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Midlands Good Friday recreation

Hundreds of people watched the Good Friday recreation of the Easter story in Leicester. Many other Easter celebrations are taking place across the region.

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Hundreds watch Leicester's Good Friday recreation

Hundreds gather to watch the 'Christ in the Centre Passion Play in Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

Leicester's Humberstone Gate is the scene of Jesus Christ's crucifixion today as Christ in the Centre begins.

It's an annual production that takes over the centre of the city to dramatically reenact the death of Christ.

The production in the centre of Leicester Credit: ITV News Central

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the event which is expected to pull in crowds of over 10,000 people.

This year the part of Jesus is being played by Nathan Obokoh Credit: ITV News Central

It's not a cheap production to put on, this year it has cost £43,000. The majority of that is for the staging and sound system. It has been paid for by donations from churches and organisations.

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