(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo gallery includes Muslim Muharram commemorations, Tisha B'Av and Israeli unrest and more.
Shiite Muslims burn a tent during a re-enactment of the 7th century battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq, during Ashoura rituals in downtown Tehran, Iran, Friday, July 28, 2023. Millions of Shiite Muslims around the world on Friday commemorated Ashoura, a remembrance of the 7th-century martyrdom of Imam Hussein, that gave birth to their faith. (AP Photo/Vahid Salemi)
Shiite Muslims flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession in Ahmedabad, India, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. Muharram is a month of mourning for Shiite Muslims in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Ajit Solanki)
Shiites participate in Muharram processions in the Imam Ali shrine in Najaf, Iraq, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. During Muharram, Islam's second holiest month, Shiites mark the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Anmar Khalil)
Kashmiri Shiite Muslims shout religious slogans as they participate in a Muharram procession on wooden boats in the interiors of Dal Lake, on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, Friday, July 28, 2023. Muharram is a month of mourning in remembrance of the martyrdom of Imam Hussein, the grandson of Prophet Mohammed. (AP Photo/ Dar Yasin)
President Joe Biden shakes hands with the Rev. Wheeler Parker Jr. as Marvel Parker holds a signing pen at right, after Biden signed a proclamation to establish the Emmett Till and Mamie Till-Mobley National Monument, in the Indian Treaty Room, July 25, 2023, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Dancers perform on the first day of the Guelaguetza in Oaxaca, Mexico, Monday, July 17, 2023. During the government-sponsored event, 16 Indigenous ethnic groups and the Afro-Mexican community promote their traditions through public dances, parades and craft sales. (AP Photo/Maria Alferez)
Thousands of Israelis march to Jerusalem in protest of plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to overhaul the judicial system, in Jerusalem, July 22, 2023. The demonstrators are finishing the last leg of a four-day and nearly 45-mile trek from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men and children read by candlelight from the book of Eicha (Lamentations) during the annual Tisha B'Av (Ninth of Av) fasting and memorial day, commemorating the destruction of ancient Jerusalem temples, in the Mea Shearim neighborhood of Jerusalem, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. (AP Photo/Ohad Zwigenberg)
Thousands of demonstrators block traffic on a highway crossing Tel Aviv, Israel, protesting plans by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government to overhaul the judicial system, July 24, 2023. Israeli lawmakers on Monday approved a key portion of Netanyahu’s divisive plan to reshape the country’s justice system. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)
Volunteers are lifted up by others after a Mass celebrated for volunteers from around the world in Estoril, outside Lisbon, Portugal, Wednesday, July 26, 2023. The volunteers will be working during the World Youth Day from Aug. 1 to Aug. 6, as Pope Francis' presence is expected to bring hundreds of thousands of young Catholic faithful to Lisbon. (AP Photo/Armando Franca)
A 14-year-old girl is frightened by the noise of semi-automatic rifle fire, during a gun practice session of the Jewish Defense League on Dec. 18, 1980, near Los Angeles. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.
Hungry Cambodian refugees gather around a large pot of rice as they await food to be distributed by government soldiers in Neak Luong, Cambodia, in 1974. They are among the more than 10,000 civilians who have reportedly come to the government-controlled zone from Prasat Tayo, which was under the control of Khmer Rouge insurgents. The Khmer Rouge gained power from 1975 to 1979 and resulted in 2 million deaths during the Cambodian genocide. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society.