Wednesday 4 March 2015

In Pictures: Holy Week events in Europe

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Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents take part in the procession of the "Santisimo Cristo de la Paciencia" brotherhood in Santiago de Compostela, northern Spain April 15, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter.
A penitent takes part in the procession of the "Santisimo Cristo de la Paciencia" brotherhood in Santiago de Compostela, northern Spain April 15, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter.
A "Costalero" from "La Sangre" brotherhood takes part during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, southern Spain, Spain, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents from "La Sangre" brotherhood take part during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, southern Spain, Spain, Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Actors take part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross), which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Holy Week celebrations in Bucharest April 15, 2014. Romania's Christian Orthodox majority will celebrate Easter on April 20 together with Catholic believers.
Penitent looks on before the procession of "La Sangre" brotherhood during Holy Week in Cordoba, southern Spain, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.
Members of the Berri Otxoak social pressure group dressed as penitents enact a parody of a Holy Week procession, carrying a wreath reading "RIP. The Cross Of Social Services Cuts" in front of the Basque regional government buildings in Bilbao, April 15, 2014.
Penitents talk before the procession of "La Sangre" brotherhood during Holy Week in Cordoba, southern Spain, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors.
A child cries as penitents from 'Jesus en su Tercera Caída' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents of the San Gonzalo brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, April 14, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. Picture taken April 14, 2014.
Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
Penitents from 'Cristo de la Buena Muerte' or 'Good Dead Christ' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, on the early hours of Tuesday, April 15, 2014. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

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