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Good Friday - 19 Apr 2014
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Images from around the world of Holy Week celebrations marking Good Friday.
PORTUGAL/
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April 18, 2014
Worshippers attend the re-enactment of the "Stations of the Cross" during a procession on Good Friday...
Ourem, Portugal
Worshippers attend the re-enactment of the "Stations of the Cross" during a procession on Good Friday...
Worshippers attend the re-enactment of the "Stations of the Cross" during a procession on Good Friday in Ourem, central Portugal April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Rafael Marchante (PORTUGAL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
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April 18, 2014
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in...
Rome, Italy
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in...
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of the Colosseum in Rome April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POPE/
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April 18, 2014
Pope Francis blesses at the end of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations...
Rome, Italy
Pope Francis blesses at the end of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations...
Pope Francis blesses at the end of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of the Colosseum in Rome April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Tony Gentile (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION)
POPE/
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April 18, 2014
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in...
Rome, Italy
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in...
Pope Francis attends the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of the Colosseum in Rome April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Alberto Pizzoli/Pool (ITALY)
ARGENTINA/
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April 19, 2014
A priest (L) takes confession from a woman as a man lies on the ground in front of the Virgen de Caacupe...
Buenos Aires, Argentina
A priest takes confession from a woman as a man lies on the ground in front of the Virgen de Caacupe...
A priest (L) takes confession from a woman as a man lies on the ground in front of the Virgen de Caacupe Catholic Church during Good Friday celebrations at Villa 21 slum in Buenos Aires April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Marcos Brindicci (ARGENTINA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
CHILE-FIRE/
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April 18, 2014
A man carries a crucifix during a re-enactment of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) during Good Friday...
Valparaiso, Chile
A man carries a crucifix during a re-enactment of the Via Crucis during Good Friday celebrations in Valparaiso...
A man carries a crucifix during a re-enactment of the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) during Good Friday celebrations in one of the affected areas after a fire burned several neighbourhoods in the hills in Valparaiso city, northwest of Santiago, April 18, 2014. Deadly forest fires in Valparaiso have killed at least 15 people, consumed 2,693 acres (1,090 hectares) and burned 2,900 homes, with 12,500 casualties. Fed by high temperatures and strong winds, the flames moved from forest areas at the top of the city on Saturday night and destroyed large swaths of predominantly low-income, wooden houses. REUTERS/Eliseo Fernandez (CHILE - Tags: SOCIETY DISASTER RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LT2R
April 18, 2014
An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshipper rests along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshipper rests along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's Old...
An Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshipper rests along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LT7I
April 18, 2014
A Christian worshipper from Ivory Coast pauses to pray during a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshipper from Ivory Coast pauses to pray during a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
A Christian worshipper from Ivory Coast pauses to pray during a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LTJ2
April 18, 2014
A Christian worshipper holds a cross as she takes part in a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshipper holds a cross as she takes part in a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
A Christian worshipper holds a cross as she takes part in a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
PARAGUAY/
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April 19, 2014
Catholics, holding up lit candles, participate in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession which...
SAN IGNACIO MISIONES, Paraguay
Catholics participate in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession which commemorates the crucifixion...
Catholics, holding up lit candles, participate in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday in Tanarandy, San Ignacio, in the province of Misiones April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
PARAGUAY/
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April 19, 2014
An actor takes part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession on an altar which Paraguayan artist...
SAN IGNACIO MISIONES, Paraguay
An actor takes part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession on an altar which Paraguayan artist...
An actor takes part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession on an altar which Paraguayan artist Koki Ruiz built with corn, pumpkin and coconut, during Good Friday in Tanarandy, San Ignacio, in the province of Misiones April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Jorge Adorno (PARAGUAY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
INDIA
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April 18, 2014
Catholic devotees pray during a Good Friday mass inside a church in New Delhi April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito...
New Delhi, India
Catholic devotees pray during a Good Friday mass inside a church in New Delhi
Catholic devotees pray during a Good Friday mass inside a church in New Delhi April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Anindito Mukherjee (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MALTA/
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April 18, 2014
A penitent adjusts his hood outside the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Rotunda...
Valletta, Malta
A penitent adjusts his hood outside the Rotunda of Mosta, before a Good Friday procession in Mosta
A penitent adjusts his hood outside the Church of the Assumption of Our Lady, commonly known as the Rotunda of Mosta, before a Good Friday procession in Mosta, outside Valletta, April 18, 2014. Several Easter processions take place all over the Maltese islands during Holy Week, drawing large numbers of visitors. REUTERS/Darrin Zammit Lupi (MALTA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
NIGERIA
RTR3LTTC
April 18, 2014
Catholic faithful pray during a procession re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday in Lagos...
Lagos, Nigeria
Catholic faithful pray during a procession re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday in Lagos...
Catholic faithful pray during a procession re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday in Lagos April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: RELIGION)
MEXICO/
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April 19, 2014
An actor depicting Jesus Christ (C) participates in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ...
Cancun, Mexico
Actors participate in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Cancun
An actor depicting Jesus Christ (C) participates in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ at Playa Delfines (Dolphin Beach) on Good Friday in Cancun, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Victor Ruiz Garcia (MEXICO - Tags: RELIGION)
PHILIPPINES
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April 18, 2014
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the...
Pampanga, Philippines
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the...
Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. Penitents are nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday which is the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES/
RTR3LRMB
April 18, 2014
Jelico Jibe, 57, grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ...
SAN MATIAS, Philippines
Jibe grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday...
Jelico Jibe, 57, grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Matias town, Pampanga province, north of Manila April 18, 2014. Penitents are nailed to wooden crosses on Good Friday which is the most extreme display of religious devotion in the Philippines, a predominantly Catholic country. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES-CRUCIFIXION/
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April 18, 2014
Two five-inch stainless steel nails pierce through the feet of a penitent during a Good Friday ritual...
Pampanga, Philippines
Two five-inch stainless steel nails pierce through the feet of a penitent during a Good Friday ritual...
Two five-inch stainless steel nails pierce through the feet of a penitent during a Good Friday ritual re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
INDIA
RTR3LSCR
April 18, 2014
A devotee playing the role of Jesus Christ carries a cross during a Good Friday procession in the northeastern...
Guwahati, India
Devotee playing the role of Jesus Christ carries a cross during a Good Friday procession in Guwahati
A devotee playing the role of Jesus Christ carries a cross during a Good Friday procession in the northeastern Indian city of Guwahati April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Utpal Baruah (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PHILIPPINES-CRUCIFIXION/
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April 18, 2014
Penitent Ruben Enaje (R), in his 28th year of crucifixion, is lowered from a wooden cross after re-enacting...
Pampanga, Philippines
Penitent Ruben Enaje is lowered from a wooden cross after re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ on Good...
Penitent Ruben Enaje (R), in his 28th year of crucifixion, is lowered from a wooden cross after re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014. Nearly 20 Filipinos and a Danish filmmaker were nailed to crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Christ on Good Friday, a practice the Roman Catholic Church frowns upon as a distortion of the Easter message. REUTERS/Erik De Castro (PHILIPPINES - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
KENYA
RTR3LSIF
April 18, 2014
A Christian worshipper re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ along a street in Kenya's capital Nairobi...
Nairobi, Kenya
Christian worshipper re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ along a street in Kenya's capital Nairobi...
A Christian worshipper re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ along a street in Kenya's capital Nairobi April 18, 2014. This long standing tradition is celebrated by a large majority of Roman Catholic Christians from the Orthodox Church, along with Catholic believers. REUTERS/Noor Khamis (KENYA - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
GERMANY-EASTER/
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April 18, 2014
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment...
Bensheim, Germany
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment...
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, April 18, 2014. Thousands of spectators watched the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 laity actors. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
GERMANY/
RTR3LSNL
April 18, 2014
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment...
Bensheim, Germany
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment...
Members of the Italian community practise carrying their crosses before they take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, April 18, 2014. Thousands of spectators watched the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 laity actors. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
GERMANY-EASTER/
RTR3LSMP
April 18, 2014
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Bensheim, Germany
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, April 18, 2014. Thousands of spectators watched the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 laity actors. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
GERMANY-EASTER/
RTR3LSPB
April 18, 2014
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Bensheim, Germany
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, April 18, 2014. Thousands of spectators watched the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 laity actors. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
GERMANY/
RTR3LSOB
April 18, 2014
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Bensheim, Germany
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good...
Members of the Italian community take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Bensheim, southwest of Frankfurt, April 18, 2014. Thousands of spectators watched the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 laity actors. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Kai Pfaffenbach (GERMANY - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
CROATIA/
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April 18, 2014
Luka Belic (C) prays with friends and relatives in a church in Vrboska, on Hvar island, April 18, 2014....
VRBOSKA, Croatia
Luka Belic prays with friends and relatives in a church in Vrboska, on Hvar island
Luka Belic (C) prays with friends and relatives in a church in Vrboska, on Hvar island, April 18, 2014. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place every Maundy Thursday before Easter on the Croatian island of Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders. This year's Cross-bearer Luka has waited for over 20 years for his turn to carry the 10-kg (22 lbs) Cross along a 25-km (16-mile) route passing through six villages. In each village, Luka would stop in the local church to pray together with the rest of the procession. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic (CROATIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
CROATIA/
RTR3LSIE
April 18, 2014
People holding lanterns take a rest during the "Za Krizem" procession on Hvar island, April 18, 2014....
JELSA, Croatia
People holding lanterns take a rest during the "Za Krizem" procession on Hvar island
People holding lanterns take a rest during the "Za Krizem" procession on Hvar island, April 18, 2014. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place every Maundy Thursday before Easter on the Croatian island of Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders. This year's Cross-bearer Luka has waited for over 20 years for his turn to carry the 10-kg (22 lbs) Cross along a 25-km (16-mile) route passing through six villages. In each village, Luka would stop in the local church to pray together with the rest of the procession. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic (CROATIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
CROATIA/
RTR3LSOK
April 18, 2014
People carry lanterns during the procession "Za Krizem" in Vrboska, on Hvar island, April 18, 2014. "Za...
VRBOSKA, Croatia
People carry lanterns during the procession "Za Krizem" in Vrboska, on Hvar island
People carry lanterns during the procession "Za Krizem" in Vrboska, on Hvar island, April 18, 2014. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place every Maundy Thursday before Easter on the Croatian island of Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders. This year's Cross-bearer Luka has waited for over 20 years for his turn to carry the 10-kg (22 lbs) Cross along a 25-km (16-mile) route passing through six villages. In each village, Luka would stop in the local church to pray together with the rest of the procession. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic (CROATIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
CROATIA/
RTR3LSOY
April 18, 2014
People carry lanterns during the "Za Krizem" procession between the villages of Vrboskaaand Jelsa, on...
JELSA, Croatia
People carry lanterns during the "Za Krizem" procession between the villages of Vrboskaaand Jelsa, on...
People carry lanterns during the "Za Krizem" procession between the villages of Vrboskaaand Jelsa, on Hvar island, April 18, 2014. "Za Krizen" is a night procession that takes place every Maundy Thursday before Easter on the Croatian island of Hvar. The procession, which has been held for five centuries, is a unique ceremony marked by solemn piety and serves as an important expression of religious and cultural identity of Hvar islanders. This year's Cross-bearer Luka has waited for over 20 years for his turn to carry the 10-kg (22 lbs) Cross along a 25-km (16-mile) route passing through six villages. In each village, Luka would stop in the local church to pray together with the rest of the procession. REUTERS/Antonio Bronic (CROATIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
BRITAIN/
RTR3LSRT
April 18, 2014
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross...
HOLY ISLAND, United Kingdom
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross...
Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying crosses during the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island in Northumbria, northern England April 18, 2014. For more than thirty years Christians have taken part in the pilgrimage to Holy Island, walking through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders, during Holy Week. REUTERS/Nigel Roddis (BRITAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY/
RTR3LSX1
April 18, 2014
Penitents called battenti, or beaters, kneel in front of a chapel as they hit their legs with a "cardillo"...
Verbicaro, Italy
Penitents called battenti, or beaters, kneel in front of a chapel as they hit their legs with a "cardillo"...
Penitents called battenti, or beaters, kneel in front of a chapel as they hit their legs with a "cardillo" (a cork with attached pieces of glass) during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy April 17, 2014. The bleeding penitents walk in groups of three through the streets and stop in front of all churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ's death. Picture taken April 17, 2014.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ITALY/
RTR3LSXU
April 18, 2014
The blood-covered leg of a penitent is seen during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro,...
Verbicaro, Italy
Blood-covered leg of a penitent is seen during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro...
The blood-covered leg of a penitent is seen during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy April 18, 2014. The bleeding penitents walk in groups of three through the streets and stop in front of all churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ's death.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ITALY/
RTR3LSZ0
April 18, 2014
The bloody handprints of penitents called battenti, or beaters, are seen on a wall during a procession...
Verbicaro, Italy
Bloody handprints of penitents called battenti, or beaters, are seen on a wall during a procession through...
The bloody handprints of penitents called battenti, or beaters, are seen on a wall during a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy April 18, 2014. The bleeding penitents walk in groups of three through the streets and stop in front of all the churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ's death.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SPAIN/
RTR3LSYO
April 18, 2014
Maria Esteban, 32, wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before...
Malaga, Spain
Maria Esteban wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before taking...
Maria Esteban, 32, wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before taking part in the "Misericordia" brotherhood procession during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain late April 17, 2014. Hundreds of Easter processions take place round-the-clock during Holy Week in Spain, drawing thousands of visitors. Picture taken April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
SPAIN/
RTR3LSYR
April 18, 2014
Maria Esteban, 32, wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before...
Malaga, Spain
Maria Esteban wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before taking...
Maria Esteban, 32, wearing a traditional mantilla dress, looks on as she waits inside a church before taking part in the "Misericordia" brotherhood procession during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain late April 17, 2014. Hundreds of Easter processions take place round-the-clock during Holy Week in Spain, drawing thousands of visitors. Picture taken April 17, 2014. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
SPAIN/
RTR3LTJN
April 18, 2014
Penitents walk next to beach-goers on Valencia's beach during a procession to pray for those who died...
Valencia, Spain
Penitents walk next to beach-goers on Valencia's beach during a procession to pray for those who died...
Penitents walk next to beach-goers on Valencia's beach during a procession to pray for those who died in the sea, April 18, 2014. Hundreds of Easter processions take place round-the-clock during Holy Week in Spain, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Heino Kalis (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ITALY/
RTR3LSZ4
April 18, 2014
Penitents wait before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern...
Verbicaro, Italy
Penitents wait before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro
Penitents wait before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy April 18, 2014. The bleeding penitents walk in groups of three through the streets and stop in front of all churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ's death.
REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION)
ITALY/
RTR3LSZJ
April 18, 2014
A penitent waits before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern...
Verbicaro, Italy
Penitent waits before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern...
A penitent waits before taking part in a procession through the streets in the town of Verbicaro, southern Italy April 18, 2014. The bleeding penitents walk in groups of three through the streets and stop in front of all churches and chapels in the town. The tradition began in the thirteenth century and serves as penitence for Christ's death. REUTERS/Alessandro Bianchi (ITALY - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LT2B
April 18, 2014
Worshippers are silhouetted during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week...
Jerusalem, Israel
Worshippers are silhouetted during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's...
Worshippers are silhouetted during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LT5Z
April 18, 2014
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
Jerusalem, Israel
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
Ethiopian Orthodox Christian worshippers take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
RTR3LTB9
April 18, 2014
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they take part in a procession along Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Finbarr O'Reilly (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BRAZIL/
RTR3LTBT
April 18, 2014
Catholic devotees attend a procession at the Cruzeiro mountain to mark Good Friday in Goncalves, in the...
GONCALVES, Brazil
Catholic devotees attend a procession at the Cruzeiro mountain to mark Good Friday in Goncalves
Catholic devotees attend a procession at the Cruzeiro mountain to mark Good Friday in Goncalves, in the state of Minas Gerais in southwestern Brazil, April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Paulo Whitaker (BRAZIL - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
FRANCE/
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April 18, 2014
Pilgrims attend the annual Good Friday "Stations of the Cross" procession at the Champs de Mars near...
Paris, France
Pilgrims attend the annual Good Friday "Stations of the Cross" procession at the Champs de Mars near...
Pilgrims attend the annual Good Friday "Stations of the Cross" procession at the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Benoit Tessier (FRANCE - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
POLAND/
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April 18, 2014
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday...
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday...
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, near Krakow, southern Poland April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
POLAND/
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April 18, 2014
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday...
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday...
An actor playing Jesus Christ carries a Cross in a procession of the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, near Krakow, southern Poland April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
POLAND/
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April 18, 2014
Polish devotees play out the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska...
Kalwaria Zebrzydowska, Poland
Polish devotees play out the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska,...
Polish devotees play out the Way of the Cross on Good Friday at the Sanctuary of Kalwaria Zebrzydowska near Krakow, southern Poland April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Kacper Pempel (POLAND - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
GREECE/
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April 18, 2014
Orthodox faithful pray in front of a crucifix on Good Friday at Penteli monastery, north of Athens April...
Athens, Greece
Orthodox faithful pray in front of a crucifix on Good Friday at Penteli monastery, north of Athens
Orthodox faithful pray in front of a crucifix on Good Friday at Penteli monastery, north of Athens April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos Karahalis (GREECE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
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April 18, 2014
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they wait before the start of a procession along the Via Dolorosa...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they wait before the start of a procession along the Via Dolorosa...
Christian worshippers hold crosses as they wait before the start of a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
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April 18, 2014
Christian worshippers hold crosses during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshippers hold crosses during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's...
Christian worshippers hold crosses during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
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April 18, 2014
Christian worshippers carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshippers carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's...
Christian worshippers carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
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April 18, 2014
A man playing the role of Jesus carries a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
Jerusalem, Israel
A man playing the role of Jesus carries a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday...
A man playing the role of Jesus carries a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week, in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
ISRAEL-PALESTINIAN/
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April 18, 2014
Christian worshippers lock arms during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy...
Jerusalem, Israel
Christian worshippers lock arms during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday in Jerusalem's...
Christian worshippers lock arms during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
LEBANON/
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April 18, 2014
Serbian and Spanish U.N. peacekeepers carry a cross with a Jesus Christ statue during a Good Friday ceremony...
Marjayoun, Syria
Serbian and Spanish U.N. peacekeepers carry a cross with a Jesus Christ statue during a Good Friday ceremony...
Serbian and Spanish U.N. peacekeepers carry a cross with a Jesus Christ statue during a Good Friday ceremony in Kalayaa, Marjayoun countryside in south Lebanon April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Karamallha Daher (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION MILITARY)
LEBANON/
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April 18, 2014
Lebanese Christians take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday beside...
JOUNIEH, Lebanon
Lebanese Christians take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday beside...
Lebanese Christians take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday beside Mar Joseph Chruch, Dhour Sarba April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Sharif Karim (LEBANON - Tags: RELIGION)
INDIA/
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April 18, 2014
A Catholic devotee touches a statue of Jesus Christ to get blessings during Good Friday prayers at a...
Chennai, India
A Catholic devotee touches a statue of Jesus Christ to get blessings during Good Friday prayers at a...
A Catholic devotee touches a statue of Jesus Christ to get blessings during Good Friday prayers at a church in the southern Indian city of Chennai April 18,2014 REUTERS/Babu (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION)
BRITAIN
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April 18, 2014
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ, with other actors playing Roman soldiers in the...
London, United Kingdom
Actor Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ, with other actors playing Roman soldiers in the "Passion...
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ, with other actors playing Roman soldiers in the "Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square" at Trafalgar Square in London April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT)
BRITAIN
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April 18, 2014
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ in the "Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square" at...
London, United Kingdom
Actor Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ in the "Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square" at Trafalgar...
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ in the "Passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square" at Trafalgar Square in London April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT SOCIETY)
BRITAIN
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April 18, 2014
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (C) performs as Jesus Christ, with other actors playing Roman soldiers in...
London, United Kingdom
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore performs as Jesus Christ in the "Passion of Jesus" in Trafalgar Square in...
Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (C) performs as Jesus Christ, with other actors playing Roman soldiers in the "Passion of Jesus" in Trafalgar Square in London April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Luke MacGregor (BRITAIN - Tags: RELIGION ENTERTAINMENT)
NIGERIA
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April 18, 2014
A catholic faithful dressed as a guard attends a procession re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ, on...
Lagos, Nigeria
A catholic faithful dressed as guard attends procession re-enacting death of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday...
A catholic faithful dressed as a guard attends a procession re-enacting the death of Jesus Christ, on Good Friday in Lagos April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Akintunde Akinleye (NIGERIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
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