Observations of Vesak, or Buddha Day, from several countries across Asia
Spiritual communication, alien reincarnation, Judeo-Christian doctrine, Egyptian symbolism, mysticism, and more are practiced and taught by this religious community in Vale do Amanhecer, just outside Brasilia, Brazil.
Images of Maslenitsa, a Slavic Shrovetide festival, as celebrated in Russia, Belarus, and Kyrgyzstan.
Images of the 15 tallest statues in the world as of today, plus five bonus photos of some more famous—if smaller—colossal monuments
In parts of Ukraine, Belarus, Poland, and Russia, an ancient pagan rite combined with a traditional Orthodox feast to become Ivan Kupala Night, a festival celebrating the summer solstice.
A look around the world at the traditions, ceremonies, food, and community of Ramadan 2018.
Church services, processions of hooded penitents, Easter egg hunts, Catholic passion plays, and more.
Images of Carnival season 2018, already underway, with celebrations in Brazil, Portugal, Hungary, Bolivia, Haiti, Spain, Italy, and more.
Earlier today, hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees in Manila gathered together and climbed over each other to touch a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ.
Christmas services and observances from China, Kenya, England, the U.S., India, Indonesia, Nigeria, Israel, France, and many more countries.
Images of Muslim Americans observing Eid al-Fitr and Ramadan this year in New York, Connecticut, California, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey
Christians around the world celebrating Holy Week and Easter
On January 9, hundreds of thousands of Catholic devotees in Manila, Philippines, took part in a barefoot procession lasting 22 hours, carrying a centuries-old icon of Jesus Christ through the streets.
Portraits and interviews with native Canadians abused within the government’s Indian Residential School system
As the holy month comes to a close, a look back at celebrations across the globe.
Ramadan, the Islamic month of fasting, began earlier this week, with the observation of the Hilal, or new moon.
Photographs of the Messiah Miracle Worship Center, a Southern storefront church the size of a two-door garage.
Church services, processions of hooded penitents, Easter eggs hunts, Catholic passion plays, and more.
For decades, low-caste Hindus in Chhattisgarh, India, tattoo the name of the Hindu god Ram on their bodies—acts of faith and defiance, saying “God is everywhere."
In a remote, mountainous area of China’s Garze Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture, the Bliss Dharma Assembly—the last of four annual assemblies of Tibetan Buddhists—took place at the end of October, at the Larung Wuming Buddhist Institute.
A series of photographs on Mecca and its surrounding area taken sometime around 1887 by the photographer Al Sayyid Abd al Ghaffar, compared with images from similar locations taken in 2015.
As popes frequently address large crowds in open-air settings, they—like everyone else—have to deal with capricious weather. Papal attire usually includes a skull cap and a small cape—both very susceptible to gusts of wind.
Photographs of Muslims around the world observing Ramadan this year
The feast of Corpus Christi is a festival where Catholics celebrate the presence of Jesus Christ in the Eucharist.
Scenes from above and below the water of the artistic swimmers at the 2019 World Aquatics Championships in South Korea
Images of some of the training, preparation, and daily life that occupied the Apollo 11 astronauts and their NASA support team in the months leading up to launch day
Hot birds in France, the Festival of the Trays in Portugal, kid “muggers” in Washington State, earthquake damage in California, a Melania Trump monument in Slovenia, bull festivals in Spain, and much more
The annual Fiesta de San Fermín, including the famous Running of the Bulls, began in Spain this week.