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Statue bearers strain as they prepare to lift the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the start of a Good Friday procession in Valletta, Malta
Statue bearers strain as they prepare to lift the statue of Christ the Redeemer at the start of a Good Friday procession in Valletta, Malta Credit: Reuters
Penitents take part in a Good Friday procession in Civitavecchia, north of Rome
Penitents take part in a Good Friday procession in Civitavecchia, north of Rome Credit: Reuters
An actor portraying Jesus Christ takes part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) at Plateau Dokui, an area of Abidjan
An actor portraying Jesus Christ takes part in a "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross) at Plateau Dokui, an area of Abidjan Credit: Reuters
Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in front of huge crowds at the Colosseum in Rome
Pope Francis leads the Via Crucis (Way of the Cross) in front of huge crowds at the Colosseum in Rome Credit: Reuters

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