Christians around the world celebrate Easter

Christians across the world celebrate on Easter Sunday, the day when Jesus Christ was resurrected
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Davey Mitchello participates in the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue March 31, 2013 in New York City. The annual festivities attracts hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. (Getty Images)
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Pope Francis delivers Mass prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his message to the gathered faithful from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square after his first Holy week as Pontiff. (Getty Images)
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Revelers participate during the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue March 31, 2013 in New York City. The annual festivities attracts hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. (Getty Images)
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Revelers participate during the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue March 31, 2013 in New York City. The annual festivities attracts hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. (Getty Images)
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President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia walk across Lafayette Park from the White House on their way to Easter services at St John's Episcopal Church March 31, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Getty Images)
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'Sampauluna' giant statues are carried during the Easter procession on March 31, 2013 in San Cataldo on the Italian island of Sicily. The giant papier-mâché representing the eleven apostles (excluding Judas) are carried on shoulders by devotees on a complex route to the encounter with the Madonna. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Two siblings play with water in a street of the Cidade de Deus shantytown during Easter Day in Rio de Janeiro on March 31, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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This picture taken in Jakarta on March 31, 2013 shows a man placing a message on a giant Easter egg while Christians (back R) hold an Easter service outside of the presidential palace in Jakarta. More than 200 Indonesian Christians on March 31, held an Easter service in front of the presidential palace, demanding the government stop church closures in the world's most populous Muslim country. The worshippers came from three areas on the outskirts of Jakarta where local government officials shut churches, citing community opposition or the lack of proper building permits. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Catholics faithful participate in the Resurrection Procession during Easter Sunday in Managua on March 31, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Congregants pray during Easter services at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in the Soweto area March 31, 2013 in Johannesburg, South Africa. A central gathering place during he anti-apartheid struggle, the church held prayers for former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, who is in the hospital for the third time since December with lung problems. Referring to Mandela by clan name, Madiba, President Jacob Zuma said, 'We appeal to the people of South Africa and the world to pray for our beloved Madiba and his family and to keep them in their thoughts.' Mandela's lungs were damaged when he contracted tuberculosis during his 27 years in the infamous Robben Island prison. Mandela became the nation's first democratically elected president in 1994 following the end of apartheid. (Getty Images)
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Janice Miller plays with her 2 year old daughter, Angelina, during the annual Easter Day procession on 5th Avenue March 31, 2013 in New York City. The annual festivities attracts hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. (Getty Images)
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Catholic faithful participate in the Easter Sunday mass in Tegucigalpa, on March 31, 2013. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pope Francis is given a San Lorenzo's shirt, the Buenos Aires football team as he greets the faithful prior to his first 'Urbi et Orbi' blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica during Easter Mass on March 31, 2013 in Vatican City, Vatican. Pope Francis delivered his message to the gathered faithful from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica in St. Peter's Square after his first Holy week as Pontiff. (Getty Images)