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Scenes of Good Friday and Passover observances around the world

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Pope Benedict XVI leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of Colosseum in Rome April 6, 2012.

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A woman penitent holds up a piece of cloth representing the Shroud of Turin as her participates in the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession on Good Friday in San Jose April 6, 2012. Thousands of Catholics participate in the event that remembers the suffering and death of Jesus Christ.

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Orthodox Jews prepare special matzoh, a traditional handmade Passover unleavened bread at a bakery in before the Passover holiday in the port city of Ashdod, Israel, Friday, April 6, 2012.

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A woman holds an image of Jesus during a Holy Week procession honoring the Lord of Miracles, Lima's patron saint, on Good Friday in Lima, Peru, Friday April 6, 2012.

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A penitent participates in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Tegucigalpa April 6, 2012.

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Penitents participate in a Holy Week procession on Good Friday in Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Friday April 6, 2012.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish men burn leavened items in a final preparation before the Passover holiday in the ultra Orthodox Jewish town of Bnei Brak, near Tel Aviv, Israel, Friday, April 6, 2012.

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A child dressed as an angel takes part in the traditional Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession on Good Friday in Heredia, 15 km of San Jose April 6, 2012.

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Pope Benedict XVI, center, presides over the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession on Good Friday in Rome, Friday, April 6, 2012. The evening Via Crucis procession at the ancient Colosseum amphitheater is a Rome tradition that draws a large crowd of faithful, including many of the pilgrims who flock to the Italian capital for Holy Week ceremonies before Easter Sunday.

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People sit around a cross during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Tegucigalpa April 6, 2012.

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In this Thursday April 5, 2012 photo, chef Noam Dekkers , in the back, watches workers of the Tel Aviv-Jaffa rabbinate blow-torch the grill stove in one of the kitchens in Liliyot restaurant making it kosher for the Jewish holiday of Passover, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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Abel Martinez, portraying Jesus, has fake blood applied to his head in the basement of the Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church before he and other parishioners conduct a Good Friday procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross, Friday, April 6, 2012, in south Philadelphia.

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A man sits on the ground while looking at Catholic faithful from St. Anne Church of Port-Bouet walk on the street during Good Friday in Abidjan April 6, 2012.

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A Catholic faithful from St. Anne Church of Port-Bouet carries a cross while others walk on the street during Good Friday in Abidjan April 6, 2012.

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In this Wednesday, April 4, 2012 photo, Israeli chef Noam Dekkers of Liliyot restaurant holds two versions of a fish dish, one kosher for Passover and another served on a piece of bread, right, at a restaurant in Tel Aviv, Israel.

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A woman prays as she balances a stone on her head during a Holy Week procession on Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, Friday April 6, 2012. The stones that people balance on their heads represent their problems, which they leave at the site of a cross.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish man holds a pan after dipping it in a rainwater reservoir to remove remains of leaven in preparation for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 5, 2012.

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A worker lights a cross before Pope Benedict XVI leads a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession during Good Friday celebrations in front of Colosseum in Rome April 6, 2012.

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An ultra-Orthodox Jewish youth waits near food which was donated for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 4, 2012.

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A penitent gets dressed before participating in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Iztapalapa in Mexico City April 6, 2012.

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Ultra-Orthodox Jewish youths help sort food which will be donated for the upcoming Jewish holiday of Passover, in Jerusalem's Mea Shearim neighbourhood April 4, 2012. Passover commemorates the flight of Jews from Ancient Egypt as described in Exodus from the Bible. According to the account, the Jews did not have time to prepare leavened bread before fleeing to the Promised Land.

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A penitent, dressed as the Virgin Mary, participates in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Iztapalapa in Mexico City April 6, 2012.

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An inmate, dressed as a Roman solider, leads a fellow inmate representing Jesus Christ during a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday at the jail of Santa Maria Ixcotel in Oaxaca April 6, 2012.

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