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In photos: Good Friday around the world

From India to Brazil, devotees around the world mark Good Friday with church and prayer, some of them even nailing themselves to wooded crosses to re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. (Warning: Some photos contain graphic scenes.)

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An Indian Christian devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday at The Mount Carmel Church in Hyderabad, India, Friday, April 18, 2014.

Mahesh Kumar A./THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Jelico Jibe, 57, grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Matias town, Pampanga province, north of Manila April 18, 2014.

ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

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An altar boy looks up at a crucifix he is holding during a special Good Friday mass at a church in Colombo April 18, 2014. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter.

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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Catholic devotees hold a wooden cross during a Good Friday mass at a church in Colombo April 18, 2014.

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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Altar boys sit next to a statue of Jesus Christ while they wait for a Good Friday mass to begin, at a church in Colombo April 18, 2014.

DINUKA LIYANAWATTE/REUTERS

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Catholic nuns from the Missionaries of Charity, the global order of nuns founded by Mother Teresa, attend a Good Friday prayer at a church in Kolkata April 18, 2014.

RUPAK DE CHOWDHURI/REUTERS

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Ernesto Palmar, 40, reacts after a nail is pulled from his palm during a crucifixion to mark the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Matias town, Pampanga province, north of Manila April 18, 2014.

ROMEO RANOCO/REUTERS

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Danish film maker Lasse Spang Olsen is nailed on a wooden cross as he takes part in a Good Friday ritual of the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014.

ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Christian worshippers hold crosses during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014.

AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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Penitent Danilo Ramos grimaces in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross during the reenactment of the death of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga in northern Philippines April 18, 2014.

ERIK DE CASTRO/REUTERS

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Christian worshippers hold crosses as they wait before the start of a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City April 18, 2014. Christian worshippers on Friday retraced the route Jesus took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

AMMAR AWAD/REUTERS

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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 April 18, 2014.

BENOIT TESSIER/REUTERS

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Catholic devotees pray during a Good Friday mass inside a church in New Delhi April 18, 2014.

ANINDITO MUKHERJEE/REUTERS

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Catholic devotees attend a procession at the Cruzeiro mountain to mark Good Friday in Goncalves, in the state of Mina Gerais in southwestern Brazil, April 18, 2014.

PAULO WHITAKER/REUTERS

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