News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

Sufi Muslims perform Zikr, or remembrance of God, as they commemorate the 7th century birth of Sayyeda Zeinab, a granddaughter of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, during a Moulid, a celebration of a holy person's birth, outside the mosque and shrine named for her, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 10, 2018. The event attracts thousands of Muslims from all over the country. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression from around the world. This week’s gallery includes images of Orthodox Easter, the Nepalese New Year, Holocaust remembrance events, and more.

Sufi Muslims perform Zikr, or remembrance of God, as they commemorate the 7th century birth of Sayyeda Zeinab, a granddaughter of the Muslim Prophet Muhammad, during a Moulid, a celebration of a holy person’s birth, outside the mosque and shrine named for her, in Cairo, Egypt, on April 10, 2018. The event attracts thousands of Muslims from all over the country. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil)

Nepalese devotees pull ropes tied to the chariot of Hindu god Bhairava during the Biska Jatra Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on April 10, 2018. During the festival, also regarded as Nepalese New Year, images of Hindu god Bhairava and his female counterpart Bhadrakali are enshrined in two large chariots and pulled to an open square after which rituals and festivities are performed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A Nepalese flag stands in the foreground as devotees pull the chariot of Hindu god Bhairava during the Biska Jatra Festival in Bhaktapur, Nepal, on April 10, 2018. During the festival, also regarded as Nepalese New Year, images of Hindu god Bhairava and his female counterpart Bhadrakali are enshrined in two large chariots and pulled to an open square after which rituals and festivities are performed. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

A Christian Orthodox man stands in front of a bonfire outside of Ayios Demetrios Christian Orthodox Church during the Easter celebrations in Xylophagou village in the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, late Saturday, April 7, 2018. Cypriots lit the traditional Easter bonfires, or lambradjia, as it is known in Cyprus, where they burned effigies of Judas Iscariot, the disciple thought to have betrayed Jesus. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)

Holocaust survivor Hannah Beker, 79, has fingernail polish applied during a Beauty Heroines event in Ramat Gan, Israel, on April 9, 2018. Seventy Holocaust survivors, to mark the country’s 70th anniversary, took part in a beauty event titled Beauty Heroines. Organizers said the “makeover” event was a gesture toward elderly Holocaust survivors who endured the horror the Nazi genocide of World War II that killed 6 millions Jews. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Pope Francis smiles as he looks at a llama upon his arrival in St.Peter’s Square at the Vatican for his weekly general audience, Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Three men from the South Tyrol region of northern Italy walked with three llamas in a two-month pilgrimage to reach the Vatican. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Russian Orthodox priests attend the Easter service in the Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia, on April 8, 2018. (AP Photo/Alexander Zemlianichenko)

People take part in the March of the Living to commemorate the Holocaust, a yearly Holocaust remembrance march between the former death Nazi camps of Auschwitz and Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland, on April 12, 2018. (AP Photo/Czarek Sokolowski)

Martin Luther King III, fourth from left, leads the March for Humanity, Monday, April 9, 2018, in Atlanta. The march commemorates the funeral procession of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., 50 years ago. To the right of King is Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert Kennedy and Bernice King, daughter of Dr. King. To the left is his daughter Yolanda Renee King and Jaclyn Corin, an organizer of March for Our Lives. Behind King is the Rev. Al Sharpton. (AP Photo/Jonathan Landrum)

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