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A horseman wearing an elaborate bull mask rides past Our Lady of the Rosary church during the "Cavalhadas" festival in Pirenopolis, Goias state, Brazil, on May 20, 2018. The three-day festival was brought to Brazil in the 1800s by a Portuguese priest to celebrate the Holy Spirit and to commemorate the medieval victory of Iberian Christian knights over the Moors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s gallery includes images from England, Texas, Hong Kong, Brazil and more.

A horseman wearing an elaborate bull mask rides past Our Lady of the Rosary church during the “Cavalhadas” festival in Pirenopolis, Goias state, Brazil, on May 20, 2018. The three-day festival was brought to Brazil in the 1800s by a Portuguese priest to celebrate the Holy Spirit and to commemorate the medieval victory of Iberian Christian knights over the Moors. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres)

A Muslim woman prays at the Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, Indonesia, on May 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Tatan Syuflana)

Meghan Markle and her bridal party walk down the aisle at the beginning of the wedding ceremony of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, on May 19, 2018. (Danny Lawson/pool photo via AP)

Indian girls make flower Rangoli on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra festival in Varanasi, India, on May 24, 2018. Hindus across the country celebrate Ganga Dussehra by worshiping the River Ganges, which is considered the most sacred and the holiest river for Hindus. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh)

Nathan Jordan, 18, a senior student at Alvin High School, sobs during a service at the Arcadia First Baptist Church two days after a shooting that killed 10 people at the Santa Fe High School, on May 20, 2018, in Santa Fe, Texas. (Marie D. De Jesus/Houston Chronicle via AP)

Funeral prayers are offered for Pakistani exchange student Sabika Sheikh, who was killed in the Santa Fe High School shooting, during a service at the Brand Lane Islamic Center, on May 20, 2018, in Stafford, Texas. A gunman opened fire inside Santa Fe High School Friday, May 18, 2018, killing 10 people. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

A child dressed in a traditional Chinese costume floats in the air, supported by a rig of hidden metal rods, during a parade on the outlying Cheung Chau island in Hong Kong to celebrate the Bun Festival on May 22, 2018.  The parade features children dressed as deities floating on poles above the crowd. The annual Bun Festival commemorates evil spirits being driven away from the island by villagers dressed as deities in the 18th century. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung)

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle kiss after their wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle in Windsor, near London, England, on May 19, 2018. (Ben Birchhall/pool photo via AP)

Pitchers of juice are set out for Muslims to break their Ramadan fast at a free food distribution point in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, on May 20, 2018. Muslims throughout the world are celebrating Ramadan until mid-June. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)

Nigerian Catholics carry banners during a peaceful protest in Lagos, Nigeria, on May 22, 2018. Thousands of Catholics protested against recent kidnappings and killings in Nigeria. (AP Photo/Sunday Alamba)

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