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Good Friday Celebrations Around the World

Christians around the world observed Good Friday on April 3, marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.
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Minority Indonesian Catholics pray during a Good Friday mass at the Jakarta cathedral, as Christian devotees mark holy week in Indonesia, a predominantly Islamic nation, April 3, 2015.
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Minority Indonesian Catholics pray during a Good Friday mass at the Jakarta cathedral, as Christian devotees mark holy week in Indonesia, a predominantly Islamic nation, April 3, 2015.

Faithful attend the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum in Rome, April 3, 2015.
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Faithful attend the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) procession, which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, led by Pope Francis at the Colosseum in Rome, April 3, 2015.

Penitents touch the effigy of "Cristo Salvador" (Christ the Savior) during the Holy Week procession on the beach in Valencia, Spain, April 3, 2015.
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Penitents touch the effigy of "Cristo Salvador" (Christ the Savior) during the Holy Week procession on the beach in Valencia, Spain, April 3, 2015.

Indonesian Catholics participate in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a Good Friday procession in Grogol village, Magelang, Central Java, April 3, 2015.
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Indonesian Catholics participate in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ during a Good Friday procession in Grogol village, Magelang, Central Java, April 3, 2015.

Christians carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City, April 3, 2015.
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Christians carry a cross during a procession along the Via Dolorosa on Good Friday during Holy Week in Jerusalem's Old City, April 3, 2015.

Assyrian Christians, who had fled the unrest in Syria, attend a mass at the Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, northeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut during the Good Friday procession, April 3, 2015.
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Assyrian Christians, who had fled the unrest in Syria, attend a mass at the Saint Georges Assyrian Church in Jdeideh, northeast of the Lebanese capital Beirut during the Good Friday procession, April 3, 2015.

People carry a cross as they walk in procession on Good Friday, in the Brando area of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, April 3, 2015.
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People carry a cross as they walk in procession on Good Friday, in the Brando area of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica, April 3, 2015.

An effigy of Jesus Christ on the cross is carried by devotees during a Good Friday procession in Manila, The Philippines, April 3, 2015.
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An effigy of Jesus Christ on the cross is carried by devotees during a Good Friday procession in Manila, The Philippines, April 3, 2015.

Penitents take part in a processsion on Good Friday in Zipaquira, Colombia, April 3, 2015.
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Penitents take part in a processsion on Good Friday in Zipaquira, Colombia, April 3, 2015.

Members of the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn lead the Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, April 3, 2015.
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Members of the Archdiocese of New York and the Diocese of Brooklyn lead the Way of the Cross procession over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City, April 3, 2015.

Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain, April 3, 2015.
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Penitents of the Jesus Yacente brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, Spain, April 3, 2015.

Pilgrims kneel in prayer after reaching the final of the 14 Stations of the Cross, symbolizing when Jesus Christ was laid in his tomb, on Morne Calvaire Miracle, in Ganthier, Haiti, April 3, 2015.
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Pilgrims kneel in prayer after reaching the final of the 14 Stations of the Cross, symbolizing when Jesus Christ was laid in his tomb, on Morne Calvaire Miracle, in Ganthier, Haiti, April 3, 2015.

Pope Francis prays face down, on the floor of the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica during the Celebration of Lord's Passion on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.
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Pope Francis prays face down, on the floor of the Vatican's St. Peter's Basilica during the Celebration of Lord's Passion on Good Friday, April 3, 2015.

Christian faithful pray near the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya,  April 3, 2015 on Good Friday during the Holy Week of Easter.
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Christian faithful pray near the Holy Family Basilica in Nairobi, Kenya,  April 3, 2015 on Good Friday during the Holy Week of Easter.

A man carries a cross during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, April 3, 2015.
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A man carries a cross during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City, April 3, 2015.

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