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March 29, 2013
Images of Good Friday 2013

Indonesian Christians carry a bamboo cross during a Good Friday procession to reenact Jesus' path to crucifixion. At the Vatican, Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica. Hundreds of Christians stream through the cobblestone alleyways of Jerusalem's Old City toward the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion.

Christians all over the world attend ceremonies that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday.

These are some images of Good Friday around the world.

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Faithful carry the cross, bottom right, as Pope Francis, not pictured, presides the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession celebrated in front of the ancient Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Gregorio Borgia
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Christians take part in the traditional Good Friday procession, or the 14 Stations of the Cross, reenacting the steps of Jesus Christ's final hours, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world attend ceremonies that mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. AP / Dieu Nalio Chery
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Worshippers hold up family pictures and passports, as a symbol of their petitions to Jesus Christ, at the end of their pilgrimage to Calvaire Miracle Mount, marking Good Friday in Ganthier, Haiti, March 29, 2013. The Haitian Christians holding up passports, pray to Jesus Christ to provide them travel visas. AP / Dieu Nalio Chery
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Vendors ready their stand of religious items near the Calvaire Miracle Mount, in Ganthier, Haiti, March 29, 2013. Many Haitian Christians make an annual pilgrimage to the mount to mark the day Jesus Christ was crucified, commonly known as Good Friday. AP / Dieu Nalio Chery
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An actor prepares himself for the reenactment of Via Crucis, portraying the final hours of Jesus Christ, in a patio area of the Metropolitan Cathedral in Mexico City, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Alexandre Meneghini
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A veiled woman, recognized as a "Veronica," holds up a crucifix as she takes part in the Good Friday procession in Quito, Ecuador, March 29, 2013. Veronica is believed to be the women who wiped the face of Jesus, as he carried his cross, with a cloth upon which he left the imprint of his face. AP / Dolores Ochoa
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La Merced Catholic church penitents carry a statue of Jesus Christ in a morning procession through the streets of Antigua Guatemala, Guatemala, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Moises Castillo
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Catholic deacon Omar Garcete, right, and his assistant, fit into place a hand carved crucifix, during an open-air Mass marking Good Friday in Limpio, Paraguay, March 29, 2013. According to Garcete, the wooden statue was carved by indigenous artists around the 17th century, as ordered by the Jesuit mission. AP / Jorge Saenz
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Cardinal Odilo Pedro Scherer, Sao Paulo's archbishop, center, takes part in a Way of the Cross procession in a low income neighborhood popularly known as "Crackland" during in downtown Sao Paulo, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2013. Written in the cross are names of homeless killed in the streets of Sao Paulo recently. AP / Andre Penner
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Parishioners take part in the traditional Good Friday reenactment of Jesus Christ's final hours in Pirenopolis, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Eraldo Peres
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Portraying Jesus Christ, a parishioner reenacts the steps of Jesus' final hours, in the traditional Good Friday procession, or the 14 Stations of the Cross, in Pirenopolis, Brazil, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Eraldo Peres
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Carrying a wooden cross, Bobby Fresques, leads followers past the west steps of the Capitol building in Sacramento, Calif., during the Good Friday 'Way of the Cross' procession on Friday, March 29, 2013. The Sacramento Bee / Randall Benton
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Paul Besong carries a cross during Albany Catholic Worker Community's Good Friday Stations of the Cross procession on Friday, March 29, 2013, in Albany, N.Y. Participants in the Easter celebration carried the cross through city streets and prayed at each of the fourteen stations retracing the steps of Jesus' condemnation and death. AP / Mike Groll
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Miguel Vega portraying Jesus makes his way with other parishioners from the Annunciation Of The Blessed Virgin Mary Catholic Church to conduct a Good Friday procession to commemorate the Stations of the Cross, Friday, March 29, 2013, in Philadelphia, Penna. AP / Matt Rourke
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A man prays in Montreal during the stations of the cross on Good Friday in Montreal, Friday, March 29, 2013. The Canadian Press / Graham Hughes
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People walk through the streets of old Montreal during the stations of the cross on Good Friday in Montreal, Friday, March 29, 2013 The Canadian Press / Graham Hughes
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Parishoners of St Clara church carry a cross through central Stockholm, Sweden, during a procession for Good Friday March 29, 2013. SCANPIX / Anders Wiklund
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Members of a traditional coal miner music corps march to celebrate a divine service at the peak of a coal mine dump in Bottrop, on Good Friday March 29,2013. AP / Frank Augstein
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An actor portraying the part of Jesus Christ, hangs on the cross during the Good Friday procession in Wuppertal, Germany, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Martin Meissner
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Nuns carry a Cross during a Way of the Cross procession in downtown Warsaw, Poland, Friday, March 29, 2013. The procession on Good Friday is a part of celebrations during the Holy Week, which ends with Easter Sunday, the most important holiday for Catholics. AP / Alik Keplicz
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Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 29, 2013. Pope Francis began the Good Friday service at the Vatican with the Passion of Christ Mass and hours later will go to the ancient Colosseum in Rome for the traditional Way of the Cross procession. AP / Gregorio Borgia
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Faithful follow the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) torchlight procession presided by Pope Francis in front of the Colosseum on Good Friday in Rome, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Andrew Medichini
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A Christian Catholic pilgrim lights a candle inside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, March 29, 2013. Less than 2 percent of the population of Israel and the Palestinian territories is Christian, mostly split between Catholicism and Orthodox streams of Christianity. Christians in the West Bank wanting to attend services in Jerusalem must obtain permission from Israeli authorities. Israel's Tourism Ministry said it expects some 150,000 visitors in Israel during Easter week and the Jewish festival of Passover, which coincide this year. AP / Bernat Armangue
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Christian worshippers carry a cross towards the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Sebastian Scheiner
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Pakistani Christians pray during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians around the world are marking the Easter holy week. AP / Muhammed Muheisen
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Indian Christian devotees pray on Good Friday in Jammu, India, Friday, March 29, 2013. Christians all over the world are marking Good Friday, the day when Jesus Christ was crucified. AP / Channi Anand
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Indian Christian devotees pray as a man dressed as Jesus Christ, unseen, carries a cross while reenacting Jesus' path to crucifixion on Good Friday in Gauhati, India, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / Anupam Nath
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An Indonesian Christian devotee carries a bamboo cross as he walks with others during a Good Friday procession to reenact Jesus path to crucifixion in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia, Friday, March 29, 2013. AP / A.K. Hendratmo
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David Carnell plays a part of Jesus Christ during a "Journey to the Cross" procession while celebrating Good Friday in Sydney, Australia, Friday, March 29, 2013. The annual event by Wesley Mission tells the Easter story in a modern Australia. AP / Rick Rycroft

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