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Photos of the Week: 10/06 – 10/12

A woman attends a rosary prayer on the Baltic Sea beach in Gdansk, Poland, Saturday, Oct. 7, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Polish Catholic faithful prayed the rosary around Poland's 3,500-kilometer (2,000-mile) border seeking God's protection against various threats. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

(RNS) — In a new feature, Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious practice around the world. Our first showcases images from Poland, Bangladesh and Las Vegas, among other locales. We hope you enjoy it.

A woman attends a rosary service on the Baltic Sea beach in Gdansk, Poland, on Oct. 7, 2017. Hundreds of thousands of Polish Catholic faithful prayed the rosary around Poland’s 2,000-mile border, seeking God’s protection against various threats. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

Alexandra Gurr cries as she lays flowers Oct. 9, 2017, at a makeshift memorial for victims of the mass shooting  in Las Vegas. Stephen Paddock opened fire on an outdoor country music concert, killing dozens and injuring hundreds. (AP Photo/John Locher)

A Rohingya ethnic minority girl is administered cholera vaccine at the Balukhali makeshift camp in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, on Oct. 12, 2017. U.N. agencies and Bangladesh’s health ministry began a massive cholera immunization campaign Tuesday to stem a possible outbreak of the water-borne disease among more than a half million Rohingya Muslims who have fled violence in Myanmar to neighboring Bangladesh. (AP Photo/Salahuddin Ahmed)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds the four items used during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, in front of the Western Wall, the holiest site where Jews can pray, in Jerusalem’s Old City, on Oct. 8, 2017. The Cohanim, believed to be descendants of priests who served God in the Jewish Temple before it was destroyed, perform a blessing ceremony of the Jewish people three times a year during the festivals of Passover, Shavuot and Sukkot. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Brazilian Christian pilgrims walk past Israeli soldiers in the annual support march for Israel, during the Jewish holiday of Sukkot, in Jerusalem, on Oct. 10, 2017. Thousands of evangelical Christians from around the world took part in the event, which was organized by the International Christian Embassy and the Jerusalem municipality. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

Myanmar Buddhist monks hold portraits of State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and candles as they pray during an interreligious gathering of prayers for peace at Aung San stadium Oct. 10, 2017, in Yangon, Myanmar. Thousands of supporters from different religious groups attended Tuesday’s gathering, which was organized by the ruling National League for Democracy party. (AP Photo/Thein Zaw)

Faithful wait for the start of a Mass celebrated by Vatican Secretary of State Pietro Parolin in the Jesus Church in Rome on Oct. 11, 2017, on the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Japan and the Holy See. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

Candles honor the victims of the Dec. 19, 2016, terror attack on a Christmas market, placed at the Breitscheidplatz in Berlin, on Oct. 12, 2017. Berlin senate’s special investigator of the terror attack presents the final report on Thursday. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)

An Indian potter carries earthen lamps for drying for the upcoming Diwali festival in Allahabad, India, on Oct. 12, 2017. People buy earthen lamps to decorate their homes during Diwali, the annual Hindu festival of lights which will be celebrated on Oct 19. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Pope Francis plants a tree as he visits the Pontifical Oriental Institute on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches, in Rome, on Oct. 12, 2017. (L’Osservatore Romano/Pool Photo via AP)

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