Christians marks Palm Sunday

Christians around the world have marked Palm Sunday with traditional parades through towns and cities. Worshippers gathered together to remember the moment in Christian tradition when Jesus triumphantly entered Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion, with crowds cheering and greeting him while waving palm leaves.
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A layman of the Roman Catholic Church (C) blesses palms during Palm Sunday celebrations in Manila on April 13, 2014. Palm Sunday marks the start of the lenten season and according to believers, Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Christian Orthodox pilgrims carry palm branches and flowers during a procession on the eve of Palm Sunday from Mt. of Olives into Jerusalem's Old City on April 12, 2014. The ceremony is a landmark in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Orthodox nuns carry palm branches and flowers during a procession on the eve of Palm Sunday from Mt. of Olives into Jerusalem's Old City on April 12, 2014. The ceremony is a landmark in the Christian calendar, marking the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem the week before his crucifixion, when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves. Palm Sunday marks the start of the most solemn week in the Christian calendar. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Iraqi Christian woman holds a piece of olive branch as worshippers gather at the St. Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq , on April 12, 2014, to celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves the week before his death. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi Christian women hold a piece of olive branch as they gather at St. Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq , on April 12, 2014, to celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves the week before his death. (AFP/Getty Images)
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An Egyptian Orthodox Christian uses palm leaves to make a cross during the Palm Sunday procession on April 28, 2013 in Cairo. Palm Sunday marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. Orthodox Christians will celebrate Easter on May 5. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Syrian Orthodox Christians attend a mass marking the Palm Sunday on April 28, 2013 at the Saint-Elias church in the Syrian capital in Damascus. On Palm Sunday Christians celebrate the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves, a week before his crucifixion. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Street vendors weave palm branches into decorative creations ahead of 'Palm Sunday' in Manila sidewalk on April 12, 2014. Lenten Sunday in this largely Roman Catholic nation marks Jesus Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi Christian youth hold up olive branches as the gather at the St. Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq , on April 12, 2014, to celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves the week before his death. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Iraqi Christians women pick up a piece of olive branch as they gather at the St. Joseph church in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq , on April 12, 2014, to celebrate Palm Sunday that marks the triumphant return of Jesus Christ to Jerusalem when a cheering crowd greeted him waving palm leaves the week before his death. (AFP/Getty Images)