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Holy Week around the World 2011

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Palm Sunday, devotees wait to be blessed by Orthodox Priest. source: AP

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Orthodox nuns hold palm fronds as they attend Palm Sunday festivities in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 17, 2011. REUTERS/Darren Whiteside

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Bulgarian Orthodox attend Palm Sunday service, source: AP

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Palm Sunday in Russia, source: AP

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Palm Sunday in Sofia, Bulgaria, source: Sofia News Agency

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Pilgrimage on the Palm Sunday in Bucharest, Romania, source: basilica.ro

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A Christian worshipper cries during the traditional Greek Orthodox Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, April 21, 2011, ahead of Easter. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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An Orthodox Christian pilgrim emerges out of the water of the Jordan River during a ceremony for the upcoming holiday of Easter at the baptismal site known as Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptised Jesus Christ, near the West Bank city of Jericho, April 20, 2011. REUTERS/Baz Ratner

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III (R) blesses worshipers before the traditional washing of the feet ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city on April 21, 2011. Christians around the world are marking the Holy Week, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, leading up to his resurrection on Easter. GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theofilos III, center, pours water into a basin during the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Christians from around the world are in the Holy Land marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

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Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilios III (R) conducts the traditional washing of the feet ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city on April 1, 2010

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A Greek Orthodox priest reads from a religious text during the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, the site where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Christians from around the world are in the Holy Land marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill

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A Christian pilgrim prays during the Washing of the Feet ceremony outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, the site where many Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried, in Jerusalem's Old City, Thursday, April 21, 2011. Christians from around the world are in the Holy Land marking the solemn period of Easter. (AP Photo/Tara Todras-Whitehill) (Tara Todras-Whitehill - AP)

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Patriarch Kirill (Russia) holds service and washing of feet on Holy Thursday. RIA Novosti

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Patriarch Kirill holds service and washing of feet on Holy Thursday. RIA Novosti

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Patriarch of Serbia Irinej serving Communion on Holy Thursday photo: Serbian Orthodox Church

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Painted Easter eggs are displayed during an open workshop at the Ethnographic Institute and Museum in Sofia, April 15, 2011. REUTERS/Oleg Popov

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A woman uses a traditional wax technique to paint an Easter egg, keeping up the Bulgarian tradition of producing elaborately-decorated eggs for Easter on Great and Holy Thursday, Sofia, Thursday, Apr. 21, 2011. This year the Bulgarian Orthodox Church will celebrate Easter on April 24th, which this year coincides with the catholic Easter. AP Photo/Valentina Petrova

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Orthodox Christians from Serbia take part in a Good Friday procession along Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City April 22, 2011. Christians retraced the route Jesus Christ took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre photo: REUTERS

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Chrisitan pilgrims carry wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during the Good Friday procession on April 22, 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. Getty Images / Uriel Sinai


 

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A Greek Orthodox priest holds an icon of the body of Jesus during a Good Friday reenactment of Christ being taken down from the crucifix, at the Pendeli Monastery, near Athens, on Friday, April 22, 2011. Orthodox Christians around the world celebrate Easter on Sunday, April 24. (AP Photo/Kostas Tsironis)

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A Greek Orthodox priest raises a covered image of Jesus Christ during a mass on Good Friday at Penteli monastery, north of Athens April 22, 2011 photo: REUTERS

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Orthodox Christians from Serbia hold crosses as they wait along Via Dolorosa before a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City April 22, 2011. Christians retraced the route Jesus Christ took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre photo: REUTERS

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Orthodox Christians stand at one of the stations along Via Dolorosa during a Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City April 22, 2011. Christians retraced the traditional route Jesus Christ took along Via Dolorosa to his crucifixion in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre. photo: REUTERS

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Bulgarian Orthodox believers pray before the crucifix at Alexander Newsky Cathedral in Sofia, Friday, April 22, 2011. The Orthodox church is observing Good Friday, the day of Jesus Christ's crucifixion. photo: AP

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Holy Friday service at St. George Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Greenville, South Carolina photo: Ben Slayton

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An Orthodox priest sprinkles holy water over painted eggs and kulichi (traditional cakes prepared for Easter) after an Orthodox Easter service at the townof Chernobyl, in the 30km (19 miles) exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 24, 2011. This year, Orthodox and Catholic churches are celebrating Easter on the same day. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)

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An Orthodox priest blesses traditional Easter cakes and painted eggs prepared for Easter celebrations in the Kyiv-Pechersk Lavra church (Cave Monastery)in the capital city of Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, April 24, 2011. (AP Photo/Sergei Chuzavkov)

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A man lights a candle before the midnight Orthodox Easter service in the town of Chernobyl, located in the 30-km exclusion zone around the closed Chernobyl nuclear power plant, April 23, 2011. This year, Orthodox and Catholic churches are celebrating Easter on the same date. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE)

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Christian Orthodox pilgrims light candles as fire spreads through the crowd attending the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 23, 2011. Orthodox Christians believe Jesus was crucified and buried at the site where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher now stands, and that a flame appears spontaneously from his tomb on the day before Easter to show he has not forgotten his followers. Photo: Oded Balilty / AP

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Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the "Holy Fire" as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city, April 23, 2011, during the "Holy Fire" ceremony on the eve of the Orthodox Easter. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for 11 centuries, is marked by the appearance of "sacred fire" in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre. The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the site of the final resting place of Jesus Christ, according to Christian tradition. Credit: GALI TIBBON/AFP/Getty Images


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Christian Orthodox worshippers hold up candles lit from the 'Holy Fire' as thousands gather in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's old city on April 23, 2011 during the 'Holy Fire' ceremony on the eve of the Orthodox Easter. The ceremony celebrated in the same way for 11 centuries, is marked by the appearance of 'sacred fire' in the two cavities on either side of the Holy Sepulchre. The Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem is the site of the final resting place of Jesus Christ, according to Christian tradition. AFP/ Getty Images / Gali Tibbon

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Christian Orthodox nuns hold up lit candles outside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, April 23, 201. Tens of thousands of Christian pilgrims from Eastern churches converged on the Holy City to take part in the Easter "Holy Fire" vigil in which the "miracle" light from Jesus' tomb is shared by candles to the crowd. Credit: AHMAD GHARABLI/AFP/Getty Images

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A Greek Orthodox woman lights candles during an Easter rite at St. George's Church in Fener Patriarchate, Istanbul, April 24, 2011. Credit: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images

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People attend an Orthodox Easter service outside of the church in the city of Chernobyl, April 24, 2011. Credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images



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Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I (center), surrounded by priests, prays during the Easter rite at St. George Church in Fener Patriarchate, Istanbul, April 24, 2011. Credit: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images

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Local people light candles at the graves of their loved ones at the cemetery of Pasarea monastery, shortly after the Easter religious services in Pasarea village, April 24, 2011. Credit: DANIEL MIHAILESCU/AFP/Getty Images

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Bulgarian Orthodox bishops share the holy light with the people at the golden-domed Alexander Nevski cathedral, during Easter mass in the Bulgarian capital Sofia, early Sunday, April 24, 2011. The Bulgarian Orthodox Church celebrates Easter on Sunday, which this year coincides with the catholic Easter. Credit: AP Photo/Valentina Petrova


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Russian Orthodox Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill holds an Orthodox Easter service in Moscow, April 24, 2011 at the Christ the Saviour cathedral. Credit: NATALIA KOLESNIKOVA/AFP/Getty Images

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An ethnic Russian woman lights a candle celebrating Orthodox Easter in a Church in Grozny, the capital of Chechnya, Russia, Sunday, April 24, 2011. Orthodox Easter and Catholic Easter coincide this year. Musa Sadulayev - AP

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An elderly woman attends an Orthodox Easter service in the city of Chernobyl, Ukraine, April 24, 2011. Credit: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/Getty Images



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Women light candles during an Orthodox Easter service in the city of Chernobyl on April 24, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Sergei Supinsky

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The Church of Holy Sepulcher hosts the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City on Saturday.  In the ceremony, a flame believed to be miraculously lit emanates from the tomb. REUTERS/NIR ELIAS

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Christian Orthodox pilgrims light candles as fire spreads through the crowd attending the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 23, 2011. AP / Oded Balilty

 

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Romanian Orthodox worshipers crowd around father Adrian to light candles during the Easter religious service in Ulmi, Romania, early Sunday, April 24, 2011. This year the country's Orthodox majority celebrated Easter on the same day with the Catholics. AP / Vadim Ghirda

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Worshippers hold candles at the Church of Holy Sepulchre during the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City on April 23. Baz Ratner / Reuters

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A general view of the Church of Holy Sepulchre during the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony in Jerusalem's Old City on April 23. Christians around the world celebrate Easter on Sunday. REUTERS/NIR ELIAS

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View looking down from the rotunda inside the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem that shows the Tomb of Christ as the miracle of the Holy Fire occurs on April 23, the day before Easter. Eastern Orthodox Christians believe the Holy Fire, which emenates from within the Tomb of Christ and quickly spreads around the church and outside to Jerusalem and even to foreign countries, represents the flame of the Resurrection power, as well as the fire of the Burning Bush of Mount Sinai. Abir Sultan/EPA

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Christian Orthodox pilgrims light candles as fire spreads through the crowd attending the Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City, Saturday, April 23, 2011. AP / Oded Balilty

 

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Pascha in Romania, AP

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A Greek Orthodox woman carries dyed eggs during an Easter rite at St. George Church in Fener Patriarchate, Istanbul, April 24, 2011. Credit: MUSTAFA OZER/AFP/Getty Images

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Revelers hold flares during pre-Easter celebrations in the city of Agrinio, western Greece, late Good Friday, April 22, 2011. The celebration, known as "saitopolemos" in Greek, dates back to Greece's 1821-32 war of independence against the Ottoman Empire. AP / Petros Giannakouris

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Romanian Christian Orthodox believers visit the ossuary of Pasarea monastery shortly after the Easter religious service as local nuns light candles for those who have died in Pasarea village (20km east from Bucharest) April 24, 2011. AFP/ Getty Images / Daniel Mihailescu