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  • Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the Saint Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily.

      Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the Saint Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily.
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  • Jose Nina plays the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.

      Jose Nina plays the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.
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  • Emilio Martin, from Albuquerque, carries a cross for all the people whose names are written on it during the annual pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, near Espanola, N.M. Branchal walked from Espanola and prayed the Holy Rosary 97 times along the way. She lost her son on Dec. 30, 2011.

      Emilio Martin, from Albuquerque, carries a cross for all the people whose names are written on it during the annual pilgrimage to the Santuario de Chimayo on Good Friday, April 18, 2014, near Espanola, N.M. Branchal walked from Espanola and prayed the Holy Rosary 97 times along the way. She lost her son on Dec. 30, 2011.
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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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  • Pope Francis kisses the crucifix during the Good Friday Passion service, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

      Pope Francis kisses the crucifix during the Good Friday Passion service, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.
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  • Church volunteers and homeless people reenact the steps of Jesus Christ final hours, during a Good Friday procession in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

      Church volunteers and homeless people reenact the steps of Jesus Christ final hours, during a Good Friday procession in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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  • Church volunteers and homeless people participate in a Way of the Cross procession, as a homeless man lies on the ground in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.

      Church volunteers and homeless people participate in a Way of the Cross procession, as a homeless man lies on the ground in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil.
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  • Pope Francis lays prostrate on the floor in prayer before presiding over a Good Friday Passion service, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

      Pope Francis lays prostrate on the floor in prayer before presiding over a Good Friday Passion service, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.
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  • Women light candles on Good Friday, at St Clement Christian Orthodox church in Skopje, Macedonia.

      Women light candles on Good Friday, at St Clement Christian Orthodox church in Skopje, Macedonia.
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  • Thirteen life-sized figures representing the Passion of Christ are carried through the town during the traditional Good Friday procession in Lohr am Main, southern Germany.

      Thirteen life-sized figures representing the Passion of Christ are carried through the town during the traditional Good Friday procession in Lohr am Main, southern Germany.
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  • A Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Gauhati, India.

      A Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Gauhati, India.
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  • An Indian child holds a crucifix during a procession to mark Good Friday in Jammu, India.

      An Indian child holds a crucifix during a procession to mark Good Friday in Jammu, India.
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  • A nun carries a crucifix and participates in a procession on Good Friday in Jammu, India.

      A nun carries a crucifix and participates in a procession on Good Friday in Jammu, India.
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  • Indian Christian devotees re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Mumbai, India.

      Indian Christian devotees re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Mumbai, India.
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  • An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India.

      An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India.
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  • An actor is silhouetted hanging on a cross during a performance in Trafalgar Square in London, Friday, April 18, 2014. The play called 'The Passion of Jesus' was a free performance depicting the betrayal, capture, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, performed by the Wintershall players.

      An actor is silhouetted hanging on a cross during a performance in Trafalgar Square in London, Friday, April 18, 2014. The play called 'The Passion of Jesus' was a free performance depicting the betrayal, capture, trial, crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, performed by the Wintershall players.
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  • Jeff Nemeth, Frackville, Pa., hugs his son Jeffrey Nemeth Jr., after portraying Jesus through the streets of Gordon during the 36th annual Trek of the Cross in Gordon, Pa.

      Jeff Nemeth, Frackville, Pa., hugs his son Jeffrey Nemeth Jr., after portraying Jesus through the streets of Gordon during the 36th annual Trek of the Cross in Gordon, Pa.
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  • Jeff Nemeth, Frackville, Pa., carries the cross as he portrays Jesus during the 36th annual Trek of the Cross through the streets of Gordon, Pa.

      Jeff Nemeth, Frackville, Pa., carries the cross as he portrays Jesus during the 36th annual Trek of the Cross through the streets of Gordon, Pa.
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  • Jose Nina, center, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.

      Jose Nina, center, is whipped as he carries a cross playing the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.
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  • Faithful attend the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession celebrated by Pope Francis in front of the Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome.

      Faithful attend the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession celebrated by Pope Francis in front of the Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome.
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  • Jose Nina plays the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.

      Jose Nina plays the part of Jesus in a passion play and procession, Friday, April 18, 2014, in downtown San Antonio.
    ASSOCIATED PRESS

  • 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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  • Volunteers carrying a wooden cross walk in a procession through the streets of Etna, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb, on Good Friday, as part of their annual "Drama of The Cross". Clergymen from Christian churches in the borough organize a trek with volunteers carrying the wooden cross through borough streets to the cemetery as part of their services.

      Volunteers carrying a wooden cross walk in a procession through the streets of Etna, Pa., a Pittsburgh suburb, on Good Friday, as part of their annual "Drama of The Cross". Clergymen from Christian churches in the borough organize a trek with volunteers carrying the wooden cross through borough streets to the cemetery as part of their services.
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  • Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the Saint Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily.

      Portraying Jesus Christ a man takes part in a Way of the Cross procession, at the Saint Isidoro Agricola church in Palermo, Sicily.
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