Christians celebrate Good Friday

Christians around the world celebrate Good Friday
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Pope Benedict XVI (C) holds the cross during the Celebration of the Lord's Passion on Good Friday on April 6, 2012 St Peter's basilica at The Vatican. Christians mark the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday in a series of ceremonies culminating on Sunday, when they celebrate Christ's resurrection. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pope Benedict XVI presides over the Way Of The Cross procession at the Colosseum on Good Friday April 6, 2012 in Rome, Italy. The traditional Catholic procession on Good Friday recalls the crucifixion of Jesus Christ ahead of Sunday's Easter holiday. (Getty Images)
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The Most Rev. Nicholas DiMarzio (L), Bishop of Brooklyn, and Timothy Cardinal Dolan (R), Archbishop of New York, attend the 17th Way Of The Cross at St. James Cathedral-Basilica before worshipers march over the Brooklyn Bridge on April 06, 2012 in Brooklyn. The traditional Catholic procession on Good Friday recalls the crucifixion of Jesus Christ ahead of Sunday's Easter holiday. ((Getty Images)
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The revered image of the Lord of Miracles gathers thousands of people during an extraordinary Good Friday procession to Lima Cathedral on April 6, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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People look at a Good Friday's 'Holy Burial' procession on April 6, 2012, in Guatemala City. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Actors represent the Via Crucis as part of Good Friday ceremonies in the municipality of Acapulco, Guerrero state, Mexico, on April 6, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Actors represent the Via Crucis as part of Good Friday ceremonies in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Mexico, on April 6, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pilgrims enact the Passion of Christ along downtown Lima during the Good Friday procession at San Cristobal hill in Lima on April 6, 2012. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Pilgrims hold religious images during a peregrination at Patzcuaro municipality, Michoacan, Mexico, during Good Friday on April 6, 2012. Christians worldwide marked the most sombre day of their calendar, commemorating the crucifixion of Christ. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Celebrities and volunteers do their part to help feed the poor and impoverished at the annual Los Angeles Mission Easter Celebration on Good Friday, April 6, 2012 in Los Angeles, California. The Los Angeles Mission, which began in 1936 as a Skid Row soup kitchen, exists to provide help, hope, and opportunity to men, women and children in need. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Ladies in White human rights activist group attends a ceremony held as part as Holy Week's Good Friday celebrations, at Havana's Cathedral on April 6, 2012. This is the first time in decades that Cubans receive the Good Friday as holiday in response to Pope Benedict XVI request. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Worshippers pray near Zuccotti Park after marching over the Brooklyn Bridge in the 17th Way Of The Cross procession on April 06, 2012 in New York City. The traditional Catholic procession on Good Friday recalls the crucifixion of Jesus Christ ahead of Sunday's Easter holiday. (Getty Images)
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Actors of La Siembra theatre represent the Via Crucis as part of Good Friday ceremonies in the municipality of Trinidad, Santa Barbara department, some 300 km northwest of Tegucigalpa, on April 6, 2011. The procession remembers how Jesus was beaten, mocked and crowned with thorns before being crucified by the Romans. (AFP/Getty Images)
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Members of the Brotherhood of El Jesus Nazareno participate in the Via Crucis procession as part of Good Friday ceremonies in the town of Nahuizalco, 72 km west of San Salvador, on April 6, 2011. The procession remembers how Jesus was beaten, mocked and crowned with thorns before being crucified by the Romans. (AFP/Getty Images)