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Pictures of the Year 2019

Religion
Our top religion photos of the year.
POPE-EMIRATES/
RTX6L8N2
February 04, 2019
Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document...
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document...
Pope Francis and Grand Imam of al-Azhar Sheikh Ahmed al-Tayeb kiss each other after signing a document on fighting extremism, during an inter-religious meeting at the Founder's Memorial in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, February 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tony Gentile TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISRAEL-RELIGION/
RTX6W4B6
May 22, 2019
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dances around a bonfire as he celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer...
Ashdod, Israel
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dances around a bonfire as he celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer...
An Ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy dances around a bonfire as he celebrates the Jewish holiday of Lag Ba'Omer in the city of Ashdod, Israel May 22, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-JANMASHTAMI/BANGLADESH
RTS2NJCA
August 23, 2019
A child dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna poses during the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
A child dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna poses during the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of...
A child dressed as Hindu Lord Krishna poses during the festival of Janmashtami, marking the birth of Hindu Lord Krishna, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, August 23, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EID/AFGHANISTAN
RTS2M5CM
August 11, 2019
Afghan girls cover their faces as they ride on swings during the first day of the Muslim holiday of the...
Kabul, Afghanistan
Afghan girls cover their faces as they ride on swings during the first day of the Muslim holiday of the...
Afghan girls cover their faces as they ride on swings during the first day of the Muslim holiday of the Eid al-Adha, in Kabul, Afghanistan August 11, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ismail TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX74HUO
September 25, 2019
Participants dressed in traditional attire pose for pictures during rehearsals for Garba, a folk dance,...
Ahmedabad, India
Participants dressed in traditional attire pose for pictures during rehearsals for Garba in preparations...
Participants dressed in traditional attire pose for pictures during rehearsals for Garba, a folk dance, in preparations for the upcoming Navratri, a festival during which devotees worship the Hindu goddess Durga, in Ahmedabad, India, September 25, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-RAMADAN/
RTX6VJC9
May 18, 2019
Palestinians break their fast by eating iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinians break their fast near the rubble of a destroyed building during the holy month of Ramadan...
Palestinians break their fast by eating iftar meals during the holy month of Ramadan, near the rubble of a building recently destroyed by Israeli air strikes, in Gaza City May 18, 2019. REUTERS/Ibraheem Abu Mustafa TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
ISRAEL-RELIGION/SUKKOT
RTS2QI86
October 10, 2019
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man inspects a palm frond used in rituals during the upcoming Jewish holiday...
Ashdod, Israel
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man inspects a palm frond used in rituals during the upcoming Jewish holiday...
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man inspects a palm frond used in rituals during the upcoming Jewish holiday of Sukkot in Ashdod, Israel October 10, 2019. REUTERS/Amir Cohen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
HAITI-RELIGION/
RTX6ZVE7
July 17, 2019
Haitians bathe during the celebration of the annual pilgrimage to the waterfall in Saut D'Eau, Haiti,...
Saut D'eau, Haiti
Haitians bathe during the celebration of the annual pilgrimage to the waterfall in Saut D'Eau
Haitians bathe during the celebration of the annual pilgrimage to the waterfall in Saut D'Eau, Haiti, July 16, 2019. REUTERS/Andres Martinez Casares
RELIGION-MAKHABUCHA/
RTX6NGO1
February 19, 2019
Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day...
Bangkok, Thailand
Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day...
Buddhist monks pray at the Wat Phra Dhammakaya temple during a ceremony to commemorate Makha Bucha Day outside Bangkok, Thailand February 19, 2018. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-GENERALAUDIENCE/
RTS2N909
August 21, 2019
A girl reacts next to Pope Francis as he leads the weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican,...
Vatican City, Vatican City
A girl reacts next to Pope Francis as he leads the weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican...
A girl reacts next to Pope Francis as he leads the weekly general audience in Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, August 21, 2019. REUTERS/Remo Casilli TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX6RGI2
April 13, 2019
A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of...
Agartala, India
A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of...
A devotee smokes as he waits to perform during the annual Hindu festival of Gajan on the outskirts of Agartala, India, April 13, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
CHINA-TIBETANS/FESTIVAL
RTX6MXD6
February 15, 2019
A Tibetan monk walks along an alley in Labrang Monastery ahead of "Sunbathing Buddha Festival", in Xiahe...
Xiahe, China
A Tibetan monk walks along an alley in Labrang Monastery ahead of "Sunbathing Buddha Festival", in Xiahe...
A Tibetan monk walks along an alley in Labrang Monastery ahead of "Sunbathing Buddha Festival", in Xiahe county, Gansu Province, China February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Aly Song TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-ARREST/MEXICO-CHURCH
RTS2MMU8
August 15, 2019
Members of 'Light of the World' congregation pray for their leader Joaquin Garcia, who was arrested in...
Guadalajara, Mexico
Members of 'Light of the World' congregation pray for their leader Joaquin Garcia, who was arrested in...
Members of 'Light of the World' congregation pray for their leader Joaquin Garcia, who was arrested in California and charged with crimes, in Guadalajara, Mexico August 14, 2019. Picture taken August 14, 2019. REUTERS/Fernando Carranza TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-TATTOO/
RTS2DESZ
March 16, 2019
A devotee attends the religious tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra Monastery, where devotees believe that...
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
A devotee attends the religious tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra Monastery, where devotees believe that...
A devotee attends the religious tattoo festival at Wat Bang Phra Monastery, where devotees believe that their tattoos have mystical powers, in Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, March 16, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BULGARIA-RELIGION/
RTX6M29N
February 10, 2019
Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars with honey during a religious mass to mark the day of...
Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria
Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars with honey during a religious mass in Blagoevgrad
Worshippers gather around candles stuck to jars with honey during a religious mass to mark the day of Saint Haralampi, the Orthodox patron saint of beekeepers, in the church of the Presentation of the Blessed Virgin in Blagoevgrad, Bulgaria February 10, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX76N53
October 08, 2019
Police officers hold a revolver as they offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters...
Ahmedabad, India
Police officers offer prayers to their weapons on the occasion of Dussehra in Ahmedabad
Police officers hold a revolver as they offer prayers to their weapons as part of a ritual at their headquarters on the occasion of Dussehra, or Vijaya Dashami, festival in Ahmedabad, India, October 8, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-ASHURA/GREECE
RTS2Q0HW
September 10, 2019
Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in...
Piraeus, Greece
Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in...
Shi'ite Muslims living in Greece flagellate themselves during a Muharram procession to mark Ashura in Piraeus, near Athens, Greece September 10, 2019. REUTERS/Costas Baltas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SPAIN-CULTURE/LUMINARIAS
RTS2AZQ9
January 17, 2019
A woman rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's...
SAN BARTOLOME DE PINARES, Spain
A woman rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration northwest of Madrid
A woman rides a horse through flames during the annual "Luminarias" celebration on the eve of Saint Anthony's day, Spain's patron saint of animals, in the village of San Bartolome de Pinares, northwest of Madrid, Spain, January 16, 2019. REUTERS/Susana Vera TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EID/PAKISTAN
RTX7261R
August 04, 2019
A sacrificial cow is lowered from a rooftop by crane, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan,...
Karachi, Pakistan
A sacrificial cow is lowered from a rooftop by crane, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi
A sacrificial cow is lowered from a rooftop by crane, ahead of the Eid al-Adha festival in Karachi, Pakistan, August 4, 2019. REUTERS/Akhtar Soomro TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTX76D4X
October 06, 2019
Nidhi Bhattacharjee, 5, dressed as a Kumari, yawns as she is worshipped by Hindu priests (unseen) as...
Agartala, India
Durga Puja festival celebrations in Agartala
Nidhi Bhattacharjee, 5, dressed as a Kumari, yawns as she is worshipped by Hindu priests (unseen) as part of a ritual during the Durga Puja festival celebrations in Agartala, India, October 6, 2019. REUTERS/Jayanta Dey TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-JAPAN/HIDDEN CHRISTIANS
RTX78WXL
November 14, 2019
Masaichi Kawasaki, 69, a descendent of 'Hidden Christians', crosses himself as he chants 'orasho' in...
IKITSUKI ISLAND, Japan
The Wider Image: Japan's 'Hidden Christians' fear for religion's fate
Masaichi Kawasaki, 69, a descendent of 'Hidden Christians', crosses himself as he chants 'orasho' in front of an altar adorned with a statue of the Virgin Mary during a ceremony to mark the eve of the birth of the Virgin Mary at his home on Ikitsuki Island, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan, November 5, 2019. Japan's "Kakure Kirishitan," or "Hidden Christians," preserved their faith in secret during centuries of persecution. "I worry that what my ancestors worked hard to preserve will disappear, but that is the trend of the times," said Kawasaki. "I have a son but I don't expect him to carry on," he added. "To think this will disappear is sad, without a doubt." REUTERS/Issei Kato SEARCH "HIDDEN CHRISTIANS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
RELIGION-CHHATH/
RTX775J3
November 03, 2019
Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious...
New Delhi, India
Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious...
Hindu women worship the sun god in the polluted waters of the river Yamuna during the Hindu religious festival of Chhath Puja in New Delhi, India, November 3, 2019. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BANGLADESH-RELIGION/
RTX77FUO
November 05, 2019
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Narayangonj near Dhaka,...
Narayanganj, Bangladesh
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Narayangonj
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Narayangonj near Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 5, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-RELIGION/
RTX765L0
October 05, 2019
Miniature replica buildings stand at Holy Land USA, a now closed theme park inspired by Bible passages...
Waterbury, UNITED STATES
Miniature replica buildings stand at Holy Land USA in Waterbury
Miniature replica buildings stand at Holy Land USA, a now closed theme park inspired by Bible passages and locales, in Waterbury, Connecticut, U.S., October 4, 2019. REUTERS/Brian Snyder TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BRITAIN-AFRICA/CHURCHES
RTS2D17U
January 31, 2019
A woman reacts as senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during...
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, United Kingdom
The Wider Image: African churches boom in London's backstreets
A woman reacts as senior members of the Apostles Of Muchinjikwa Christian church baptise members during a mass Baptism (Jorodhani) on the beachfront on Southend-on-Sea, Britain, August 25, 2018. Members of the church travel to Southend-on-Sea from all over the country, some from as far as Scotland, to join members from London, Leeds and Leicester for an annual ceremony. REUTERS/Simon Dawson SEARCH "AFRICA CHURCHES" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EID/PAKISTAN
RTS2M9HW
August 12, 2019
Men and children gather as a camel is slaughtered in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Peshawar, Pakistan...
Peshawar, Pakistan
Men and children gather as a camel is being slaughtered in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Peshawar
Men and children gather as a camel is slaughtered in celebration of Eid al-Adha, in Peshawar, Pakistan August 12, 2019. REUTERS/Fayaz Aziz TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FRANCE-NOTREDAME/
RTX6RTVT
April 15, 2019
Smoke rises around the altar in front of the cross inside the Notre Dame Cathedral as a fire continues...
Paris, France
Smoke rises around the altar in front of the cross inside the Notre Dame Cathedral as a fire continues...
Smoke rises around the altar in front of the cross inside the Notre Dame Cathedral as a fire continues to burn in Paris, France, April 16, 2019. REUTERS/Philippe Wojazer/Pool TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
VESAK-DAY/SOUTHKOREA
RTX6U18T
May 02, 2019
Boys who are experiencing the lives of Buddhist monks by staying in a temple for two weeks as novice...
Yongin, South Korea
Novice monks enjoy a ride at Everland amusement park in Yongin
Boys who are experiencing the lives of Buddhist monks by staying in a temple for two weeks as novice monks, enjoy a ride at Everland amusement park in Yongin, South Korea, May 2, 2019. REUTERS/Kim Hong-Ji TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FESTIVAL-HOLI/
RTS2DSYH
March 19, 2019
Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March...
Mumbai, India
Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai
Disabled children cover each other in coloured powder during Holi celebrations in Mumbai, India March 19, 2019. REUTERS/Francis Mascarenhas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/ORTHODOX-HOLY FIRE
RTX6TFLR
April 27, 2019
Worshippers react as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the...
Jerusalem, Israel
Worshippers react as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the...
Worshippers react as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 27, 2019 REUTERS/ Corinna Kern TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-DROUGHT/TEMPLE
RTX72CUA
August 06, 2019
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due...
Lopburi, Thailand
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due...
A family prays near the ruins of a headless Buddha statue, which has resurfaced in a dried-up dam due to drought, in Lopburi, Thailand August 1, 2019. Picture taken August 1, 2019. REUTERS/Soe Zeya Tun
POPE-ABUSE/SPAIN
RTX6NDE5
February 19, 2019
Miguel Hurtado, 36, who says he was sexually abused at the age of 16 by a Benedictine monk from Montserrat...
Madrid, Spain
The Wider Image: Placards outside monastery expose abuse in Spanish Church
Miguel Hurtado, 36, who says he was sexually abused at the age of 16 by a Benedictine monk from Montserrat Abbey in Catalonia, poses for a portrait in Madrid, Spain, January 25, 2019. "For me, the worst part were not the abuses, but the Church covering it up," Hurtado said. He said his abuser, 50 years his senior, touched his genitals under the pretext of telling him masturbation was wrong, and tried to tongue-kiss him, which left him "petrified, without knowing what to do". REUTERS/Susana Vera SEARCH "ABUSE SPAIN" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
SRI LANKA-BLASTS/
RTX6SOHU
April 22, 2019
A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and...
multiple cities, Sri Lanka
A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church in Negombo
A view of the damage at St. Sebastian Catholic Church, after bomb blasts ripped through churches and luxury hotels on Easter, in Negombo, Sri Lanka April 22, 2019. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FRANCE-NOTREDAME/
RTX6RTLQ
April 15, 2019
A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire, in Paris, France...
Paris, France
Fire at Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris
A woman prays next to Notre Dame Cathedral after it suffered heavy damage from a fire, in Paris, France April 15, 2019. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier
RELIGION-EPIPHANY/BOSNIA
RTS2BADD
January 19, 2019
Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and...
Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad
Men swim to retrieve a cross from the water during Epiphany Day celebrations in Visegrad, Bosnia and Herzegovina, January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic
SRI LANKA-BLASTS/
RTS2HNKY
May 14, 2019
A Muslim man looks at the broken window inside the Al-Masjidul Hudha mosque after a mob attack in Kottampitiya,...
KOTTAMPITIYA, Sri Lanka
A Muslim man looks at the broken window inside the Al-Masjidul Hudha mosque after a mob attack in Kottampitiya...
A Muslim man looks at the broken window inside the Al-Masjidul Hudha mosque after a mob attack in Kottampitiya, Sri Lanka May 14, 2019. REUTERS/Dinuka Liyanawatte TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BANGLADESH-RELIGION/
RTX6MV1Q
February 15, 2019
Vehicles are stuck as Muslims perform Friday prayer on the road during the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Vehicles are stuck as Muslims perform Friday prayer on the road during the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka
Vehicles are stuck as Muslims perform Friday prayer on the road during the Biswa Ijtema in Dhaka, Bangladesh February 15, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
FRANCE-ANTISEMITISM/CEMETERY
RTX6NFU6
February 19, 2019
Graves that were desecrated with swastikas are seen at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg,...
QUATZENHEIM, France
Graves that were desecrated with swastikas are seen at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim
Graves that were desecrated with swastikas are seen at the Jewish cemetery in Quatzenheim, near Strasbourg, France, February 19, 2019. REUTERS/Vincent Kessler TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
USA-TRUMP/
RTX6XMGJ
June 03, 2019
U.S. President Donald Trump stands on stage as Pastor David Platt prays for him at the McLean Bible Church,...
Vienna, UNITED STATES
U.S. President Donald Trump stands on stage as Pastor David Platt prays for him at the McLean Bible Church,...
U.S. President Donald Trump stands on stage as Pastor David Platt prays for him at the McLean Bible Church, in Vienna, Virginia, U.S., June 2, 2019. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-RAMADAN/SAUDI
RTX6WNKE
May 26, 2019
Muslims perform Umrah around the holy Kaaba at the Great Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan...
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Muslims perform Umrah around the holy Kaaba at the Great Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan...
Muslims perform Umrah around the holy Kaaba at the Great Mosque during the holy fasting month of Ramadan in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, May 26, 2019. REUTERS/Waleed Ali TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEWZEALAND-SHOOTOUT/
RTS2E9N9
March 22, 2019
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor...
Christchurch, New Zealand
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor...
New Zealand's Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern leaves after the Friday prayers at Hagley Park outside Al-Noor mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand March 22, 2019. REUTERS/Jorge Silva TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
POPE-JAPAN/
RTX7A8A6
November 24, 2019
Pope Francis greets wellwishers during a Holy Mass at Nagasaki Baseball Stadium, in Nagasaki, Japan,...
Nagasaki, Japan
Pope Francis visits Japan
Pope Francis greets wellwishers during a Holy Mass at Nagasaki Baseball Stadium, in Nagasaki, Japan, November 24, 2019. REUTERS/Issei Kato TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
NEPAL-RELIGION/
RTX7BOMD
December 04, 2019
A head of a sacrificed buffalo lies on the ground a day after the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
BARIYARPUR, Nepal
A head of a sacrificed buffalo lies on the ground a day after the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai...
A head of a sacrificed buffalo lies on the ground a day after the sacrificial ceremony of the "Gadhimai Mela" festival held at Bariyarpur in Nepal December 4, 2019. The festival, renowned for its large number of animal sacrifices, is held every five years at the Gadhimai Temple where devotees from Nepal and bordering India will sacrifice buffaloes, goats and birds while offering prayers to Gadhimai, the goddess of power. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/BULGARIA
RTX6TMG5
April 29, 2019
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery,...
Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery...
Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking Easter near Bachkovo monastery, Bulgaria, April 29, 2019. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/KUMBH
RTX6KTUL
January 04, 2019
A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man arrives to take part in a religious procession ahead of the "Kumbh Mela",...
PRAYAGRAJ, India
A Naga Sadhu or Hindu holy man arrives to take part in a religious procession ahead of the "Kumbh Mela",...
A Naga Sadhu or a Hindu holy man arrives to take part in a religious procession ahead of the "Kumbh Mela", or the Pitcher Festival, in Prayagraj, previously known as Allahabad, India, January 4, 2019. REUTERS/Jitendra Prakash TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EPIPHANY/RUSSIA
RTS2B9UH
January 19, 2019
A man takes a dip in icy water during celebrations for the Orthodox Epiphany in the settlement of Shimsk...
SHIMSK, Russia
A man takes a dip in icy water during celebrations for the Orthodox Epiphany in Shimsk
A man takes a dip in icy water during celebrations for the Orthodox Epiphany in the settlement of Shimsk in Novgorod region, Russia, January 18, 2019. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
MEXICO-RELIGION/
RTX6KJ49
January 01, 2019
A follower blows smoke from a cigar on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure...
Mexico City, Mexico
A follower blows smoke from a cigar on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure...
A follower blows smoke from a cigar on a statue of La Santa Muerte (The Saint of Death), a cult figure often depicted as a skeletal grim reaper, as part of a cleansing ritual in Tepito neighbourhood, in Mexico City, Mexico January 1, 2019. REUTERS/Daniel Becerril TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-ASHURA/IRAQ
RTS2PTJX
September 09, 2019
A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala,...
Kerbala, Iraq
A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala
A Shi'ite Muslim holds a child as he takes part in an Ashura procession in the holy city of Kerbala, Iraq, September 9, 2019. REUTERS/Abdullah Dhiaa Al-Deen TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/SPAIN
RTX6RM79
April 14, 2019
Penitents of La Paz (The Peace) brotherhood make their way to a church before taking part in a procession...
Seville, Spain
Penitents of La Paz (The Peace) brotherhood make their way to a church during Holy Week in the Andalusian...
Penitents of La Paz (The Peace) brotherhood make their way to a church before taking part in a procession during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain April 14, 2019. REUTERS/Marcelo del Pozo TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
THAILAND-BUDDHISM/WOMEN
RTX6KRAA
January 03, 2019
A devotee has her hair cut by a female Buddhist monk during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination...
Nakhon Pathom, Thailand
The Wider Image: Thailand's rebel female Buddhist monks defy tradition
A devotee has her hair cut by a female Buddhist monk during a mass female Buddhist novice monk ordination ceremony at the Songdhammakalyani monastery, Nakhon Pathom province, Thailand, December 5, 2018. Officially, only men can become monks and novices in Thailand under a Buddhist order that, since 1928, has forbidden the ordination of women. A growing number of women defy generations of Thai Buddhist tradition by becoming ordained as novice monks at the unrecognised all-female monastery. REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha SEARCH "FEMALE MONKS" FOR THIS STORY. SEARCH "WIDER IMAGE" FOR ALL STORIES. TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY.
ISRAEL-RELIGION/PURIM
RTS2EEWN
March 22, 2019
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man drinks wine during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide...
Jerusalem, Israel
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man drinks wine during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide...
An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man drinks wine during Purim, a celebration of the Jews' salvation from genocide in ancient Persia, as recounted in the Book of Esther, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood, March 22, 2019 REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
RELIGION-EASTER/NICARAGUA
RTX6SFGB
April 19, 2019
A faithful takes part in the procession of the Via Crucis in Managua, Nicaragua April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Oswaldo...
Managua, Nicaragua
A faithful takes part in the procession of the Via Crucis in Managua
A faithful takes part in the procession of the Via Crucis in Managua, Nicaragua April 19, 2019. REUTERS/Oswaldo Rivas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
BANGLADESH-RELIGION/
RTX78IM4
November 12, 2019
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Dhaka, Bangladesh,...
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Dhaka
Hindu devotees sit together on the floor of a temple to observe Rakher Upabash, in Dhaka, Bangladesh, November 12, 2019. REUTERS/Mohammad Ponir Hossain TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
INDIA-RELIGION/
RTS2KA1W
June 30, 2019
A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot...
Ahmedabad, India
A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot...
A Hindu devotee performs a stunt with fire during a rehearsal ahead of the annual Rath Yatra, or chariot procession, in Ahmedabad, India, June 30, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave
RELIGION-EID/PALESTINIANS
RTX6Y04T
June 05, 2019
Foam is sprayed as a girl smiles during celebrations after Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers...
Jerusalem, Israel
Foam is sprayed as a girl smiles during celebrations after Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers...
Foam is sprayed as a girl smiles during celebrations after Palestinians performed Eid al-Fitr prayers which marks the end of the holy fasting month of Ramadan, on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount in Jerusalem's Old City June 5, 2019. REUTERS/Ammar Awad TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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February 10, 2019
A girl looks towards her father as she writes on the wall of a Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami...
Kathmandu, Nepal
A girl looks towards her father as she writes on the wall of a Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami...
A girl looks towards her father as she writes on the wall of a Saraswati temple during the Shreepanchami festival dedicated to goddess of education Saraswati in belief that the goddess will help devotees excel in education, in Kathmandu, Nepal February 10, 2019. REUTERS/Navesh Chitrakar TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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June 18, 2019
Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India,...
Ahmedabad, India
Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad
Muslim students attend a yoga lesson at a school ahead of International Yoga Day in Ahmedabad, India, June 18, 2019. REUTERS/Amit Dave TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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August 10, 2019
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside...
Mecca, Saudi Arabia
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage
Muslim pilgrims gather on Mount Mercy on the plains of Arafat during the annual haj pilgrimage, outside the holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia August 10, 2019. REUTERS/Umit Bektas TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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September 20, 2019
A woman sweeps the premises of Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Monika...
Bhaktapur, Nepal
A woman sweeps the premises of Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur
A woman sweeps the premises of Nyatapola Temple in Bhaktapur, Nepal September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Monika Deupala TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY
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