Photos of the Week: Shinzo Abe assassination; Eid al-Adha commemorations
By Kit Doyle · July 15, 2022
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes the assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Muslims commemorating Eid al-Adha and more.
The vehicle, left, carrying the body of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe leaves Zojoji temple after his funeral in Tokyo on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Abe was assassinated Friday while campaigning in Nara, western Japan. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)
A photo of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is displayed at a memorial area near the site where Abe was fatally shot in Nara, western Japan Friday, July 15, 2022. Many people mourned the death of Abe at the site where he was gunned down during a campaign speech a week ago Friday, shocking a nation known for its low crime rate and strict gun control. (Kyodo News via AP)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama arrives at the airport in Leh, Ladakh, India, Friday, July 15, 2022. The visit is also his first since India split the high-altitude region from disputed Kashmir and took direct control of it in 2019 while revoking the entire territory's semiautonomous status. A year after that change, Indian and Chinese troops came close to war in Ladakh and ever since they have been locked in a military standoff along their disputed border. (AP Photo/Tenzin Choejor)
Shiite Muslim worshipers gather at the holy shrine of Imam Abbas during the first day of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Adha in Karbala, Iraq, Saturday, July 9, 2022. Eid al-Adha marks the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham to Christians and Jews) to sacrifice his son. During the holiday, which in most places lasts four days, Muslims slaughter sheep or cattle, distribute part of the meat to the poor and eat the rest. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
Former Mufti Sheikh Said Ismahilov, right, leads Muslim soldiers during prayers on the first day of Eid al-Adha, in Medina Mosque, Konstantinovka, eastern Ukraine, Saturday, July 9, 2022. Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha by sacrificing animals to commemorate the Prophet Ibrahim's faith in being willing to sacrifice his son. (AP Photo/Nariman El-Mofty)
Palestinian women, right, walk on the Mediterranean Sea beachfront during the Eid al-Adha festival, in Tel Aviv, Israel, Sunday, July 10, 2022. Palestinians visited Tel Aviv and other places in Israel after Israel granted travel permits to West Bank Palestinians. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Indonesians perform a prayer marking the Eid al-Adha holiday at Al Mashun Great Mosque in Medan, Indonesia, Sunday, July 10, 2022. Muslims around the world are celebrating Eid al-Adha, the Festival of Sacrifice, by slaughtering sheep, goats, cows and camels and sharing the meat with the poor to commemorate the Quranic story of the Prophet Ibrahim's willingness to sacrifice his son Ismail as an act of obedience to God. (AP Photo/Binsar Bakkara)
The Zakir family, from left, father Yusuf, son Burhanuddin, Yusuf's niece, Insiya Maimoon; daughter Jumana, mother Fareeda, watch an episode of "Ms. Marvel" in Anaheim, Calif., Friday, July 8, 2022. Jumana knows who she is going to be for Halloween this year. Her new favorite superhero is a lot like her – female, teen, Muslim, American and “totally awesome.” (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
Followers of Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr chant slogans during open-air Friday prayers in Sadr City, Baghdad, Iraq, Friday, July 15, 2022. (AP Photo/Hadi Mizban)
In colorful ceremonies at St. Nicholas Church in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, the Rt. Rev. John Sepeku, center, was enthroned as the first bishop of the new Anglican diocese of Dar es Salaam, July 14, 1965. The Rt. Rev. William Scott Baker, right, who has been bishop of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam, performed the enthronement. Sepeku was ordained in 1938 and was archdeacon of Magila from 1960 to 1963, when he was named assistant bishop of the Diocese of Zanzibar and Dar es Salaam. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Dan Jackson, left, and O.C. Brown, right, lead a group of picketing teenagers representing the Methodist Youth Assembly at the state capitol in protest against a bill that would permit cities to legalize liquor sales, in Montgomery, Alabama, on July 12, 1951. Under present law, counties make the decision. Protestant clergy, laymen and young people from many parts of Alabama stormed the capitol to protest the bill, introduced by Senator George Quarles. Following a hearing by the Senate Temperance Committee, the Quarles Measure was killed by a 4-3 vote. RNS archive photo by Mildred Smith. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.