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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    A statue depicting Christ is carried during an Easter procession known as Los Picaos in the small village of San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain, April 6, 2012. Penitents, or disciplinants, take part in the procession, lashing themselves with a cotton mop as an act of faith and penance, a tradition dating from the early 16th century.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Penitents wait at San Pedro church before their Holy Week procession, April 5, 2012, in Madrid. Christians around the world mark the holy week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Members of the Spanish Legion, an elite unit of the Spanish Army, hold El Cristo de la Buena Muerte, or Christ of the Good Death, during a ceremony before 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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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Penitents from the Jesus Yacente brotherhood wait to take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, April 5, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    A penitent from the La Cena brotherhood talks with his son, dressed as an altar boy, on their way to their church to take part in a procession in Seville, southern Spain, April 1, 2012. Most of the processions were canceled in Seville because of bad weather during the Easter Holy Week.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Penitents from the La Candelaria brotherhood take shelter from rain as a couple walk along the street during a storm in Seville, southern Spain, April 3, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    An unemployed man holds a cross during a Holy Week procession of the Assembly of Unemployed People in the northern Spanish city of Pamplona, April 3, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Penitents from a brotherhood participate in a Holy Week procession in Cordoba city, southern Spain, April 2, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    A young penitent of the Sagrada Cena brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain, April 5, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Worshipers surround the icon of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Valencia, Spain, early in the morning, April 6, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Members of the Spanish Legion participate in the Caridad procession during the Holy Week, April 5, 2012, in Cordoba, Spain.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Three penitents from Calvary Brotherhood leave St. Laurence Church to take part in the Calvary Procession as part of events to mark Spain's Holy Week in Cordoba, Spain, April 4, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    A penitent, wearing a traditional "mantilla," cries as la Virgen de la Esperanza leaves the Atrio Catedral to cross the Puente de Piedra during a Holy Week procession, April 5, 2012, in Zamora, Spain.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Masked flagellants march before lashing themselves during the Los Picaos brotherhood procession, April 6, 2012, in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, Spain. Los Picaos walk the streets of the northern Riojan village, lashing themselves as an act of faith and penance for a sin.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Worshipers watch the procession of the La Amargura brotherhood in Seville, southern Spain, April 1, 2012.
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  • Penitent Processions for Holy Week in Spain

    Penitents from Cristo de la Buena Muerte brotherhood participate in a procession in Zamora, Spain, April 3, 2012.
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