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  • People watch a Easter bonfire next to the river Elbe in Hamburg, Germany, April 19, 2014. According to pagan belief, the Easter fire banishes the evil spirits of Winter.
    Bobo Marks/EPA
  • Two men are covered in sand at a beach to celebrate Easter Sunday, near Manila Bay in Cavite province April 20, 2014. Filipinos flocked to beaches traditionally on Easter Sunday after commemorating Lent in the predominant Roman Catholic country, local media reported.
    Erik De Castro/Reuters
  • Orthodox Christian nuns sing as they celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ during a holy Easter service at the 10th century St. John the Baptist Monastery near Mavrovo, west of Macedonia's capital Skopje, April 20, 2014.
    Ognen Teofilovski/Reuters
  • Pope Francis greets the faithful after celebrating an Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican Sunday, April 20, 2014.
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  • People break decorating Easter eggs as a part of the tradition of celebrating Easter in the village of Mokrin, 120 kilometers (75 miles) north of Belgrade, Serbia, Sunday, April 20, 2014. The egg cracking contest, is an ancient folk tradition that takes place in this northern Serbian village. Two people bang dyed hard-boiled eggs together. The egg that cracks first is the loser; the other goes on to knock again.
    Darko Vojinovic/AP Photo
  • Candles burn next to the skulls of dead clerics that served at the monastery before the Easter religious service at the Pasarea Monastery outside Bucharest, Romania, early Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax/AP Photo
  • Orthodox nuns sing during the Easter religious service at the Pasarea Monastery outside Bucharest, Romania, early Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    Andreea Alexandru, Mediafax/AP Photo
  • A man is thrown in the air while swimming in the polluted waters of Manila's bay, just outside the U.S. Embassy, in the Philippines as he and others celebrate Easter Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    Aaron Favila/AP Photo
  • Christian clergymen hold candles during the Easter Sunday procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, April 20, 2014.
    Sebastian Scheiner/AP Photo
  • Rockets fly over the bell towel of Panagia Erithiani church, during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late Saturday, April 19, 2014.
    Petros Giannakouris/AP Photo
  • In this late Saturday, April 19, 2014 photo, Coptic Christians reach out to Coptic Pope Tawadros II, as Egyptians celebrate Christianity's most joyous day, during an Easter Eve service at St. Mark's Cathedral, in Cairo, Egypt.
    Ahmed Gomaa/AP Photo
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