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In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world

Masks, processions, and real-life crucifixions…

MILLIONS OF CHRISTIANS around the world have begun taking part in ceremonies to mark Easter.

But the rituals vary enormously from place to place. In Spain the faithful donned hats and masks to process through Seville, while Christians in the Philippines went as far as a full-blown re-enactment of the Crucifixion.

We’ve collected some of the best images from ceremonies around the world (Warning: contains graphic images):

In pictures: Easter ceremonies begin around the world
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  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

  • Easter ceremonies begin around the world

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