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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)
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/
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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/
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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)
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)
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)
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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)
ITALY/
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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)
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
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)
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)
SPAIN/
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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)
BRAZIL/
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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)
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)
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)
GERMANY-EASTER/
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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)
POPE/
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April 18, 2014
Pope Francis lies prostrate as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Saint Peter's...
Vatican City, Vatican City
Pope Francis lies prostrate as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Saint Peter's...
Pope Francis lies prostrate as he prays during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican April 18, 2014. REUTERS/Stefano Rellandini (VATICAN - Tags: RELIGION)
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