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    Egg hunters make a mad dash for candy during Southern Hills Church of Christ's Eggstravaganza on Saturday afternoon, April 7, 2012, in Abilene, Texas.
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    Dyed chicks are displayed for sale for Easter in the Bab Touma district in Damascus, Syria, Sunday, April 8, 2012. Pope Benedict XVI implored the Syrian regime Sunday to heed international demands to end the bloodshed and said he hopes the joy of Easter will comfort Christians who are suffering because of their faith.
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    Pope Benedict XVI greets the faithful after the Urbi and Orbi blessing at the end of the Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the the Vatican Sunday, April 8, 2012.
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    People gather around a statue of the Christ of the 'San Gonzalo' brotherhood during a Holy Week procession on April 8, 2012 in Sevilla. Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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    A young girl named Casandra looks at Easter bunnies made of snow during unsettled spring weather with snow and temperatures of three degrees near the bank of the lake Ammersee in Herrsching, southern Germany, on April 8, 2012.
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    Kerstin Hanusch, a Sorb woman, paints an Easter egg at a market in Schleife, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south-east of Berlin, March 24, 2012. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs with the help of feathers and wax.
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    Pope Benedict XVI blesses faithful at the end of a Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, April 5, 2012. The Chrism Mass marks the start of the Easter celebrations.
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    Dressed in folk costumes, young men pour water from their buckets on young women as members of Somogy Dance Group rehearse to perform an Easter folk tradition in the village museum in Szenna, Hungary, April 4, 2012. Years of Hungarian tradition, young men pour water on young women who in exchange present their sprinklers with beautifully coloured eggs on Easter Monday.
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    Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, carry the El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, or Christ of the Good Death, during a ceremony ahead to the procession in Malaga, Southern Spain, April 5, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
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    Filipino self-taught artist Ronald Bautista works on his version of the Passion of Jesus Christ, April 4, 2012 at the financial district of Makati city, east of Manila, Philippines in his neighborhood's observance of Holy Week. The giant art installation, made of recyclable materials, has attracted a number of local and foreign devotees.
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    Easter eggs are on display at a Sorb market in Schleife, about 160 kilometers (100 miles) south-east of Berlin, March 24, 2012. A tiny Slavic minority in Germany is keeping alive a long and intricate tradition of hand-painting Easter eggs _ with the help of feathers and wax.
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    Gardener Steve Gilroy waters a nine-foot bunny topiary made of moss and ivy, balancing and egg made of Gerber daisies, after planting Easter Lilies in the Channel Gardens of New York's Rockefeller Center, April 5, 2012.
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    Catholic clergy walk holding candles during the Holy Thursday procession of the Washing of the Feet inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, April 5, 2012.
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    Volker Kraft decorates a tree with 10,000 Easter eggs in the garden of the retired couple Christa and Volker Kraft in Saalfeld, Germany, March 21, 2012. The Kraft family has been decorating their tree for Easter for more than forty years. Kraft's apple sapling sported just 18 eggs when he first decorated it for Easter in 1965. Kraft has reached 10,000 - and he says he's stopping there.
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    A woman buys fish at the Villa Maria del Triunfo fish market during Holy Week in Lima, Peru, April 5, 2012. Most Peruvians are Catholic and consume fish during Easter week, a time when vendors as much as double their prices, according to a shopper at the market.
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    Penitents from Cristo de la Buena Muerte brotherhood participate in a procession in Zamora, Spain, April 3, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
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    Members of the Lokoto Dance Ensemble perform during the dress rehearsal of their performance "Easter" recalling Easter folk traditions of the region in the Museum Village in Nyiregyhaza, 227 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary, April 5, 2012.
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    A man decorates a tree with Easter eggs in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, April 5, 2012. Orthodox Easter will be celebrated, April 15.
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    Belgium's Bram Hullebroeck, chief chocolatier at Burie Chocolatier prepares chocolate Easter chicks in his workshop in Antwerp, Belgium, April 4, 2012. Traditionally, Easter is a busy period for Belgian chocolatiers.
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