To mark Good Friday, Christians in the Philippines re-enact the last hours before Jesus Christ was crucified.
A Bosnian Serb woman decorates eggs to be distributed to worshippers during the forthcoming Orthodox Easter celebrations.
Pakistani Christians attend a Good Friday service at the Saint Anthony Church in Lahore.
Pilgrims from northern England and Scotland walk with crosses on the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island, on England's Northumbrian coast.
A woman sunbathes in the Spanish city of Valencia as penitents of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador y el Amparo brotherhood carry a figure of Jesus on a cross along the beach during an Easter Holy Week procession.
A sculpture made of 3,000 wooden painted Easter eggs is on display outside the 1,000 year-old Monastery of Caves in Kiev, Ukraine.
Ethiopian Orthodox Christians join pilgrims from many other countries as they carry a wooden cross through the cobbled streets of Jerusalem's Old City.
The Pope's personal preacher, the Rev Raniero Cantalamessa, provoked outrage by comparing criticism of the pontiff, over recent sex abuse allegations to have rocked the Catholic Church, to anti-Semitism.
The Vatican said the remarks in Fr Cantalamessa's sermon did not represent its official view. Pope Benedict XVI later presided over the Way Of The Cross procession at the Colosseum in Rome.
A member of the Holy Crucifix Confraternity carries an orange symbolising the passion of Christ during a Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) procession through the streets of the Sicilian town of Collesano, near Palermo.
In the Spanish city of Seville, thousands follow the "Macarena Virgin" in a Good Friday procession.
A young man lights a candle in front of a portrait of the late Pope John Paul II in Warsaw, Poland.
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