday. Palestinian medics said at least 180 Palestinians were hurt in the violence at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound, including 80 who were hospitalized. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
Palestinian mourners pray by the body of Rasheed Abu Arra, who was killed in the clashes with Israeli forces, during his funeral, in the Village of Aqqaba near the West Bank town of Tubas, Wednesday, May 12, 2021. (AP Photo / Majdi Mohammed)
Relatives of Israeli soldier Omer Tabib, 21, mourn during his funeral at a cemetery in the northern Israeli town of Elyakim, Thursday, May 13, 2021. The Israeli army confirmed that Tabib was killed in an anti-tank missile attack near the Gaza Strip, the first Israeli military death in the current fighting between Israelis and Palestinians. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Dr. Francis C. Stifler during a television program which inaugurated the Worldwide Bible Reading program in 1948. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Women carry a banner as they march down Pennsylvania Avenue in a pro-choice rally in Washington, D.C., in November 1971. About 2,500 attended the demonstration urging the repeal of laws prohibiting abortions. The rally organizers had hoped for 10,000 attendees. A variety of Christian organizations protested the rally. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.