Orthodox Christians flock to Holy Fire ceremony

Tens of thousands of Orthodox Christians descend on Jerusalem’s Old City for the annual ceremony of the Holy Fire
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers struggle to light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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A Christian worshiper holds a candle lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)
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Christian worshipers light candles lit from a flame that emerged from the tomb believed to be of Jesus Christ as they take part in the ceremony of the holy fire at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher May 04, 2013 in Jerusalem. The ancient fire ritual celebrates the Messiah's resurrection after being crucified on the cross. (Getty Images)