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In pictures: Good Friday processions

Penitents of 'Cucuruchos' brotherhood march in Quito, Ecuador.

Christians have been marking Holy Week with processions and re-enactments of Jesus Christ's last journey before he was crucified.

A penitent wearing heavy chains and cactus stuck to his skin takes part in a procession in Mexico.

In the Mexican city of Atlixco, a penitent wearing heavy chains and with cactus stuck to his skin takes part in a procession.

Way of the Cross procession at Brooklyn Bridge.

The traditional Way of the Cross procession, recalling Christ's suffering and death, proceeds over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.

Way of the Cross celebrations in El Salvador

The El Salvador capital sees female prisoners take part in the commemorations.

Hundreds take part in an  annual pilgrimage on Good Friday in a Port-au-Prince suburb.

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 unidentified actor dressed as Christ re-enacts the crucifixion in Honduras

An actor playing Christ lies on the ground as he re-enacts the crucifixion in the Honduran capital Tegucigalpa.

Penitents exchange words in Quito.

Penitents of the "Cucuruchos" brotherhood exchange views before their procession in Quito.

Three men hang on crosses on a hill above La Paz

Three men hang on crosses on a hill above La Paz, re-enacting the crucifixion.






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