Orthodox Christian nuns gather before the start of a procession outside Jerusalem’s Old City. About 200 Orthodox Christians took part in an annual procession in which an icon of the Virgin Mary is carried from a church at the foot of the Mount of Olives.
Traditional temple bell players run during a procession ahead of an event that marks the end of the nine-day Chariot Festival of Lord Jagannath in Puri, Orissa, India. Read more
Migrant construction workers look through a door window during a Russian Orthodox Church religious procession on Friday marking Saints Cyril and Methodius Day in Moscow. The holiday is celebrated in May in countries which observe eastern Orthodox tradition, commemorating brothers Cyril and Methodius, the creators of the Cyrilic alphabet.
Hindu women carry Kalash, earthen pots containing sacred water with a coconut on top, during a religious procession locally known as Ganga Kalash Yatra in India’s western city of Ahmedabad on Wednesday.
A Hindu devotee gets her tongue pierced with a trident as she takes part in an annual religious procession called Shitla Mata in Ahmedabad, India. Read more
Palestinian Orthodox Christians attend the Palm Sunday procession at a church in Gaza City on Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. Read more
An eunuch dances at a procession during a national meet of the community in Ajmer, India on Wednesday. The meet in Ajmer is being held to demand increased political representation ahead of the country’s general elections and also to elect a leader for the community. Read more