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  • Pope Francis leads his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on November 14, 2018.

  • President of Hellenic Republic Prokopis Pavlopoulos has met with SyrianOrthodox Patriarch of Antioch and of all the East, Ignatios-Efraim B', who was accompanied by Archbishop of Athens and of all Greece, Ieronimos, in order to discuss general issues of Orthodoxy religion and of Greece.

  • Hindu women offer prayers to rising sun on the concluding day of Chhath festival honoring sun god at bank of Bagmati river in Kathmandu,Nepal. Devotees from Terai region of Nepal and India celebrate the festival worshiping sun god for sustaining life on earth and to worship him to provide his continuous blessings to mankind.

  • Hindu devotees are performing ritual on the occasion of Chhat puja at the river bank of Ganga. Making fast for the whole day Hindu devotees are looking for the blessing from the Lord Sun as per Hindu mythology.

  • Hindu women offer prayers to the setting sun during Chhath festival honoring sun god at bank of Bagmati river in Kathmandu,Nepal. Devotees from Terai region of Nepal and India celebrate the festival worshiping sun god for sustaining life on earth and to worship him to provide his continuous blessings to mankind.

  • West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata banerjee offer prayers to the Sun God at the bank of River Ganges on the occasion of Chhath Puja festival.

  • Hindu devotees worship Sun God at the bank of the River Ganges on the occasion of Chhath Puja festival.

  • Solidarity sit-in for Asia Bibi organized by the CitizenGO Italia Foundation, in defense of the Pakistani woman acquitted after 9 years in prison on blasphemy charges, for which she had already been sentenced to death in the first instance

  • Nearly thousands of Devotees from Different parts of kashmir valley throng to offer the special prayer known as "Khojje diggar" at one of the famous shrine of kashmir valley "Naqashband Sahib" which is located at khwaja bazar area of downtown Srinagar kashmir.The "Khojje diggar" is actually a religious prayer among muslim's which is offered once in a year at this particular shrine.

  • Kashmiri Muslim devotees offer prayers outside the shrine of Sufi saint Naqashband Sahib in Khawajabazar area of Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir on 12, November 2018. Thousands of devotees gathered to offer the special prayers on birth anniversary of the Sufi saint Naqashband Sahib.

  • Students performed in front of Tanay Municipal Hall grounds during the 8th Tanay Hane Festival on November 10, 2018. The annual Hane Festival is the commemoration of the Municipality of Tanay’s Founding Anniversary. It is an agri – eco – tourism, arts, and cultural exhibition in one, showcasing Tanay’s vibrant tourism, abundant agricultural produce, healthy and sustainable environment, rich arts and culture, and amiable people. It derived its name from an ordinary expression of Tanayan (‘’hane’’) which is used to seek one’s agreement. This year the Hane festival will be celebrated from Novemver 10 – 13, 2018 with various activities.

  • Hindu devotees light up oil lamp and candle to celebrate Diwali, the Hindu Festival of Lights

  • Bhai Dooj is a festival celebrated by Hindus of the Indian subcontinent. Different idols on the occasion of Bhaidooj Festival at Kolkata.

  • People are enjoying pandal (temporary platform for Festival) during Kali Puja Festival at the northern part of the city - Barasat which is famous for its artistic creation of pandals & idols.

  • Hindu devotees are collecting the auspicious offerings from a Temple at Kolkata during Annakut Festival.

  • Pakistani head of a religious party Tehreek-e-Labaik Islam (TLI) Dr,Ashraf Asif Jalali with others addresses a news conference in Lahore .Dr,Ashraf Asif Jalali leader of Pakistani Tehreek-e-Labbaik Islam religious Party addresses a news conference with others regarding the acquittal of Christian woman Asia BibiA Christian woman acquitted after eight years on death row in Pakistan for blasphemy was released but her whereabouts in Islamabad on Thursday remained a closely guarded secret in the wake of demands by radical Islamists that she be publicly executed.

  • Holi is an ancient Hindu religious festival which has become popular with non-Hindus in many parts of South Asia, as well as people of other communities outside Asia. In addition to India, Bangladesh and Nepal, the festival is celebrated by Indian subcontinent also known as the "festival of colours" or the "festival of love".

  • Visual artist and painter Rolly Alcantara doing final touches on his recycled Christmas lantern plastic bottles with the combination of “singkaban” at Brgy. Hall of Pag-asa in Obando, Bulacan on November 8, 2018. The recycled “Parol” is his entry for the Christmas lantern competition in the town of Obando that will be compete 11 Brgy. This year. “Singkaban,” which stands for “Sining at Kalinangan ng Bulacan,” is often connected to intricately-designed bamboo arches during festivals in Bulacan.

  • Hindu community performing religious festival during Dewali Celebration at Shri Krishna Mandir in Lahore on November 07, 2018.Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, marks the triumph of good over evil, and commemorates the return of Hindu deity Rama to his birthplace Ayodhya after victory against the demon king Ravana. The Hindu festival of lights, Diwali celebrates the spiritual victory of light over darkness.

  • Hindu residents pray on the eve of Diwali, Hindu festival of light in Srinagar, Indian Administered Kashmir on 07 November 2018. Diwali is a Hindu festival celebrated in autumn season every year and signifies the defeat of darkness and evil. Diwali celebrates the Hindu God Rama’s return to his kingdom Ayodhya.

  • Nepali people celebrate with various religious offerings during Tihar festival. Tihar festival is the festival of lights and flowers even known as Deepawali , is dedicated to various religious animals like crow,cow and dog, showing a bonding with relations with humans.

  • On the occasion of diwali, Kashmiri pandits decorate their houses with the lamps and candles as part of a centuries old ritual.

  • Family members of Bholanath Dham (Dutta Bari) release Big size sky lanterns during Diwali in Kolkata. India as a part of the cultural tradition of the family since long time .

  • Family members of Bholanath Dham (Dutta Bari) decorate their lawn with soil made Diyas during Diwali in Kolkata. India as a part of the cultural tradition of the family since long time .

  • Bengalis enjoy fireworks at the Kali Puja on the occasion of Diwali Festival, the annual Hindu festival of lights.

  • Diwali or Deepavali is the Hindu festival of lights celebrated every year in autumn in the northern hemisphere (spring in southern hemisphere). It is an official holiday in Fiji, Guyana, India,Pakistan, Malaysia, Mauritius, Myanmar, Nepal, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Suriname, and Bangladesh.

  • Bengali Hindu worship Goddess Kali on the occasion of Diwali festival.

  • Indian women buy gold ornaments at a jewelry showroom on the occasion of Dhanteras festival. Dhanteras or Festival of Wealth which precedes the Hindu festival of Diwali is, when many people buy jewelry as a sign of good fortune.

  • Boys and girls participate in wrestling and belt wrestling competition on the occasion of Diwali festival. The wrestling and belt wrestling competition organized to mark Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights.

  • Artist are busy in giving final touch on the idol of Goddess Kali & Clay idols of male & female demons which will be used for Diwali / Kali Puja at the Artist hub - Kumartuli , India .

  • View of various type of face of Goddess Kali idol ahead of kali Puja festival, schedule on October 06.

  • NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio joined National Action Network founder & president Al Sharpton at NAN headquarters to urge voters to get to the polls & bring fellow voters along.

  • All Souls' Day or the commemoration of all the faithful departed is a day in Christian culture for remembrance of the souls of all Christians who have died, typically to remember deceased relatives. In Christianity the annual celebration is now held on 2 November and is associated with the season of All hallow tide, including All Saints' Day and Halloween.

  • Pakistani devotees Muslim participants take a part to attend a three-day religious congregation(Tablighi Ijtema ) in Raiwind Lahore on November 02, 2018. Annual Religious (Tableeghi Ijtima )is being start today in Raiwind Lahore.

  • Supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan(TLP) a hard line religious political party and others workers of religious parties chant slogans during a sit protest against the supreme court decision to overturn the conviction of Christian woman Asia Bibi who spent eight years on death row accused of blasphemy in Lahore on November 02, 2018. Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 31 overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican. Pakistan's powerful military warned on November 2 its patience had been thoroughly tested after being threatened by Islamist hardliners enraged by the acquittal of a Christian woman for…

  • Head of the Tehreek-e-Labaik Pakistan (TLP)Khadim Hussain Rizvi (C) a hardline religious political party, raises hands with others as he speaks to media during a press conference in Lahore on November 02, 2018.Islamist hardliners incensed by the acquittal of a Christian woman for blasphemy late on November 2 agreed to end their three-day protest sit-ins after they reached an agreement with the government, a minister said. Demonstrations broke out after the Supreme Court of Pakistan on October 31 overturned a blasphemy conviction for Christian mother Asia Bibi, ending her eight year ordeal on death row but infuriating Muslim conservatives.

  • Indian Christian offer prayer at the grave of their relative on the occasion All Souls Day.

  • The small village of Tajueco, north of Spain, celebrated the 'Cantos de las Ánimas' tradition, (Songs of Souls) during the celebrations of All Saint's Day.

  • Indian children buy firecracker from temporary bazi bazaar or firecracker market ahead of Kali Puja and Diwali Festival.

  • Around 1.5 Filipinos flocked to Manila North Cemetery as they commemorate 'All Saint's Day' with their departed loved ones. Built in 1904, Manila North Cemetery is the oldest and biggest cemetery in the metropolis spanning to 54 hectares.

  • The interfaith service United Against Hate commemorating victims of Pittsburgh shooting at Park East Synagogue

  • Supporters of a Pakistani religious group Tehreek Labik Pakistan block a main road after a court decision in Islamabad, Pakistan, Wednesday, Oct. 31, 2018. Pakistan's top court on Wednesday acquitted Christian woman Asia Bibi who was sentenced to death in 2010 on blasphemy charges, a landmark ruling that could ignite mass protests or violence by hard-line Islamists

  • Pakistani supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) a hard line religious political party chant slogans during a protest against the supreme court decision to overturn the conviction of Christian woman Asia Bibi in Lahore. Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 31 overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

  • Pakistani supporters of Tehreek-e-Labaik Ya Rasool Allah (TLY) a hard line religious political party and others workers of religious parties chant slogans during a protest against the supereme court decision to overturn the conviction of Christian woman Asia Bibi in Lahore on October 31, 2018. Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 31 overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

  • Pakistani people block main roads around Islamabad and Lahore to protest against Pakistani court's decision to acquit Christian woman of blasphemy against Islam and Prophet Muhammad in Lahore. Pakistan's Supreme Court on October 31 overturned the conviction of Asia Bibi, a Christian mother facing execution for blasphemy, in a landmark case which has incited deadly violence and reached as far as the Vatican.

  • Pope Francis leads his Weekly General Audience in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City, Vatican on October 31, 2018.

  • On October 30, 2018, the groundbreaking rites in Marawi’s Ground Zero signal's the start of rehabilitation efforts in the most affected area of the Islamic City. Prior to this, last September 2018, Kambisita 2 allows Ground Zero residents of Marawi City to visit their severely damaged homes. But they are only be able to return and rebuild their homes only on the first quarter of 2020 after all the 27,000 residents (at least 11,000 home owners and the rest classified as “sharers and renters”) had visited and inspected their wrecked houses.

  • Members of the Jewish community in New York and allies gathered in Battery Park, holding a candlelight vigil to demonstrate support for the victims of white nationalism in Pittsburgh and resist this administration’s bigotry. This is one of several solidarity events across the country.

  • Indian craftsman busy to gives final touches to the diya or earthen lamp at a workshop near kolkata before send it to market for upcoming Kali Puja and Diwali festival.

  • Altar dedicated to Mexican comic film actor 'Cantinflas' at the Sur cemetery in Madrid, ahead of the November 1-2 celebrations for the Day of the Dead in México. It is one of the oldest traditions of Mexico during which relatives place altars adorned with flowers, food and drinks to honour their dead.