Photos of the Week: Eid al-Fitr, Chilean horseback pilgrims
By Kit Doyle · April 21, 2023
(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Eid al-Fitr marking the end of Ramadan, horseback pilgrims in Chile and more.
A child laughs in the women's section before Eid al-Fitr prayers in Bucharest, Romania, Friday, April 21, 2023. Members of the Romanian Muslim community gathered for Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, at the Dinamo stadium in the Romanian capital, in the largest Muslim public gathering of the year in Romania. (AP Photo/Andreea Alexandru)
Egyptian Muslims try to catch balloons distributed for free after Eid al-Fitr prayers, marking the end of the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan, outside al-Seddik mosque in Cairo, Egypt, Friday, April 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)
Muslim girls carry torches as they parade to celebrate the eve of Eid al-Fitr, the holiday marking the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, in Polewali Mandar, West Sulawesi, Indonesia, Friday, April 21, 2023. (AP Photo/Yusuf Wahil)
Chief Imam, Sherif Habeeb Abdulmajeed, right, reads the quran during Eid al-Fitr prayers in Lagos, Nigeria, Friday, April 21, 2023. Muslims around the world celebrate the end of the holy month of Ramadan. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)
In this long-exposure photo, Orthodox worshippers carry candle lights around a church during Orthodox Easter midnight Mass in St. Petersburg, Russia, Sunday, April 16, 2023. (AP Photo/Dmitri Lovetsky)
Holocaust survivors and former Auschwitz inmates participate in the annual 'March of the Living', a trek between two former Nazi-run death camps, in Oswiecim, Poland, Tuesday, April 18, 2023, to mourn victims of the Holocaust and celebrate the existence of the Jewish state. Slogan in the background reads: 'Work Sets You Free'. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
People hold yellow tulips during personal, unofficial observances marking the 80th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising in Warsaw, Poland, Wednesday, April 19, 2023. (AP Photo/Michal Dyjuk)
Chilean horseback riders referred to as "Huasos" take part in the Quasimodo Feast, a celebration that is held on the first Sunday after Easter, in Colina, Chile, Sunday, April 16, 2023. The "Huasos," mounted on horses or in adorned carriages, accompany priests to give communion to the sick, take part in a procession to pay tribute to the Virgin of Carmen and pray to give thanks for the winter crops and future harvests. (AP Photo/Esteban Felix)
Hindu devotees line up on a narrow ledge on the banks of the Bagmati River to offer prayers in front of an idol of Astamatrika, representing eight divine mother goddesses, at the Pashupatinath temple premises in Kathmandu, Nepal, Thursday, April 20, 2023. Nepalese Hindus on Thursday marked Matatirtha Aunshi festival during which they pay tribute to their deceased mothers. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)
Sri Lankan Catholic nuns participate in a protest march to mark the fourth anniversary of the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks on Catholic Churches, in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, April 21, 2023. Thousands of Sri Lankans held a protest in the capital on Friday, demanding justice for the victims of the 2019 Easter Sunday bomb attacks that killed nearly 270 people. (AP Photo/Eranga Jayawardena)
National presidents and executive directors of major U.S. Protestant, Catholic and Jewish laymen's organizations met in New York in 1965 to discuss mutual concerns and plan future contacts. Seated, from left are: Seymour M. Liebowitz, N.Y., president of the National Federation of Temple Brotherhoods; Jackie Robinson, the former baseball star who is president of United Church of Men of the National Council of Churches, and John F. Donnelly, president of the National Council of Catholic Men. Executive directors, standing, left to right, are: Sylvan Lebow, Temple Brotherhoods; Martin Work, Catholic Men, and Don L. Calame, United Church Men. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Members of the Shield of Roses picket in frigid weather outside of abortion clinics near Green Bay, Wisconsin, in 1980. The Shield prayed nine rosaries weekly outside the clinics. RNS archive photo by Doug and Scott Landwehr. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.