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In photos: Christians around the world mark Good Friday

Devotees nail themselves to crosses, walk in processions and perform in plays to commemorate the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

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A Philippine Christian devotee reacts while nailed to a cross during a reenactment of the Crucifixion of Christ north of Manila.

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Pilgrims attend the annual Good Friday "Stations of the Cross" procession at the Champs de Mars near the Eiffel Tower in Paris.

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Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Good Friday Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican.

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Christian pilgrims pray inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalems Old City. Christian pilgrims mark the anniversary every year by walking from the Garden of Gethsemane on the Mount of Olives to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the middle of the Old City, an ancient shrine which Orthodox and Catholic Christians believe was built on the original site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus.

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Christian faithful take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in South Sudan's capital Juba.


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The Wintershall Players perform 'The Passion of Jesus' in front of crowds on Good Friday in Trafalgar Square in London, England.

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A Greek Orthodox worshipper kisses a wooden crucifix at Pendeli monastery north of Athens.

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Penitents from the 'Jesus Yacente' brotherhood prepare to take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain.

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People attend a Good Friday procession, in Lohr am Main, Germany.

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Lebanese Christians take part in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in the village of Qraiyeh.

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