Images: Good Friday celebrated around the globe

 
Associated Press
Updated 4/3/2015 12:47 PM

The world is celebrating Good Friday with re-enactments of the crucifixion of Christ, prayers and special services in countries like India, Australia, Kenya and France. This Christian Holy Week holiday marks the day when Christ was crucified. This year, Good Friday coincides with the start of the Jewish holiday Passover, which begins at dusk.

Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul, right, plays the part of Jesus as supporters follow during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul, right, plays the part of Jesus as supporters follow during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at Sacred Heart Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
A Catholic priest reads from the holy book as others stand with a huge cross prior to a procession to mark Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Catholic priest reads from the holy book as others stand with a huge cross prior to a procession to mark Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian devotee prays as nuns of Missionaries of Charity walk past in a Church on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified
An Indian Christian devotee prays as nuns of Missionaries of Charity walk past in a Church on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified
A Catholic priest waits for devotees at the confession box, on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Catholic priest waits for devotees at the confession box, on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian kisses the feet of a clay model of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian kisses the feet of a clay model of Jesus Christ on Good Friday, in Kolkata, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Joined by Christians, Head of the Catholic Church in Kenya, Cardinal John Njue, wearing red cap, carries the Cross through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015, during the Holy Week celebrations, on Good Friday. On the day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Joined by Christians, Head of the Catholic Church in Kenya, Cardinal John Njue, wearing red cap, carries the Cross through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015, during the Holy Week celebrations, on Good Friday. On the day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Christian faithful prays near the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015 on Good Friday during the Holy Week of Easter. Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
A Christian faithful prays near the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015 on Good Friday during the Holy Week of Easter. Easter marks the end of Lent, a forty-day period of fasting, prayer, and penance. The last week of the Lent is called Holy Week, and it contains Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion and death of Jesus.
Joined by Christians, Catholic priests carry the Cross through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015, during the Holy Week celebrations, on Good Friday. On the day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
Joined by Christians, Catholic priests carry the Cross through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya, Friday, April 3, 2015, during the Holy Week celebrations, on Good Friday. On the day Christians commemorate the passion, or suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ.
A Christian devotee prays during a service on the occasion of Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Christian devotee prays during a service on the occasion of Good Friday at the Sacred Heart Cathedral in New Delhi, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Christian devotee kneels as she prays indisde the Sacred Heart Cathedral on the occasion of Good Friday in New Delhi, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Christian devotee kneels as she prays indisde the Sacred Heart Cathedral on the occasion of Good Friday in New Delhi, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
An Indian Christian plays the role of Jesus Christ during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ, to mark Good Friday, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 3, 2015.
An Indian Christian plays the role of Jesus Christ during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ, to mark Good Friday, in Mumbai, India, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Indian Christian devotees enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday, in Gauhati, India, Friday, April 3, 2015. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Brendan Paul plays the part of Jesus during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Christ in Sydney, Friday, April 3, 2015. Members of the Wesley Mission use a modern interpretation of the recreation of Jesus' journey to the cross before a Good Friday service is held.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession, along the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession, along the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession, up the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois carries a cross during a Good Friday procession, up the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois prays in front of the cross at the start of the Good Friday procession, in the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
Paris archbishop Cardinal Andre Vingt-Trois prays in front of the cross at the start of the Good Friday procession, in the stairs leading to the Sacre Coeur basilica at Montmartre, in Paris, France, Friday, April 3, 2015.
A man carries a cross during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 3, 2015.
A man carries a cross during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, April 3, 2015.
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