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  • Demonstration through the streets of Gijón in favor of Palestine and calling for a ceasefire in Israel.

  • The Palestine Solidarity Campaign (PSC) Thailand and Palestinian supporters gathered in front of the Embassy of the United States of America, Bangkok Thailand. on Saturday, February 24, 2024. to call for a ceasefire in the Gaza Strip, Ask the United States to end military support for the Israeli government, Ask to stop the illegal occupation of the Palestinian territories. and contrary to United Nations resolutions of the State of Israel, and rescuing hostages still in detention.

  • People mourn the death of Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny during a memorial staged in front of the Russian Consulate in New York City on February 17, 2024.

  • The remnants resulting from the immersion of idols are contributing to the pollution of the Ganges in Kolkata.

  • In commemoration of the 152nd anniversary of the death of the martyr priest Father Gomez, Burgos and Zamora (GOMBURZA), The Gomburza group led by Running Priest, Fr. Robert Reyes held a Prayer Walk from Plaza Roma, Intramuros to Rizal Park to commemorate the sacrifice of the lives of the three martyred priests.

  • New York City students joined pro-Palestine demonstrators during a citywide school walkout calling for a permanent ceasefire at a rally in front of the main branch of the New York City Public Library on February 16, 2024 in New York City.

  • Hindi Sadhu or Holly man attending the Banga Kumbha Melala at the Tribeni in West Bengal.

  • Cardinal Jose Advincula, Archbishop of Manila leads the celebration of Ash Wednesday at the Manila Cathedray today, February 14. Ash Wedsday marks the beginning of the Lenten Season which is when Catholics commemorate the passion and sacrifice of Jesus for mankind.

  • Thousands of Muslim devotees gather to participate the Second Phase of ‘’Biswa Ijtema’’ or the World Muslim Congregation in Tongi, on the outskirts of Dhaka on February 11, 2024.The Bishwa Ijtema, considered the world's second-largest Muslim gathering after Hajj. The devotees sought peace, happiness and wellbeing of the Muslims around the world during the final prayers called ‘’Akheri Munajat’’ of the three-day event.

  • Saraswati Puja or Vasant Panchami festival preparation in Kolkata, India.

  • Pro-Palestine demonstrators gather to call for a permanent ceasefire and to support Palestinians during a rally in front of the Brooklyn Museum of Art on February 10, 2024 in New York City.

  • Indian Chinese perform a dragon dance as they celebrate the first day of the Chinese Lunar New Year in Kolkata.

  • Thai-Chinese people and tourists wear red clothes, Light incense pay homage to sacred things. For prosperity in life and group of dancers men performs Lion Dance during Chinese New Year festival celebration, inside The Guangdong Shrine, Yaowarat (Chinatown) in Bangkok, Thailand, on February 10, 2024.

  • In a powerful display of solidarity and determination, the West Bengal State Jamiat-e-Ulama organized a procession on February 9, 2024, in Kolkata, aimed at safeguarding Islamic sites nationwide. The event, attended by thousands of Muslim individuals, was held amidst escalating concerns arising from the Gyanvapi Mosque issue. Leading the procession was Maulana Siddiqullah Chowdhury, a Cabinet Minister in the West Bengal Government, who spearheaded the demonstration with unwavering resolve. The procession, comprising members of the Muslim community, emphasized the critical importance of protecting mosques, madrassas, cemeteries, Eidgahs, and Khanqahs across the country. As chants echoed through the streets of Kolkata, the participants underscored…

  • Chinatown ahead of the Chinese or Lunar New Year. As part of the upcoming celebration of the Chinese New Year, the tourists continue to flock to Chinatown, Binondo.

  • Thousands of devotees participated in special prayers on the eve of Me'raj-e-Alam (the night of ascent) when the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) ascended to the heavens, held at Khiram Dargah. Muslims celebrate Me'raj-e-Alam every year, on the 27th of Rajab (Hijri calendar). During the night, devotees observed Shabi Khani and made prayers.

  • Members of the group Jewish Voice for Peace join activists shutting down traffic in front of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, while protesting President Joe Biden's continued support and funding for Israel in its war against Hamas in Gaza on February 07, 2024 in New York City.

  • After participating in the Akheri Munajat (final prayers) at the Biswa Ijtema in Tongi, Dhaka, Bangladesh, Muslim devotees endure crowded train journeys. Local residents navigate this challenging commute by climbing onto, clinging to, and scrambling along the roofs of the trains. Faced with a lack of available seats inside, numerous commuters opt to take the risk, preferring a rooftop view for their journey out of Dhaka city.

  • Embark on a brief but impactful ride atop the Ijtema train roof at Tonggi railway station, where diverse communities unite during this religious congregation. Witness shared prayers, camaraderie, and the unique tapestry of cultural harmony that defines this extraordinary journey.

  • Celebration organized by Community of Sant'Egidio inside the Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere to remember Modesta Valenti, the homeless woman who died 41 years ago at Termini Station in Rome, and all the homeless people who died in Rome in the last years. In memory of each homeless person who died, a candle was lit in front of the icon painted in honor of Modesta Valenti

  • Shykh Zayd Mosque, or Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque, is a magnificent Islamic architectural masterpiece located in Abu Dhabi, the capital city of the United Arab Emirates. It is the country’s largest mosque and can accommodate more than 40,000 worshippers. It was built by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the founder and first president of the U.A.E., who is also buried in the mosque’s courtyard. The mosque features 82 domes, four minarets, and the world’s largest hand-knotted carpet and chandelier. It is open to visitors of all faiths and offers free guided tours, cultural activities, and a library.

  • Pro-Palestine protesters gather outside the JFK AirTrain at Jamaica Station, during the National Day of Action in Queens, New York on Saturday, January 27, 2024.

  • Seminar titled INTELLIGENZA ARTIFICIALE,SALUTE E CURA DEL CREATO promoted by the Catholic Press Union (Unione Stampa Cattolica) and the Order of Journalists of Campania (Ordine dei giornalisti della Campania) in collaboration with the Social Communications Office of the Diocese of Acerra (Ufficio comunicazioni sociali della diocesi di Acerra)

  • There is debate among historians and archaeologists as to when and why the gate was built. But archaeologists believe that it was built during the Mughal period. According to “Dhaka Kosh” published by the Asiatic Society, Mir Jumla built the Dhaka Gate between the years 1660 and 1663 to mark the boundaries of Dhaka and protect it from enemy attacks by land. Mir Jumla was the Subedar (administrator in charge of various provinces of the Mughal empire) of Bengal during the reign of Mughal emperor Aurangzeb. Over the centuries, this gate has been transformed. After rebuilding it in 1825, British Magistrate Charles Dawes named it Ramna Gate. The gate was damaged during British rule as well as military rule in East Pakistan. On the other hand, the…

  • Magh Mela has started from 15th January. On the first bathing festival of Makar Sankranti, devotees take a dip of faith in Ganga, the destroyer of sin. Devotees from different region’s come to take holy dip in Sangam during second barhing festival Paush Purnima. Paush Purnima is celebrated during the Magha month of Hindu calendar. The specialty of this day is to take a dip in any holy water body. Some parts of India celebrate Paush Purnima as Shakambhari Purnima.

  • Devotees attend religious program during the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony Ram Mandir at Pushkarna Stadium in Bikaner.

  • BIKANER--22.1.2024 Devotees of Shree Ram Laxman Dussehra community during a religious procession during the 'Pran Pratishtha' ceremony at the Ram Mandir, in Bikaner, Monday, Jan. 22, 2024 DINESH GUPTA BIKANER-09414253300

  • The city of Badr is situated almost 130 kilometers from Madina. Badr is surrounded by a landscape of hot desert with steep hills, sand dunes as well. The place has a lot of significance in islam and Muslims. Initially badr was a part of the night journey from the coast of red sea along the convoy from Makkah to damascus. Back in the time the city was known for its wells too. On march 13, Battle of Badr took place under the command of prophet Muhammad, The last messenger of Islam. The battle is said as one of the greatest and most significant success in Islam.

  • 22nd January 2024 now have become an historical date in Indian history. Prime Minister Narendra Modi did the Pran Pratistha of Ram in Ayodhyay. The whole world saw this biggest carnival. Common people rejoiced as an un expected positive step materialised after centuries.Along with the celebrations at Ayodhyay, people celebrated everywhere along in New Delhi. Here Bhandaras were organised at each and every temples and other places. Mr Satish Upadhyay, Vice Chairman of the New Delhi Municipal Council was present at a Bhandara in South Delhi.

  • People of Kolkata witnessed two different types of political mass rally in the day of Ram Temple inauguration at Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh on 22nd January,2024.

  • In a burst of color and festivity, Kolkata witnessed a lively rally celebrating the inauguration of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya and the Pran Pratishtha of Shri Ram Murti by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The streets of the city were filled with thousands of participants, led by Shubhendu Adhikari, the Leader of Opposition in the Government of West Bengal. The rally, adorned with banners and cultural displays, showcased the diversity and unity of the people, transcending religious and cultural boundaries. Prime Minister Modi's message of harmony resonated through the vibrant event, emphasizing the importance of shared values. As the procession wound its way through the city, it became a visual spectacle, capturing the spirit of the celebration…

  • As the Ram Mandir is inaugurated with Hindu ritualistic ceremony in Ayodhya, a sense of excitement and celebrations has spread throughout India. Individuals have gathered in Ayodhya to witness this historic day. However, those who are unable to attend it in person have found ingenious ways to celebrate by organizing mass food distribution or visiting temple and dancing.

  • Just a few hours left for the Pran Pratistha of Ram in Ayodhya. One of the biggest festival, the world have ever seen. We can co relate the reality scenes of each and every day with the famous Ramayan serial years back. Bhajans, Kirtans , Ram Naam Sankirtan can be noticed in each and every place. Children dressed up as Ram, Sita and Hanuman were seen during celebrations in the National Capital Delhi.

  • Hindu devotee wearing PM Modi and Hindu deity Lord Ram printed Panjabi distributes free fruits in front of Ram Temple ahead of the grand opening in Ayodhya of a Ram temple. The consecration ceremony on Monday will show an idol of Lord Ram placed in the temple's inner sanctum and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alongside Hindu priests, will be in attendance.

  • Ayodhya, the north Indian city that marked the blooded rise of Hindu nationalism in India thirty years ago, is undergoing a multibillion-dollar revamp as the country gears for the opening of the grand temple, ‘Ram Mandir’.

  • People from different parts of India visited sacred Kali Temple of Hindu Goddess Kali at Kalighat area of Kolkata, West Bengal, India on their returning journey from Gangasagar Island of south 24pgs,west Bengal India during makar sankranti

  • Masjid Al-areesh, has a very special significance in Islam and among the Muslims all around. The mosque was built by Muslims on a site where Holy prophet (May peace and blessings be upon him) used to pitch his tent during the battle of badr.

  • Pilgrims attend the a holy dip amid dense fog at the confluence of River Ganges and the Bay of Bengal during 'Gangasagar Mela' on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti in Sagar Island, around 150 kms south of Kolkata.

  • Pilgrims take a holy dip amid dense fog at the confluence of River Ganges during 'Gangasagar Mela' on the occasion of the Hindu festival of Makar Sankranti in Kolkata.

  • Muslims attend the Haul Guru Sekumpul. Around 2.5 million Muslims from all over Indonesia gathered at the Ar-Raudha prayer room, Martapura. This is intended to commemorate the death of Muhammad Zaini Abdul Ghani Al-Banjari with prayer.

  • Celebrating San Mauro Abate with a procession on street city of Casoria in the province of Naples.

  • Sri Lankan street vendors arrange sugarcane plants, clay pots and palm leaf decorations for sale ahead of the Thai Pongal Hindu festival in Colombo.

  • More than 4 million people from all over India have come Kolkata to take part in India's 2nd largest fair at gangasagar island, South 24 Pgs, west bengal, on the day of makar Sonkranti( Pous Sonkranti) annually.

  • Hindu pilgrims are going to Gangasagar Mela at Sagar Island on the occasion of "Makar Sankranti".

  • Devotees eagerly make their way to Sagar Island, located 117 km from the Gangasagar Mela Transit Camp in Kolkata, as preparations intensify for the upcoming Makar Sankranti celebrations. The ancient Hindu festival, symbolizing the Sun's transition into the zodiac sign of Capricorn (Makara in Sanskrit), is slated for Monday, January 15, 2024. Pilgrims will converge at Gangasagar from Saturday, January 14th, to Sunday, January 15th, 2024, marking this auspicious occasion with spiritual fervor and traditional rituals.

  • An Aerial view of Kapilmuni Temple illuminated ahead of ''Makar Sankranti'' festival (commonly known as ''Gangasagar mela'') at Sagar Island, in the eastern Indian state of West Bengal, on January 12,2024. Thousands of Hindu pilgrims are preparing to take the annual holy dip at Gangasagar, where the Ganges River meets the Bay of Bengal, on the auspicious day of Makar Sankranti, which falls on January 14.

  • As the countdown to Makar Sankranti begins, the Gangasagar Mela transit camp in Kolkata witnesses a spectrum of emotions. Sadhus engage in serene prayers, pilgrims exude excitement, and devotees fervently perform rituals. Families bid tearful farewells, while logistical efforts intensify for a seamless transition. The atmosphere is a blend of spirituality, anticipation, and emotional connections as the Mela approaches on January 14th and 15th, 2024.

  • Rajasthan Chief Minister Bhajan Lal Sharma visits Pushkar.

  • Hindu devotees arrive ahead of the upcoming Hindu festival 'Gangasagar Mela' at a transit camp in Kolkata

  • The Gangasagar Transit Camp in Kolkata is witnessing a surge of anticipation as pilgrim arrives, their face aglow with excitement for the upcoming Makar Sankranti festival at the sacred Gangasagar. From Saturday, January 14th, to Sunday, January 15th, 2024, this devoted individual is part of a larger congregation converging at the transit camp, creating an atmosphere filled with spiritual fervor. As the pilgrimage season reaches its zenith, the transit camp plays a vital role as a pitstop for the lone pilgrim en route to Gangasagar, where the holy confluence of the Ganges and the Bay of Bengal awaits. Clad in traditional attire, the singular pilgrim is seen with a beaming face, reflecting both their spiritual dedication and the joyous anticipation…