Christians have been marking Holy Week with processions and re-enactments of Jesus Christ's last journey before he was crucified.
In the Mexican city of Atlixco, a penitent wearing heavy chains and with cactus stuck to his skin takes part in a procession.
The traditional Way of the Cross procession, recalling Christ's suffering and death, proceeds over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
The El Salvador capital sees female prisoners take part in the commemorations.
Hundreds of Haitians take part in an annual pilgrimage in a Port-au-Prince suburb - the stone placed on the head is a sign of penitence.
An actor playing Christ lies on the ground as he re-enacts the crucifixion in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.
Penitents of the "Cucuruchos" brotherhood exchange views before their procession in Quito.
Three men hang on crosses on a hill above La Paz, re-enacting the crucifixion.