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    People crowd St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on occasion of the celebration of the Easter mass Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter's Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans.
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    Pakistani Christian girls, display their hands decorated with Bangles and painted with Henna paste as they celebrate Easter holiday following a mass at in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan, Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pakistan's Christians, are celebrating Easter along with other Christian nations.
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    A member of the congregation stops to pray at the cross after the service. Boulder, Colo. churches, Trinity Lutheran and Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran, celebrated Easter morning with their annual Easter Sunrise Service at the Boulder Reservoir on Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Daily Camera, Cliff Grassmick)
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    Celia de La Vega, 7, dressed as an angel, during the Easter Sunday ceremony "Descent of the Angel,", during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, March 31, 2013.
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    Celia de La Vega, 7, secured by a harness, is transported in the air, above the crowd and a religious figure of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony "Descent of the Angel," during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain, Sunday, March 31, 2013. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)
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    Nuns walk during the Sunday Easter mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Sunday, March 31, 2013.
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    A giant 5-meter tall figure representing Judas burns in the atrium of the Santa Rosa Xochiac church, in Mexico City, Sunday, March 31, 2013. The Burning of Judas is an Easter ritual in many communities, where an effigy of Judas Iscariot is hung on Good Friday, then burned on Easter Sunday.
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    An elderly Pakistani Christian man, prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013.
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    An American pilgrim from "The Hope of Glory" order reenacts the Passion of Christ along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering), in Jerusalem's Old City during the Good Friday procession on March 29, 2013. Thousands of Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route where according to tradition Jesus Christ carried the cross during his last days.
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    Indonesian Christian devotees conduct a procession re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Magelang town on March 292013 as minority Christians mark Easter amid the rising cases of religious intolerance. Officials in Bekasi ordered a congregation to halt service leaving devotees with nowhere to pray this Easter while on March 21, 2013 authorities demolished a church due to lack of permit.
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    Pope Francis washes the feet of a prisoner at the Casal Del Marmo Youth Detention Centre during the mass of the Lord's Supper on March 28, 2013 in Rome, Italy. During the mass, commemorating Christ's Last Supper, Pope Francis will wash the feet of prisoners in observance of the Bible's account of Jesus Christ's gesture towards his 12 apostles on the night before he was crucified.
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    Penitents carry statue of a dead Christ dated 1728 during a procession for Good Friday on the southern island of Procida in Naples' gulf on March 29, 2013. The 'Misteri' floats', depicting scenes from the Bible, are carried in the streets during the annual procession which started in 1627.
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    Pilgrims walk with crosses as the Northern Cross pilgrimage makes its final leg of the journey to Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, England on March 29, 2013. For more than 30 years, groups of pilgrims celebrate Easter by crossing the tidal causeway to Holy Island as part of a walk of around 100 miles through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders during Holy Week.
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    Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain on March 28, 2013. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
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    Indian Christians offer prayers at Our Lady of Lourdes Church on Good Friday in Hyderabad, India, on March 29, 2013.
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    An Indian Christian devotee, dressed as Jesus Christ, carries a cross while reenacting Jesus? path to crucification on Good Friday in Gauhati, India, on March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Christ was crucified.
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    David Carnell, center, plays the part of Jesus Christ during a "Journey to the Cross" procession while celebrating Good Friday in Sydney, Australia, on March 29, 2013. The annual event by Wesley Mission tells the Easter story in a modern Australia.
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