Photos of the Week: Hindu sun god festival, Mexico Migrant Mass
(RNS) - Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the Hindu sun god festival Chhath Puja, a Mass for migrants in Mexico and more.
On the eve of the sixth anniversary of the attacks near the Bataclan concert hall, imams from Paris mosques gather before paying their respects to the victims, in Paris, Friday, Nov. 12, 2021. Fourteen men are currently on trial over the Nov. 13, 2015, Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)
Members of the Muslim community carry a bouquet of flowers outside the Bataclan concert hall before paying their respects to the victims of the Nov. 13, 2015 attacks in Paris, Friday, Nov.12, 2021. Fourteen men are currently on trial over the Nov. 13, 2015, Islamic State attacks in Paris that killed 130 people. (AP Photo/Adrienne Surprenant)
People attend the Catholic Binational Mass 2021, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The Mass is in honor of migrants who have died while trying to cross the U.S-Mexico border, and to denounce violence against migrants. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Children carry crosses bearing names of deceased migrants during the Catholic Binational Mass 2021, in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. The Mass is held in honor of migrants who have died while trying to cross the U.S-Mexico border and to denounce violence against migrants. (AP Photo/Christian Chavez)
Montana Jewish Project President Rebecca Stanfel, left, and Jewish community member Erin Vang, right, leave the old synagogue in Helena, Montana, Thursday, Nov. 11, 2021. The nonprofit Montana Jewish Project purchased the building, originally built as Temple Emanu-El in 1891, from the Helena Catholic Diocese, that had obtained the building in 1981. (AP Photo/Iris Samuels)
Pope Francis attends an audience for members of the Retrouvaille Association in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Saturday, Nov. 6, 2021. (AP Photo/Domenico Stinellis)
Despite chemical foam caused by industrial and domestic pollution, Hindu devotees perform rituals in the Yamuna River during Chhath Puja festival in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. Hundreds of Hindu devotees stood knee-deep in frothy, toxic waters, sometimes even immersing themselves in the river for a holy dip, to mark the festival of Chhath Puja. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
A Nepalese woman offers prayers to the setting sun on the bank of the Bagmati River during the Chhath Puja festival in Kathmandu, Nepal, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. During Chhath, an ancient Hindu festival, rituals are performed to thank the sun god for sustaining life on earth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Hindu women stand in a makeshift pond while performing rituals during Chhath Puja festival in Mumbai, India, Wednesday, Nov. 10, 2021. (AP Photo/Rajanish kakade)
A flower lies on 'Stolpersteine' or 'stumbling stones' commemorating people deported and killed by the Nazis, in front of a residential building in Berlin, Germany, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021, the 83th anniversary of the Nazis' anti-Jewish pogrom in 1938. The stones are among thousands set into sidewalks where victims of the Nazis lived or worked before they were deported and killed. The inscriptions include the names of the victims, the dates of their birth and of their deportation and murder. The stones are cleaned by residents on and around the Nov. 9 anniversary. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
A relative of victims of the Nazi regime visits the Shoah Wall of Names Memorial after the inauguration ceremony, in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. Tuesday marked the 83rd anniversary of the anti-Jewish pogrom that was labeled “Kristallnacht” — the “Night of Broken Glass” — when Nazis, among them many ordinary Germans, terrorized Jews throughout Germany and Austria. (AP Photo/Lisa Leutner)
Cuban Premier Fidel Castro, left, is greeted by Cardinal Raul Silva Henriquez of Santiago during the Cuban leader's visit to Chile in Nov. 1971. During his 11-day trip, Premier Castro toured the nation, visiting mines, factories, urban areas and farming regions. He reportedly told the Chilean prelate that Christianity and Marxism "should work together to liberate all people." RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
The Mount Vernon Baptist Church is littered with debris after a 2:30 AM bomb blast caused extensive damage to the church in Rochester, New York, in Nov. 1971. A block away, the Muhammed Muslim Mosque was also bombed at the same time. No one was injured. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.