Easter celebrations across the world

Apr 18, 2014, 12:45 PM IST
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Christian devotees pray outside the St. Joseph Cathedral on Good Friday in Allahabad.

Christian devotees pray outside the St. Joseph Cathedral on Good Friday in Allahabad.

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A Christian devotee holds onto a prayer book during Good Friday mass at the St. Joseph cathedral in Allahabad.

A Christian devotee holds onto a prayer book during Good Friday mass at the St. Joseph cathedral in Allahabad.

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A Christian devotee carries a huge wooden cross as he participates in Good Friday procession at the St. Joseph cathedral in Allahabad.

A Christian devotee carries a huge wooden cross as he participates in Good Friday procession at the St. Joseph cathedral in Allahabad.

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A Catholic woman touches her fractured hand in the belief that it will heal as she stands in front of a portrait of Mother Mary and Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kolkata.

A Catholic woman touches her fractured hand in the belief that it will heal as she stands in front of a portrait of Mother Mary and Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kolkata.

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A Christian woman touches a huge cross as she prays on Good Friday in Kolkata.

A Christian woman touches a huge cross as she prays on Good Friday in Kolkata.

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Christian devotees carry a huge wooden cross as they participate in Good Friday procession in Kolkata.

Christian devotees carry a huge wooden cross as they participate in Good Friday procession in Kolkata.

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Catholic nuns of Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray during Good Friday Mass at a church in Kolkata.

Catholic nuns of Missionaries of Charity, the order founded by Mother Teresa, pray during Good Friday Mass at a church in Kolkata.

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Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines.

Danish national Lasse Spang Olsen, a 48-year-old filmmaker, grimaces as he is nailed to a cross to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in San Juan village, Pampanga province, northern Philippines.

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Christian devotees pray on Good Friday in Jammu.

Christian devotees pray on Good Friday in Jammu.

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A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Mumbai.

A Christian devotee re-enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Mumbai.

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Worshippers perform the Stations of the Cross during the celebrations of the Holy Week in Ourem, Portugal.

Worshippers perform the Stations of the Cross during the celebrations of the Holy Week in Ourem, Portugal.

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A man walks with a crucifix along with the faithful as they participate in the Way of the Cross on Good Friday in Montreal.

A man walks with a crucifix along with the faithful as they participate in the Way of the Cross on Good Friday in Montreal.

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Fabio Gesufatto portrays Jesus as he is set upon by Roman Guards during the Good Friday procession in Toronto`s Little Italy neighbourhood.

Fabio Gesufatto portrays Jesus as he is set upon by Roman Guards during the Good Friday procession in Toronto`s Little Italy neighbourhood.

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Jose Nina, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, in downtown San Antonio. More than 100 actors take part in the Good Friday tradition.

Jose Nina, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, in downtown San Antonio. More than 100 actors take part in the Good Friday tradition.

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Ten-year olds Kaitlynn Tran of Chicago, and Michael Ramirez of Aurora, Ill., right, gather plastic eggs floating in the Peoria AquaPlex pool during an underwater egg hunt in Peoria, Ill.

Ten-year olds Kaitlynn Tran of Chicago, and Michael Ramirez of Aurora, Ill., right, gather plastic eggs floating in the Peoria AquaPlex pool during an underwater egg hunt in Peoria, Ill.

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Britain`s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, walks with The Most Reverend Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, right, following an Easter Sunday service at St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney.

Britain`s Kate, the Duchess of Cambridge, center, walks with The Most Reverend Glenn Davies, Archbishop of Sydney, right, following an Easter Sunday service at St. Andrews Cathedral in Sydney.

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Pope Francis holds the Holy Gospel as he celebrates the Easter vigil service in St. Peter`s Basilica, at the Vatican.

Pope Francis holds the Holy Gospel as he celebrates the Easter vigil service in St. Peter`s Basilica, at the Vatican.

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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, and his wife Svetlana attend the Easter service in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev, left, and his wife Svetlana attend the Easter service in Christ the Savior Cathedral in Moscow, Russia.

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Ukrainian Orthodox believers, lights candles with fire which was delivered to the Ukrainian capital from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem`s Old City, traditionally believed to be the burial place of Jesus Christ, after the ceremony of the Holy Fire, during the Easter service in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra church (Cave Monastery) in Kiev.

Ukrainian Orthodox believers, lights candles with fire which was delivered to the Ukrainian capital from the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem`s Old City, traditionally believed to be the burial place of Jesus Christ, after the ceremony of the Holy Fire, during the Easter service in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra church (Cave Monastery) in Kiev.

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A youngster gets an enthusiastic hug from first lady Michelle Obama after she read to a group of children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

A youngster gets an enthusiastic hug from first lady Michelle Obama after she read to a group of children during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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President Barack Obama plays tennis during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, on the tennis court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

President Barack Obama plays tennis during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll, on the tennis court on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington.

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First lady Michelle Obama hosts a healthful recipes demonstration with, chef Marc Murphy, and Cameron Boyce and Peyton List from the Disney Channel show `Jessie,` during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

First lady Michelle Obama hosts a healthful recipes demonstration with, chef Marc Murphy, and Cameron Boyce and Peyton List from the Disney Channel show `Jessie,` during the annual White House Easter Egg Roll.

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