Thousands of Jewish worshipers gathered at the Western Wall in Jerusalem on Monday to attend a special 'Priestly Blessing' prayer during the holiday of Passover.
Haitian voodoo followers marked one of the holiest days of their religious calendar with a traditional ceremony on Easter Sunday in Port-au-Prince.
Catholic penitents in northern Philippines on Thursday flagellated themselves and carried wooden crosses in re-enacting the last hours of Jesus Christ.
Tens of thousands of locals packed Ueno park on Thursday as Tokyo's cherry blossom came into full bloom nearly nine days earlier than usual thanks to warmer weather.
A group of far-right Jewish activists gathered on Monday near Jerusalem's holiest site, known to Muslims as the Noble Sanctuary and to Jews as Temple Mount, to take part in the annual re-enactment of an ancient Passover sacrifice ceremony.
A crocodile is taking centre stage at a festival in Karachi celebrating the patron saint of Pakistan's Sheedi community
People in Kyoto turned up to the historic Shimogamo Shrine on Saturday to mark Girls' Day
The followers of the Jainism, in India, celebrate the kick-off of a religious festival in the region of Karnataka.
The annual flower carnival at Villefranche-sur-Mer in France involves a naval battle like no other!
People the world over take to the streets to celebrate the year of the dog.
Tibetans living in Xiaobawang Village of Danba County, southwest China's Sichuan Province, celebrated Tibetan New Year - Losar on Friday which also began the Spring Festival.
Annual Spring Festival lantern shows are being held across China in celebration of the Lunar Year of the Dog, which falls on Friday.
Thousands of performers paraded through the Sambadrome in Rio de Janeiro on Monday night.
Agoraphobic? This may be hard to watch.
Who brings the presents? Britain Father Christmas. France Le père Noël (Saint Nicolas in north-eastern France). Germany Baby Jesus. Greece Aghios
The events that motivated the holiday took place during turbulent times in Jewish history.
Amsterdam’s official Sinterklaas organization, the SSIA, believe the new “Chimney Piet” will make the Dutch tradition non-discriminatory for minority groups.
HRH Prince Charles has, on his mother's request, laid the annual remembrance wreath at The Cenotaph in London.
Warsaw sees 12 different marches as Independence Day brings rival claimants to Poland's political heritage onto the streets.
Tens of thousands of people gather in Mexico City for its annual zombie walk.
Doused in fake blood, wearing torn clothing and masks, the ‘zombies’
The 17th century victory over Polish-Lithuanian forces heralds the start of modern Russia, celebrated in Unity Day.