In pictures: Faith Through A Lens

image copyrightSimon Hathaway
image captionThe Gathering, Simon Hathaway’s photograph of men preparing for worship at Lalibela, in Ethiopia, has won this year's Faith Through A Lens competition. The photographer was praised by the judges for capturing a unique moment and for his fantastic framing and use of natural light.
image copyrightSanjay Gupta
image captionSanjay Gupta's picture Running Late, taken during Semana Santa, holy week, in Seville, Spain, was highly commended by the judges, led by photojournalist Don McCullin.
image copyrightRichard Hainsworth
image captionShowing Buddhist believers hanging prayer flags at a mountain pass in Tibet, Richard Hainsworth's Prayers in the Wind was also highly commended.
image copyrightSarah Collins
image captionSarah Collins's In Pilgrims' Footsteps traces the steps of pilgrims through the years on the Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
image copyrightShahed Saleem
image captionHouse Proud by Shahed Saleem depicts Mr Miah, who keeps his local mosque clean and tidy.
image copyrightPaul Thwaites
image captionPaul Thwaites's A Moment’s Distraction shows a novice monk among his fellow devotees at prayer in a remote monastery near Hsipaw, eastern Myanmar, also known as Burma.
image copyrightKaren Pugh
image captionKaren Pugh's Easter in Alicante captures the atmosphere of the moment.
image copyrightJason Pemberton
image captionJason Pemberton's Golden Offering shows a man taking a ritual bath in the Ganges during a winter sunrise.
image copyrightFrancis Chua
image caption"I was really impressed by the youth. I even had goose bumps seeing them, how they gave praise and worship to the Lord Almighty," said Francis Chua of her picture Youth at Praise.
image copyrightDavid P Stocks
image captionDavid P Stocks's Walk of Faith shows a lone priest outside Wells Cathedral.

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