Worshippers

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A woman touches a reliquary containing a tiny piece of cloth with a drop of blood of the late Pope John Paul II during a mass in Obertshausen, just southeast of Frankfurt, July 28. The rare ceremony was attended by hundreds of worshippers. John Paul II was declared a saint of the Roman Catholic church earlier this year.

A Dark Exhibition

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Visitors at an exhibition by Martin Parr and Wassink Lundgren named “The Chinese Photobook” as part of the annual Recontres d’Arles photo festival in Arles, southern France, July 15. Rooms in an office block were dimly lit in red light. Visitors were given torches to view hundreds of photobooks on display.