Tuesday 27 January 2015

Easter around the world

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A girl carries a cross as she walks past one of the Stations of the Cross while doing the "Visita Iglesia", a traditional custom of visiting one, seven, or 14 churches and praying on Maundy Thursday, at a church in Quezon City in Metro Manila March 28, 2013. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter. 
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A girl carries a cross as she walks past one of the Stations of the Cross while doing the "Visita Iglesia", a traditional custom of visiting one, seven, or 14 churches and praying on Maundy Thursday, at a church in Quezon City in Metro Manila, Philippines
Pope Francis kisses the foot of a prisoner at Casal del Marmo youth prison in Rome. Two young women were among 12 people whose feet Pope Francis washed and kissed at a traditional ceremony in a Rome youth prison on Holy Thursday, the first time a pontiff has included females in the rite.
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
A Chimpanzee with an Easter egg at Blair Drummond Safari Park in Stirling
Ruben Enaje, 52, who is portraying Jesus Christ for the 27th time, is raised on a wooden cross by a group of men playing Roman soldiers after he was nailed to it during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in San Pedro Cutud town, Pampanga province, Philippines
A man playing the role of Jesus is crucified, as students playing the role of Roman soldiers stand behind him, during a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross at the Sanctuary of Chimayo in Chimayo, New Mexico, USA
Slovak sculptor Peter Srank, 29, poses with his version of "The Last Supper", featuring life-sized wood sculptures, in Velky Lapas village, about 100 km (62 miles) east of Bratislava, Slovakia
Spanish legionnaires sing a song as they carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the Mena brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain
Pope Francis, background center, celebrates a Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican
Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas (C) waves to the crowd as his wife, U.S. actress Melanie Griffith (R), applauds him after he was appointed Spanish legionnaire of honor with a "chapiri" (legionnaire hat) during a ceremony where Spanish legionnaires carried a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church before taking part in the Mena brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain
Two women walk past a chocolate Easter bunny at Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus in Brussels
Callum, the California sea lion is given some Easter treats at West Midlands Safari Park
Hooded penitents, with their arms bound to wooden stakes, walk during a Maundy Thursday Lenten rites procession in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila, Philippines
Christian Ward (left) and Kevin Kemp dressed as soldiers stand with beside a 4ft tall Humpty Dumpty style Easter egg in Covent Garden, central London
A hooded penitent with a bloodied back prays while lying on his belly in front of an image of Jesus Christ during Maundy Thursday Lenten rites in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila, Philippines
A boy dressed up as Roman soldier takes part in a procession during Holy Week, in Tapachula, near San Jose, Costa Rica
Actors take part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) re-enactment of the Last Supper during Holy Week, in preparation for Good Friday celebrations, in Luque, Paraguay
People look watch a rabbit jumping over an obstacle at the traditional Easter market at the Old Town Square in Prague
People look at a statue of Christ on the cross during a Holy Week procession in Almeria, southeast Spain
Melati, London Zoo's female Sumatran tiger holds a dead rabbit in her mouth which she found in an Easter egg in the new tiger enclosure
Penitents take part in a procession for the Moriones Festival during Holy Week in Mogpog town on Marinduque island, central Philippines
Penitents ride on a tricycle as they take part in a procession for the Moriones Festival during Holy Week in Gasan town on Marinduque island, central Philippines
A worker adjusts ribbon next to chocolate Easter eggs at Belgian chocolate maker Neuhaus in Vlezenbeek, near Brussels
The Walk of Witness, in Liverpool City Centre
Mathew Hunter, 30, from Netherley, Liverpool plays Jesus during The Walk of Witness, in Liverpool City Centre
Newly hatched chicks amongst decorative Easter eggs at Twycross Zoo in Leicestershire.
Easter bunny decorations are pictured in a snowed allotment garden in Luebeck, Germany
Musicians walk past penitents of "La Paz" (The Peace) brotherhood during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain,
More than 100 giant decorated eggs on display today at Covent Garden, London as part of the Lindt Big Egg Hunt.
Penitents take part in the "Entrada de Jesus a Jerusalem" procession at the start of Holy Week in Palma de Mallorca, Spain

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