Christians around the world are celebrating Easter Sunday, the day they believe Jesus Christ was resurrected - coming back to life three days after he died on the cross.
This Easter Mass is being held at Jerusalem's Holy Sepulchre church, which is thought to be the site of Christ's burial.
Tens of thousands of people braved the rain in Rome to attend Pope Benedict XVI's Easter Mass and blessing at St Peter's Square.
The Pope renewed his call for peace in Iraq and Tibet during the service, which was broadcast live to 57 countries.
There was more rain in central Seoul, where worshippers prayed for North and South Korea to be reunited.
This young boy in Kosovo listened to messages of renewal, peace and hope during the Easter Sunday service in the village of Vitina.
In Afghanistan, American troops took time out from the conflict there to attend an Easter service.
These children in the Philippines are painting eggs, which is an Easter tradition in many parts of the world.
And in Iraq, some people have been lighting candles to support the country's Christian minority.