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Celebrating Holy Week

Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez

Catholics take part in the Procession of Silence on Good Friday during Holy Week in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. REUTERS/Jose Luis Gonzalez
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Palestinian Christians attend a service on Easter Sunday at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian Christians attend a service on Easter Sunday at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem

Palestinian Christians attend a service on Easter Sunday at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem
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Worshipers pray during Easter prayers at a Legio Maria African Mission Church in Kibera slum in Nairobi,  Kenya. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Worshipers pray during Easter prayers at a Legio Maria African Mission Church in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic

Worshipers pray during Easter prayers at a Legio Maria African Mission Church in Kibera slum in Nairobi, Kenya. REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic
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Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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Pope Francis holds a candle as he leads the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis holds a candle as he leads the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini

Pope Francis holds a candle as he leads the Easter vigil mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini
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Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood wait outside their brotherhood house before the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood wait outside their brotherhood house before the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern...more

Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood wait outside their brotherhood house before the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A Catholic priest conducts a service on Easter Eve in the village of Ragotna, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest conducts a service on Easter Eve in the village of Ragotna, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest conducts a service on Easter Eve in the village of Ragotna, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Chinese Catholics attend the Easter Vigil at a Catholic church in Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese Catholics attend the Easter Vigil at a Catholic church in Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Aly Song

Chinese Catholics attend the Easter Vigil at a Catholic church in Shanghai, China. REUTERS/Aly Song
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Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi

Pope Francis arrives to lead the Easter Mass at St. Peter's Square at the Vatican. REUTERS/Max Rossi
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Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay

Actor James Burke-Dunsmore playing Jesus performs in The Passion of Jesus at Trafalgar Square in London. REUTERS/Hannah McKay
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People walk with their dog during a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage as part of Holy Week activities on the hill leading to Laferla Cross, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on Maundy Thursday outside the village of Siggiewi, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

People walk with their dog during a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage as part of Holy Week activities on the hill leading to Laferla Cross, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on Maundy Thursday outside the village of Siggiewi, Malta....more

People walk with their dog during a Seven Churches Visitation pilgrimage as part of Holy Week activities on the hill leading to Laferla Cross, the highest point on the Maltese islands, on Maundy Thursday outside the village of Siggiewi, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A Penitent takes part in the "Nuestro Padre Jesus del Gran Poder y Maria Santisima de la Esperanza Macarena" Holy Week procession in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

A Penitent takes part in the "Nuestro Padre Jesus del Gran Poder y Maria Santisima de la Esperanza Macarena" Holy Week procession in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

A Penitent takes part in the "Nuestro Padre Jesus del Gran Poder y Maria Santisima de la Esperanza Macarena" Holy Week procession in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Javier Barbancho
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A Catholic priest conducts a service on the eve of Easter Sunday in the village of Zhykhi, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest conducts a service on the eve of Easter Sunday in the village of Zhykhi, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko

A Catholic priest conducts a service on the eve of Easter Sunday in the village of Zhykhi, Belarus. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko
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Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood carry floats bearing the statue of Jesus Christ (R) and the Virgin (L), inside their brotherhood house, after the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood carry floats bearing the statue of Jesus Christ (R) and the Virgin (L), inside their brotherhood house, after the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets...more

Penitents of "Santo Entierro" brotherhood carry floats bearing the statue of Jesus Christ (R) and the Virgin (L), inside their brotherhood house, after the governing body of the brotherhood decided that penance could not be carried out in the streets due to rain, during Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Spanish legionnaires carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, performs the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during Holy Week. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, performs the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during Holy Week. REUTERS/Corinna Kern

Archbishop Pierbattista Pizzaballa, Apostolic Administrator of the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, performs the Catholic Washing of the Feet ceremony in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City during Holy Week. REUTERS/Corinna Kern
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A dog named Golfa, dressed in a Spanish legionnaire costume, is seen after Spanish legionnaires carried a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

A dog named Golfa, dressed in a Spanish legionnaire costume, is seen after Spanish legionnaires carried a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, southern...more

A dog named Golfa, dressed in a Spanish legionnaire costume, is seen after Spanish legionnaires carried a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony ahead of the Mena brotherhood procession during Holy Week, in Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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Penitents take part in the Procession del Nazareno as Easter processions take place throughout Spain during Holy Week, in Bilbao, Spain. REUTERS/Vincent West

Penitents take part in the Procession del Nazareno as Easter processions take place throughout Spain during Holy Week, in Bilbao, Spain. REUTERS/Vincent West

Penitents take part in the Procession del Nazareno as Easter processions take place throughout Spain during Holy Week, in Bilbao, Spain. REUTERS/Vincent West
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Pope Francis kisses the foot of an inmate at the Regina Coeli prison during the Holy Thursday celebration in Rome, Italy. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis kisses the foot of an inmate at the Regina Coeli prison during the Holy Thursday celebration in Rome, Italy. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS

Pope Francis kisses the foot of an inmate at the Regina Coeli prison during the Holy Thursday celebration in Rome, Italy. Osservatore Romano/Handout via REUTERS
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An actor, portraying Mary, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An actor, portraying Mary, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta....more

An actor, portraying Mary, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A penitent is seen before taking part in the "Procession del Prendimiento" of the students brotherhood in Oviedo, Spain. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A penitent is seen before taking part in the "Procession del Prendimiento" of the students brotherhood in Oviedo, Spain. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso

A penitent is seen before taking part in the "Procession del Prendimiento" of the students brotherhood in Oviedo, Spain. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso
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Penitents line up in the yard of a school before taking part in the procession of "El Cautivo" brotherhood during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Penitents line up in the yard of a school before taking part in the procession of "El Cautivo" brotherhood during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Penitents line up in the yard of a school before taking part in the procession of "El Cautivo" brotherhood during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A man dressed as a demon whips a resident during a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religius activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man dressed as a demon whips a resident during a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religius activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man dressed as a demon whips a resident during a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religius activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Men dressed as demons participate in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Men dressed as demons participate in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

Men dressed as demons participate in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Costaleros of "Los Gitanos" brotherhood, (men who carry floats bearing the statue of Christ or the Virgin), traditionally known as "paso", take part in a procession during the Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Costaleros of "Los Gitanos" brotherhood, (men who carry floats bearing the statue of Christ or the Virgin), traditionally known as "paso", take part in a procession during the Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca

Costaleros of "Los Gitanos" brotherhood, (men who carry floats bearing the statue of Christ or the Virgin), traditionally known as "paso", take part in a procession during the Holy Week in Ronda, near Malaga, southern Spain. REUTERS/Jon Nazca
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A man dressed as Jesus Christ participates in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man dressed as Jesus Christ participates in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas

A man dressed as Jesus Christ participates in a ceremony known as Los Talciguines, as part of religious activities to mark the start of the Holy Week in Texistepeque, El Salvador. REUTERS/Jose Cabezas
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Residents on a motorcycle ride past a penitent called "Morion" during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents on a motorcycle ride past a penitent called "Morion" during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

Residents on a motorcycle ride past a penitent called "Morion" during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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Penitents of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Penitents of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina

Penitents of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood wait for the start of the procession during Holy Week in Madrid, Spain. REUTERS/Juan Medina
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An actor, portraying Jesus Christ, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi

An actor, portraying Jesus Christ, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta....more

An actor, portraying Jesus Christ, takes part in the interactive street-theatre Passion play "Il-Mixja" (The Way), one of a series of Holy Week activities in the run-up to Easter, in the grounds of Mount Carmel Mental Hospital in Attard, Malta. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi
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A penitent called "Morion" greets residents during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A penitent called "Morion" greets residents during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

A penitent called "Morion" greets residents during the start of Holy Week celebrations in Pola Oriental Mindoro in Philippines. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
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