Taijun Yajima, chief priest at Koukokuji temple, stands for a photograph inside the Ruriden columbarium as glass Buddha statues sit illuminated by light-emitting diodes (LED) at the Koukokuji temple in Tokyo, Japan
A man sits next to pigeons resting on a pile of bricks collected from the collapsed temple damaged during the earthquake at Hanumandhoka Durbar Square in Kathmandu, Nepal on Thursday
Palestinian Sanaa Abu Jaudi, from the West Bank city of Jenin, takes a selfie photo with friends in front of the Dome of the Rock on the compound known to Muslims as Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, in Jerusalem’s Old City, during the holy month of Ramadan
Tourists visit Karnak temple in Luxor, a town 700 kilometres (435 miles) south of the Egyptian capital, Cairo, on Thursday. The ancient temple was open as usual despite a foiled suicide and gun attack on the world-famous site
A Nepalese homeless man sleeps in a street of Kathmandu on Wednesday. Nearly 8,500 people have now been confirmed dead in the disaster, which destroyed more than half a million homes and left huge numbers of people without shelter with just weeks to go until the monsoon rains
A young novice monk prays after having his head shaved by Buddhist monks during a ceremony entitled ‘Children Becoming Buddhist Monks’, at the Jogye temple in Seoul on Monday
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Members of the public visit art project ‘The Temple’ in Londonderry, Northern Ireland. David Best’s installation hosts space for contemplation and remembrance, and people are encouraged to leave mementos, messages and photographs inside until Saturday, when ‘Temple’ and its contents will be ceremonially torched at dusk.
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Chinese artists perform at the Spring Festival Temple Fair on Wednesday in Beijing. The lunar new year of the sheep also known as the spring festival is celebrated from the first day of the first month of the lunar year and ends with the lantern festival on the 15th day
A Buddhist monk plays with a tiger at the Wat Pa Luang Ta Bua, known as Tiger Temple, in Kanchanaburi province, Thailand. Officials last week raided the temple, home to more than 100 tigers, and are conducting an investigation into suspected links to wildlife trafficking.
A gardener is silhouetted against the sun as he trims the grass at the Temple of Olympian Zeus in Athens on Wednesday
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Students from a local college celebrate their graduation at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi. The temple is where Vietnam’s oldest university was founded in the 11th century under the Ly Dynasty
A Nepalese Buddhist leaves after prayers at the Golden Temple near Patan Durbar square in Lalitpur, near Kathmandu, on Monday. The temple, a Unesco world heritage site, was founded during the 12th Century and is famous for ancient art and carvings.
Children play in the street outside a temple in the ancient city of Bhaktapur near Nepal‘s capital Kathmandu on Wednesday
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Sikh activists clash with members of the Shiromani Gurudwara Prabhandak Committee during commemorations for the 30th anniversary of Operation Blue Star at the Golden Temple in Amritsar on Friday.
A Hindu holy man waves to attract tourists as he stands seeking alms at the Pashupatinath Hindu temple premises in Katmandu, Nepal. The Pashupatinath temple on the banks of the Bagmati River is one of the most revered temples of Lord Shiva, the Hindu god of death and destruction.
An Indonesian worker removes Mount Kelud volcanic ash from a statue at Sewu temple in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Mount Kelud in East Java province erupted late 13 February, killing four people and spewing ash and rock that covered much of the island. More than 56,000 people were displaced.
A Nepalese Hindu devotee, dressed as a deity, prepares to participate in festivities at the Shikali Temple during celebrations for the Shikali Jatra festival in the village of Khokana, on the outskirts of Kathmandu, on Thursday
Thai children play in floodwaters outside a buddhist temple in Pathum thani province, north of Bangkok, on Wednesday. The Disaster Prevention and Mitigation Department reported that 27 provinces in Thailand are still flooded and 31 people have died because of the flood.
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A Sadhu, Hindu holy man, sits on a table outside the temple of Hindu God Shiva in Allahabad, India, to observe the Monday fast on Shravan Somwar. All Mondays (Somwar) during the Hindu month of Shravan are considered highly auspicious for fasting and offering prayer to Lord Shiva, the god of destruction
A porter takes a nap in the shade of a tree near a temple in Kathmandu, Nepal on Wednesday.