(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression around the world. This week’s photo selection includes both Sikh and Orthodox Christian pilgrimages, South Korean entrance exams and more.

A man wearing a crown of thorns holds a wooden cross while attending a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Braving wintry weather and new coronavirus fears, several hundred Orthodox Christian believers gathered outside a cave in eastern Romania where St. Andrew is said to have lived and preached in the 1st century. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

People kneel in the grass during an outdoor religious service celebrating St. Andrew, in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Braving wintry weather and the new coronavirus fears, several hundred Orthodox Christian believers gathered outside a cave in eastern Romania where St. Andrew is said to have lived and preached in the 1st century. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Archbishop of Tomis, Teodosie, center, leads a religious service celebrating St. Andrew in the village of Ion Corvin, eastern Romania, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)

Workers arrange lanterns on a tree to celebrate the upcoming New Year at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Sikh pilgrims attend a religious festival to celebrate the birth anniversary of their spiritual leader, Baba Guru Nanak Dev, at Nankana Sahib, near Lahore, Pakistan, Monday, Nov. 30, 2020. Thousands of pilgrims from various countries arrived in Pakistan to participate in a three-day festival to celebrate the 551st birth anniversary of the founder of the Sikh religion. (AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary)

Ultra-orthodox Jewish men gather around the body of Rabbi Aharon David Hadash, the spiritual leader of the Mir Yeshiva, a prominent religious seminary, during his funeral in Jerusalem, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. The mass ceremony took place despite coronavirus restrictions limiting the size of funerals. Hadash, who was 90, was hospitalized two months ago after he tested positive for COVID-19. (AP Photo/Oded Balilty)

A woman hangs on a paper note to wish for her child’s success in the college entrance exams at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Parents place candles during a special service to wish for their children’s success in college entrance exams at the Jogyesa Buddhist temple in Seoul, South Korea, Thursday, Dec. 3, 2020. Hundreds of thousands of masked students in South Korea, including dozens of confirmed COVID-19 patients, took the highly competitive university entrance exam Thursday despite a viral resurgence that forced authorities to toughen social distancing rules. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)

Indian activists and others hold placards at a demonstration against a recently approved legislation in the country’s most populous state of Uttar Pradesh, during a protest in Bengaluru, India, Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. India’s ruling Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party approved the legislation last month that lays out a prison term of up to 10 years for anyone found guilty of using marriage to force someone to change religion. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi)

The Rev. Gordon Miller holds rattlesnakes during Church of God revival service in Euharlee, Georgia, circa 1946. Miller told the crowd, “The word of God says, ‘In my name they shall cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues; they shall take up serpents, and if they drink any deadly thing it shall not hurt them…’” RNS archive photo by Bill Wilson. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

A boys choir from Our Lady of Mercy Church, in the Bronx, sings Christmas carols for sick and disabled patients at Veterans Hospital in New York City, on Dec. 24, 1948. RNS archive photo. Photo courtesy of the Presbyterian Historical Society

Kit Doyle – religionnews.com

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