Cooks tend to the tandoors as they prepare dinner for supporters of Pakistan's largest Islamic group, Jamat-e-Islami, before their arrival for an annual gathering. About 500,000 people are expected to attend the three-day congregation.
A magic touch
Romanian Orthodox priests carry a coffin carrying sacred remains at the Romanian Patriarchy during celebrations of St. Dimitrie Basarabov, the patron saint of Bucharest. Worshipers turned up in larger numbers this year as the Patriarchy also brought remains of St. Paul from a monastery in Greece. Thousands lined up for hours to touch the remains of the saint, hoping for healing or a change in fortune.