Photos of the Week: End of Ramadan approaching, Orthodox Easter
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the approaching end of Ramadan, Orthodox Easter celebrations and more.
Palestinian Muslim worshipers pray on Laylat Al Qadr, the Night of Power, in front of the Dome of the Rock Mosque, in the Al Aqsa Mosque compound in Jerusalem's Old City, Wednesday, April 27, 2022. Laylat Al Qadr, the 27th day of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, commemorates the night Prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran. Muslims traditionally spend the night in prayer and devotion. (AP Photo/Mahmoud Illean)
A young Kashmiri girl watches as relatives offer prayers outside the Shah-e-Hamdan mosque, one of the oldest in Kashmir, on Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of Ramadan, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kashmiri Muslims offer prayers outside Shah-e-Hamdan mosque, one of the oldest in Kashmir, on Jumat-ul-Vida, the last Friday of Ramadan, in Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, April 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Dar Yasin)
Kenyan Muslims pray on the last Friday in the holy month of Ramadan at Masjid Noor in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 29, 2022. (AP Photo/Sayyid Abdul Azim)
Poland's President Andrzej Duda, center left, and Auschwitz Survivor from U.S. Edward Mosberg, center right, attend the March of the Living, which was not held for two years due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, in Oswiecim, Poland, Thursday, April 28, 2022. Only eight survivors and some 2,500 young Jews and non-Jews are taking part in the annual march, which was scaled down this year because of the war in neighboring Ukraine. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)
Pope Francis leaves after presiding over the funeral of Cardinal Javier Lozano Barragan, in St.Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, Monday, April 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Thousands look on as a clay jar is thrown from a balcony in a custom called "botides" on the Ionian Sea island of Corfu, northwestern Greece, on Saturday, April 23, 2022. For the first time in three years, Greeks were able to celebrate Easter without the restrictions made necessary by the coronavirus pandemic. (AP Photo/Thanassis Stavrakis)
Ethiopians hold candles during an Orthodox Easter service at the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Sunday, April 24 2022. For Orthodox Christians, the Easter weekend, which celebrates the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, is a time of reflection and communal mourning followed by joyful release. (AP Photo)
A woman kisses a child during an Orthodox Easter service on April 24, 2022, at St. Petru Movila Orthodox Church in Bucharest, Romania. The majority of people that attended Easter services were Ukrainian mothers with children who have fled the war into Romania and found a temporary home in Bucharest. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu
The Rev. Volodimir Malcovici leads an Orthodox Easter celebration, Sunday, April 24, 2022, at St. Petru Movila Orthodox Church in Bucharest, Romania. RNS photo by Alexandra Radu
A Ukrainian soldier prays in St. Michael Cathedral during Orthodox Easter celebrations in Kyiv, Ukraine, Sunday, April 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
A Ukrainian Orthodox priest blesses devotees and Easter food baskets during an Orthodox Easter service in Pamplona, northern Spain, Sunday, April 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
Joan Kozuch, center, a Special Religious Education coordinator at Bay City Church, is honored by students in Bay City, Michigan, in 1980. Kozuch was presented with a gift handcrafted by the pupils. RNS archive photo by Kathleen Socha. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
The first Earth Day is celebrated on Fifth Avenue in Manhattan on April 22, 1970, in New York City. RNS archive photo by John C. Goodwin. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society