Photos of the Week: Pittsburgh anniversary; Diwali celebrations
By Kit Doyle · October 29, 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 fourth anniversary of the Tree of Life synagogue shooting in Pittsburgh, Hindu Diwali celebrations and more.
Kris Kepler, of Pittsburgh attends a commemoration ceremony, Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022, in Schenley Park in memory of the 11 worshippers killed four years ago when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
A memorial inside the locked doors of the dormant landmark Tree of Life synagogue in Pittsburgh's Squirrel Hill neighborhood on Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. It has been four years since 11 people were killed in America's deadliest antisemitic attack on Oct. 27, 2018. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
People hug after lighting a candle in memory of Melvin Wax, one of 11 worshippers killed four years ago when a gunman opened fire at the Tree of Life synagogue in the Squirrel Hill neighborhood, during a commemoration ceremony in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Oct. 27, 2022. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)
Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama, wearing a ceremonial hat, arrives to attend prayer by devotees for his long life at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharamshala, India, Wednesday, Oct. 26, 2022. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)
Liusba Grajales, left, puts makeup on her daughter, Ainhoa, as her partner, Lisset Diaz Vallejo, gets ready as they prepare to get married in Santa Clara, Cuba, Friday, Oct. 21, 2022. The couple is one of the first to get legally married in Cuba following the new Family Code, which opened up everything from equal marriage to surrogate mothers. (AP Photo/Ismael Francisco)
Children light fire crackers during Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, in Mumbai, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)
Entrepreneur Anjula Acharia and designer Falguni Peacock pose for a photographer at a Diwali celebration at The Pierre hotel in New York on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The annual party, now in its third year, is intended to highlight Diwali by bringing together high-powered South Asians with other New York luminaries. (AP Photo/Mallika Sen)
Indian traders and accountants perform rituals during Chopda Pujan, a prayer ceremony dedicated to the blessing of account books, on the occasion of Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, at the Swaminarayan temple in Ahmedabad, India, Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. On this day, ledgers and new account books are opened by the mercantile community following a special prayer. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
People light lamps on the banks of the Saryu River in Ayodhya, India, Sunday, Oct. 23, 2022. More than 15,00,000 earthen lamps were lit along the banks of the Saryu River, as millions of people across Asia celebrated Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)
Pope Francis attends the last day of the "Cry for Peace" international conference, organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio, in front of Rome's Colosseum, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Pope Francis, seated center, attends a joint prayer service at Rome's Colosseum, Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, during the final day of the "Cry for Peace" international conference, organized by the Community of Sant'Egidio. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)
Costumed kids pose for a picture with an unusual Halloween vantage point from the inside of the jack-o-lantern looking out in 1973. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
A girl studies the lighted contours of a newly carved pumpkin before her father places it on the front steps to help guide other children to treats prepared by her mother for Halloween in 1977. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.