News Photos of the Week

Photos of the Week

A boy, whose Buddhist name is Da Sun, touches his newly shaved head during a service to have an experience of the lives of Buddhist monks, at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Ten children who entered the temple to have an experience for three weeks ahead of celebrations for Buddha's upcoming birthday on May 22. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious and humanistic expression from around the world. This week’s gallery includes teachers in Kenya, Buddhist celebrations, funerals following violence in Yemen, and more.

A boy, whose Buddhist name is Da Sun, touches his newly shaved head during a service to experience of the lives of Buddhist monks, at the Jogye Temple in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, May 2, 2018. Ten children entered the temple take part in the experience for three weeks ahead of celebrations for Buddha’s upcoming birthday on May 22. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth play with fire during the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba’Omer in Bnei Brak, Israel, on May 2, 2018. . (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

The coffin of Hanna Lahoud, a Lebanese humanitarian worker for the International Committee of the Red Cross, is carried by his fellow Red Cross workers during his funeral procession, in Mar Charbel Church in Zouk Mkail north of Beirut, Lebanon, on April 28, 2018. Lahoud, 38, who was killed last week in Yemen, was in charge of the ICRC’s detention program in Yemen. He was shot on his way to visit a prison in the southwestern province of Taiz. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Cardinal George Pell, the most senior Catholic cleric to face sexual abuse charges, leaves court in Melbourne, Australia, on May 2, 2018. (AP Photo/Asanka Brendon Ratnayake)

Non-Muslim teachers who had to leave their posts camp out in the headquarters of the Kenya National Union of Teachers in Nairobi, Kenya, on April 27, 2018. Deadly attacks by the al-Shabab extremist group targeting non-Muslim teachers in Kenya have caused hundreds of schools near the Somali border to shut down as teachers flee for their lives. (AP Photo/Khalil Senosi)

Kashmiri Shiite Muslims visit graves of relatives on Shab-e-Barat on the outskirts of Srinagar, Indian controlled Kashmir, on May 1, 2018. Muslims visit ancestral graveyards for the salvation of the souls of the departed and also believe that all sins will be forgiven by praying to Allah throughout the Shab-e-Barat night. (AP Photo/Mukhtar Khan)

Rohingya Muslim refugees plant grass on a hill to prevent landslides as preparation for the upcoming monsoon season at the Kutupalong Rohingya refugee camp in Kutupalong, Bangladesh, on April 30, 2018. Rohingya refugees who fled Myanmar during a brutal crackdown now face a new danger: rain. The annual monsoon will soon sweep through camps where some 700,000 Rohingya Muslims live in huts made of bamboo and plastic built along steep hills. (AP Photo/A.M. Ahad)

A Catholic penitent of the Ujue Virgin carries a crucifix as he takes part in a pilgrimage from Tafalla and other villages to the small town of Ujue, in northern Spain, on April 29, 2018. Every year devotees of Ujue Virgin walk around 16 miles from their villages to Ujue in honour of the Virgin. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A Nepalese woman lights oil lamps at Boudhanath Stupa during Buddha Jayanti, or Buddha purnima, in Kathmandu, Nepal, on April 30, 2018. The festival marks the triple events of Gautam Buddha’s life: his birth, his enlightenment and his attaining a state of Nirvana that frees believers from the circle of death and rebirth. (AP Photo/Niranjan Shrestha)

Indian tribal farmers hold sticks and lie on the ground on a hot, dry afternoon as they perform a ritual outside a Hindu temple during Manda Festival in Ranchi, Jharkhand state, India, on April 30, 2018. The festival is celebrated to appease the sun god. (AP Photo)

Houthi Shiite mourners attend the funeral of Saleh al-Samad, a senior Houthi official, in Sanaa, Yemen, on April 28, 2018. Al-Samad was killed by a Saudi-led coalition airstrike on April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Hani Mohammed)

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