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Holy Week around the World, 2008

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PHOTO: A general view of the Church of Holy Sepulchre during a Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (JERUSALEM)

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Romanian Orthodox children attend a midnight Easter (Pascha) service in Galati, 250 km (155 miles) northeast of Bucharest, April 27, 2008. Romania, like other Eastern European countries who share the Orthodox religion, celebrates Easter on Sunday. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA)

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Worshippers light candles from the candles of Orthodox priests during an Orthodox Easter (Pascha) service in the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral in Sofia April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA)

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Priests attend an Orthodox midnight Easter mass in Tbilisi April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Irakli Gedenidze (GEORGIA)

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Russia's President Vladimir Putin and his wife Lyudmila (R) and First Deputy Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (2nd L) and his wife Svetlana (L) attend an Orthodox Easter service at Christ the Saviour Cathedral in central Moscow April 27, 2008. REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin (RUSSIA)

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Serbia's President Boris Tadic (R) is welcomed by monks in the medieval Serb Orthodox monastery of Visoki Decani, about 90km (55 miles) west of Pristina, April 26, 2008. Tadic arrived in Kosovo to pray with fellow Serbs on Orthodox Easter. He was visiting Kosovo just as Serbia prepares to organize municipal elections in Kosovo next month despite warnings by the UN that the vote would breach its mandate in Kosovo. REUTERS/Serbia's Presidential Press Service/Aleksandar Stankovic/Handout (KOSOVO). FOR EDITORIAL USE ONLY. NOT FOR SALE FOR MARKETING OR ADVERTISING CAMPAIGNS.

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A worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM)

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Worshippers take part in the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 26, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (JERUSALEM)

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Greek-Orthodox priests carry a cross outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Eastern Church's Good Friday procession in the old City of Jerusalem April 25, 2008. Thousands of Greek-Orthodox worshippers retraced the traditional route Jesus Christ took along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (JERUSALEM)

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Greek-Orthodox worshippers stand outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Eastern Church's Good Friday procession in the old City of Jerusalem April 25, 2008. Thousands of worshippers retraced the traditional route Jesus Christ took along the Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. REUTERS/Steve Crisp (JERUSALEM)

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The Greek Orthodox patriarch of Jerusalem, Theophilos III, sprays holy water at worshippers after the Easter ceremony of the Washing of the Feet, which commemorates Jesus's actions at the Last Supper. (Photo: BBC News)

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A boy lights a candle during a Palm Sunday service in Veliky Novgorod, Russia, April 20, 2008. REUTERS/Mikhail Mordasov

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Bulgarians admire painted Easter eggs at an exhibition in the town of Varna. The Orthodox Church will celebrate Easter on 27 April. (BBC News)

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An Orthodox Christian pilgrim kisses an icon in a monastery near the baptismal site of Kasser el Yahud on the banks of the Jordan River, near the West Bank city of Jericho, April 22, 2008. REUTERS/Baz Ratner (WEST BANK)