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Christians Observe Holy Week, Jews Prepare for Passover

Christians are taking part in Holy Week activities in preparation for Easter holiday April 8, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ. Meanwhile, Jews mark Passover, which commemorates the Israelites being freed from slavery in Egypt.

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Worshippers surround the icon of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Valencia, Spain. (AP)
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Worshippers surround the icon of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Valencia, Spain. (AP)

A Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)
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A Pakistani Christian woman prays during a Mass on Good Friday in a church in Islamabad, Pakistan. (AP)

A devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Gauhati, India. (AP)
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A devotee enacts the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Gauhati, India. (AP)

Pakistani Christians carry a cross during a Mass on Good Friday in Quetta, Pakistan. (AP)
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Pakistani Christians carry a cross during a Mass on Good Friday in Quetta, Pakistan. (AP)

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