PHOTOS OF THE WEEK: Ganesh Chaturthi festivals and clergy at the White House
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week's photo gallery includes Ganesh Chaturthi festival, calls at White House for spending for families and more.
An Afghan girl working as a shoe cleaner sits in the street while men pray during Friday prayers in Kabul, Afghanistan, Friday, Sept. 24, 2021. (AP Photo/Bernat Armangue)
A devotee offers prayers before the immersion of an idol of elephant-headed Hindu god, "Ganesha" in the Gomati River during Ganesh Chaturthi festival celebrations in Lucknow, India, Sunday, Sept. 18, 2021. The festival is celebrated to mark the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
An Indian boy dressed as the Hindu god Shiva walks on the banks of the River Ganges looking for alms from devotees in Prayagraj, India. Monday, Sept. 20, 2021. Prayagraj, on the confluence of the rivers Ganges and Yamuna is one of Hinduism's important centers. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Bishop Michael Curry, presiding bishop and primate of the Episcopal Church, speaks outside the West Wing of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. Curry was joined by other faith leaders who are representing the ecumenical group Circle of Protection following a meeting at the White House to advocate for passage of legislation supporting families, workers and citizens. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
A migrant from Haiti prays with a bible on her head during a Mass at an improvised refugee shelter in Ciudad Acuña, Mexico,Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021. The options remaining for thousands of Haitian migrants straddling the Mexico-Texas border are narrowing as the United States government ramps up to an expected six expulsion flights to Haiti, and Mexico began busing some away from the border. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
Visitors in yukatas, or Japanese traditional summer kimonos, wear protective masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus as they draw a fortune-telling paper strip at the Sensoji Temple in the Asakusa district, Monday, Sept. 20, 2021 in Tokyo. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
Haredi men pray during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot at the Western Wall, the holiest site in the Old City of Jerusalem, Wednesday, Sept. 22, 2021. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Adlai E. Stevenson, second from right, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations, hailed U.S. support of the international organization by church groups as he took part in Sept. 1963 ceremonies dedicating the Church Center for the United Nations in New York. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Conferring with government and rebel leaders in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, is Archbishop Emanuele Clarizio, center, papal nuncio to the country, who worked constantly for peace in the civil war-torn nation, circa May 1965. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society