The Astoria neighborhood in Queens, New York, is home to thousands of Egyptian Americans and other groups.
Friday is the holiest day in the Muslim week, and many residents of the Little Egypt neighborhood of Astoria Queens took the day off to try to relax from the work week. For some, that meant more time at a crowded local mosque, where they listened to sermons.
The bloodshed in Egypt weighed heavily on the minds of many people. This past week, the Egyptian army stormed sit-ins by the Muslim Brotherhood, killing hundreds of protesters and wounding thousands.