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In pictures: Good Friday

Christians re-enact scenes from the crucifixion at the Mount Carmel Cathedral in Ahmedabad, India.

Christians around the world have been holding Good Friday services - some re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ.

Re-enactment of crucifixion in Bensheim, Germany

In the German town of Bensheim, actors take part in the re-enactment.

Boy in costume in procession in Quito, Ecuador - photo Adam Blenford

Devotees in Quito, Ecuador, march for five hours through crowds in the historic old city.

A nail penetrates the palm of Gwendelyn Pedrosa during a re-enactment of the crucifixion in Paombong, north of Manila, in the Philippines.

Some very devout penitents in the Philippines follow in Christ's footsteps even up to the point of being nailed to a cross.

People look from a window at penitents of the Los Dolores brotherhood in Cordoba, Spain

Most Spanish towns and cities hold processions during Holy Week. Here people watch from a window in Cordoba as penitents pass by.

Process on Brooklyn Bridge, New York

New York's Way of the Cross procession brings hundreds of Christians over Brooklyn Bridge to Lower Manhattan.

Penitents by statue of Jesus during mass in Goias, Brazil

Penitents stand by a statue of Jesus during a Good Friday mass in Goias, Brazil.

A Christian carries a cross along the Via Dolorosa in the old city of Jerusalem

In Jerusalem, many follow the Via Dolorosa, or Way of Suffering, the route believed to have been taken by Christ to Calvary, a hill outside the walls of the old city.

A Christian monk arrives at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem during a Good Friday procession.

After the crucifixion, Jesus' body is said to have been buried in a cave - which has been covered since the 4th Century by the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, in Jerusalem.


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