News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes protests over a sacred mountain in Hawaii, the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, and more.

A novice monk sleeps during a talk by the Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama at the Tsuglakhang temple in Dharmsala, India, on Sept. 4, 2019. The three-day talk,  organized at the request of a Southeast Asian Buddhist group, ended Friday. (AP Photo/Ashwini Bhatia)

A Muslim woman makes her way to check her name in the final list of the National Register of Citizens (NRC) at Pabhokati village in Morigaon district, in the northeastern Indian state of Assam, on Aug. 31, 2019. India has published the final citizenship list in the Indian state of Assam, excluding nearly two million people who may be rendered stateless. The National Register of Citizens (NRC), aims to identify legal residents and weed out illegal immigrants from the state. Of those who didn’t make the list, Muslims make up a majority. (AP Photo/Anupam Nath)

A Shiite cleric speaks to women during a mourning ceremony five days ahead of Ashura, at the Sadat Akhavi Mosque, in Tehran, Iran, on Sept. 5, 2019. Ashura is the annual Shiite Muslim commemoration marking the death of Hussein, the grandson of the Prophet Muhammad, at the Battle of Karbala in present-day Iraq in the 7th century. (AP Photo/Ebrahim Noroozi)

DeepWater Church Pastor Paul Coleman, in black shirt, leads a group of church members and local Isle of Palms, S.C., residents in prayer under the Isle of Palms pier as Hurricane Dorian spins out in the Atlantic ocean on September 3, 2019. They prayed for the Bahamas and for the hurricane to spin harmlessly out in the ocean. (AP Photo by Mic Smith)

Volunteers Jazz Williams, left, and Jodye Scavella organize donated goods for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, at Christ Episcopal Church in Miami, on Sept. 3, 2019. Members of two historically black churches are sorting and preparing the supplies to be flown to the hurricane-ravaged islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. (AP Photo/Ellis Rua)

Nuns reach out for Pope Francis as he leaves after a meeting at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, in Maputo, Mozambique, on Sept. 5, 2019. Francis met with Mozambique’s priests and religious sisters at the capital’s Immaculate Conception cathedral to offer them encouragement in the face of the constant challenges of suffering, poverty and religious indifference. (AP Photo/Alessandra Tarantino)

Devotees carry statuettes of elephant-headed Hindu god Ganesha to immerse them in the Arabian Sea on the second day of the ten-day long Ganesh Chaturthi festival in Mumbai, India, on Sept. 3, 2019. The festival is a celebration of the birth of Ganesha, the Hindu god of wisdom, prosperity and good fortune. (AP Photo/Rafiq Maqbool)

Female supporters of Pakistani religious party Jamat-e-Islami hold a rally to promote hijab culture in Islamabad, Pakistan, on Sept. 4, 2019. Scores of the party’s female supporters wearing veils gathered to advocate the necessity of the veil for Muslim women. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)

Activists camped near an access road have blocked access to Mauna Kea mountain in Hawaii to prevent the installation of a new telescope. Mauna Kea, the highest peak in Hawaii, is held by Indigenous Hawaiian religions as sacred. RNS photo by Jack Jenkins

Hindu women offer prayers during the Hindu Teej festival at Sangam, the confluence of rivers Ganges and Yamuna in Prayagraj, India, on Sept. 2, 2019. During this festival, married women observe a day-long fast for the health and longevity of their husbands, while some unmarried women fast and offer prayers to find a good husband. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Forensic police rest after helping to recover a corpse in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, in High Rock, Grand Bahama, Bahamas, on Sept. 5, 2019. A lone cross that survived the hurricane stands in the background. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)

Roman Catholic nuns, priests and human rights advocates recite prayers while holding candles, following a Mass at the Redemptorist Church in suburban Paranaque city, south of Manila, Philippines, to express solidarity with fellow priests and bishops who were accused of sedition on Sept. 4, 2019. The religious advocates are also calling for justice for the thousands of victims killed in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called war on drugs. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

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