Photos of the Week: Lebanon blast anniversary; Olympic moments
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes the first anniversary of a deadly blast in Beirut, Lebanon, Olympic moments and more.
A church marquee stands among buildings destroyed by the Dixie Fire in Greenville on Thursday, Aug. 5, 2021, in Plumas County, Calif. (AP Photo/Noah Berger)
A priest prays on a portrait of a victim who was killed in the massive blast last year at the Beirut port at a Mass held to commemorate the first year anniversary of the deadly blast, at the Beirut port, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Priests and relatives of victims who were killed in the massive blast last year at the Beirut port, adjust their portraits as they attend a Mass held to commemorate the first year anniversary of the deadly blast, at the Beirut port, Lebanon, Wednesday, Aug. 4, 2021. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)
Artem Dolgopyat, Israeli artistic gymnastics men's gold medalist of the Tokyo 2020 Olympics, stands with his partner Maria Masha Sakovichas, while holding his medal on his arrival to Ben Gurion Airport, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Tuesday Aug. 3, 2021. The Ukrainian-born Israeli gymnast was hailed as a national hero for winning Israel's second-ever gold medal — and its first in artistic gymnastics. But the celebrations were tempered after his mother lamented that the country's authorities will not allow him to wed because he is not considered Jewish according to Orthodox law. (AP Photo/Ariel Schalit)
Gianmarco Tamberi, of Italy, competes in the preliminary round of the men's high jump at the 2020 Summer Olympics, July 30, 2021, in Tokyo. Tamberi trained in Rome with Vatican athletes, among others. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)
A man performs with a Python during a procession as part of Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Bonalu is a month-long Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
A devotee dressed like Kali dances during the Bonalu festival in Hyderabad, India, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. Bonalu is a month-long Hindu folk festival of the Telangana region dedicated to Kali, the Hindu goddess of destruction. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A.)
After his hands were blessed by a priest, pharmacist Matthew Tran prays with nearly three dozen other healthcare workers from around the country who arrived to help supplement the staff at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Monday, Aug. 2, 2021. Louisiana has one of the lowest coronavirus vaccination rates in the nation and is seeing one of the country’s worst COVID-19 spikes. (AP Photo/Ted Jackson)
People wearing face masks as a precaution against the coronavirus attend a service at the Chogyesa temple in Seoul, South Korea, Sunday, Aug. 1, 2021. The signs on a banner read "Don't move chairs and keep a distance of 2.5 meters." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
New York artist Dean Fausett puts the final touches to a brotherhood mural, circa 1955. The large mural, representing the concept of ever-developing brotherhood, decorates the lobby of the Building for Brotherhood, the new headquarters of the National Conference of Christians and Jews and the World Brotherhood movement in New York City. Most of the main figures are intentionally anonymous. They stand for the many racial and ethnic groups which make up the family of Man. Two of the figures are actual people — Albert Schweitzer and Albert Einstein. Mr. Fausett said it seemed "perfectly proper" to him to paint actual portraits of "the man of God" and "the man of Science, father of our atomic age." Reaching from the shadows are other figures, hands and faces sometimes indefinable, pleading for release from the persecution and enslavement which makes them un-free. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Lenora Flores, of the Philippines, second from right, and W. Dalrymple, of Canada, right, both of the World Council of Christian Education, visit the Sunday School of the Trinity Methodist Church (Tinubu) in Lagos, Nigeria, in 1955. Greeting them are O. Osinuga, left, a teacher, and P.K. Sago, Sunday School Superintendent. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.