(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 prayer locations issues for Muslims in India, Samaritans in the West Bank, the MET gala and more.
Supporters of United Hindu Front, a local Hindu nationalist party, participate in a protest in New Delhi, India, on May 10, 2018. Protestors demanded that Muslims offering prayers on streets be disallowed. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
Members of the ancient Samaritan community attend the Passover pilgrimage to the religion’s holiest site on the top Mt. Gerizim, overlooking the West Bank town of Nablus, on May 6, 2018. Samaritans descended from the ancient Israelite tribes of Menashe and Efraim but broke away from mainstream Judaism 2,800 years ago. Today, the remaining 700 Samaritans live in the Palestinian city of Nablus in the West Bank and the Israeli seaside town of Holon, south of Tel Aviv. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)
In this photo supplied by the South African Police Services, paramedics attend to an injured man after attackers entered a mosque in Verulam, Durban, South Africa, on May 10, 2018. Attackers entered a South African mosque after midday prayers, stabbed three people and started a fire before fleeing, local police said Thursday, as people expressed shock at the kind of attack rarely seen in the country. (South African Police Services via AP)
Madonna attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition on May 7, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)
An Imam delivers a sermon during prayers in one of the designated places permitted for Friday prayers, in Gurgaon, India, on May 11, 2018. These officially designated areas have emerged after Hindu protests in the area demanding that Muslims be disallowed from offering prayers on streets. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
Russian President Vladimir Putin, left, attends a service held by Russian Orthodox Patriarch Krill, right, in the Annunciation Cathedral after the inauguration ceremony in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, on May 7, 2018. Putin took the oath of office for his fourth term as Russian president on Monday and promised to pursue an economic agenda that would boost living standards across the country. (Alexei Nikolsky, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
Internally displaced ethnic Kachins have their meals in a compound of Trinity Baptist Church refugee camp in Myitkyina, Kachin State, northern Myanmar, on May 6, 2018. Myanmar’s army, notorious for perpetrating violence that drove 700,000 Muslim ethnic Rohingyas to flee to neighboring Bangladesh, now stands accused of fostering a similar humanitarian crisis in the country’s north, where it battles guerrillas of the Christian Kachin minority. (AP Photo/Min Kyi Thein)
Rihanna attends the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the “Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination” exhibition on May 7, 2018, in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
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