Photos of the Week: Eid preparations; papal surgery
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes preparations for Eid al-Adha, surgery for Pope Francis and more.
An elderly Palestinian man sells a goat at a livestock market in preparation for the upcoming Muslim Eid al-Adha holiday in Gaza City, Friday, July 9, 2021. (AP Photo/ Khalil Hamra)
Children play with sheep at a roadside cattle market set up for the upcoming Muslim festival Eid al-Adha in Karachi, Pakistan, Monday, July 5, 2021. Eid al-Adha, or Feast of Sacrifice, marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan)
Locals wait in line overnight for free coronavirus testing at Wat Phra Si Mahathat temple in Bangkok, Thailand, Friday, July 9, 2021. Faced with rapidly rising numbers of new coronavirus infections and growing concern over the proliferation of the highly contagious Delta variant, major Asia-Pacific cities implemented new restrictions Friday in the hope of reversing the trend before health care systems are overwhelmed. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
Georgian Orthodox priests pray as they block off the route of a LGBTQ march in Tbilisi, Georgia, Monday, July 5, 2021. A protest against the planned march in the Georgian capital turned violent as demonstrators attacked journalists. Organizers cancelled the event, saying authorities had not provided adequate security guarantees. (AP Photo/Shakh Aivazov)
Mourners pay their respects to televangelist Temitope Balogun Joshua as he lies in state in Lagos, Nigeria, Thursday July 8, 2021. One of Africa’s most popular televangelists, the controversial Nigerian-born pastor died about a month ago at the age of 57. A memorial service was held for him Thursday at the auditorium of the Lagos headquarters of the megachurch he founded, Synagogue Church Of All Nations. (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)
People congregate at the statue of the late Saint Pope John Paul II outside the Agostino Gemelli hospital, where Pope Francis underwent intestinal surgery Sunday, in Rome, Friday, July 9, 2021. The Vatican's daily update on Thursday said Francis was continuing to eat and move around unassisted, and had even sent his greetings to young cancer patients. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
Bishop Anne Byfield, front right, president of the Council of Bishops, speaks during the opening worship service at the African Methodist Episcopal Church conference July 6, 2021, in Orlando, Florida. (AP Photo/John Raoux)
Exile Tibetan Buddhist monks distribute sweets and packets of juice to the public to celebrate the 86th birthday of their spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, outside the gate of their monastery in Dharmsala, India, Tuesday, July 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Pallbearers carry a casket before a funeral service for Marcus Guara and his family at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Tuesday, July 6, 2021, in Miami Beach, Florida. Guara, his wife Anaely, and daughters Lucia and Emma, died in the collapse of the Champlain Towers South condominium building in nearby Surfside. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)
U.S. infantrymen pray in the jungle in Vietnam, Dec. 9, 1965, during memorial services for comrades killed in the Michelin Rubber Plantation Battle. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Duty police raise their arms in prayer and praise at a Washington for Jesus rally in 1980. An estimated 200,000 people attended the event. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of Presbyterian Historical Society.