Christians around the world are celebrating Easter Sunday, the day they believe Jesus Christ was resurrected.
At Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church, believed to be the site of Christ's burial, Latin Patriarch Michel Sabah conducts his last Easter Mass.
In the US, worshipers at Saint Louis Cathedral in New Orleans dress in their Sunday best.
This musician is among crowds who braved rain on Rome's St Peters Square for Pope Benedict XVI's Easter message.
There was more rain in central Seoul, where worshippers have prayed for the reunification of North and South Korea.
In the Philippines, many children paint eggs, an Easter tradition in many parts of the world.
Women in traditional dress sing during an Easter Mass in the Belarusian capital Minsk.
Priests from Bulgaria's Armenian community consecrate red painted eggs during a service in the Black Sea resort of Varna.
Sorbs - a Catholic minority in eastern Germany - ride in a historic Easter procession to celebrate the resurrection.
Members of Pakistan's tiny Christian minority join Easter prayers at a church in Karachi.
In Iraq, some have been lighting candles in solidarity with the country's beleaguered Christian minority.