World`s Easter 2012

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 From Around The World.

This Sunday, Orthodox Christians have celebrated the joyful holiday of Easter, while the Catholics have made it a week earlier. Easter is preceded by Holy Week – a week, during which,Jesus was crucified and resurrected. In different parts of the world Christian family attend church services, their are lots of religious processions held on the streets of cities. Here you will find pictures taken on Easter week in different parts of the world.

1. The believer portrays Jesus Christ during the crucifixion of the Savior in the staging of Good Friday in Masatlane, Mexico, April 6, 2012. (Reuters / Stringer)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (1)  2. A young Pakistani Christian listening to Easter Mass at the Church of St. John in Peshawar, Pakistan, April 8, 2012. (AP Photo / Mohammad Sajjad)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (2)   3. People watching the statue of Jesus Christ during a religious procession in Malaga, Spain, April 6, 2012. (Reuters / Jon Nazca)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (3)  4. “Penitents” pass pattern out of colored sawdust in front of a religious procession in the city of Antigua Guatemala,  April 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Moises Castillo)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (4)5. British chocolatier Paul Young making chocolate Easter eggs in his candy store in central London, April 5, 2012. (AP Photo / Matt Dunham)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (5)  6. “Penitents” lighting candles in Malaga, Spain, April 5, 2012. (Reuters / Jon Nazca)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (6)  7. The girl in the image of the Virgin Mary is involved in a religious procession in the town of Patzcuaro, Michoacan State, Mexico, April 6, 2012. (Alfredo Estrella / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (7)  8. Katoliki carrying a statue of Jesus of Nazareth during the procession, which is called “Feeds Jesus of Nazareth.” The picture was taken April 4 in Cote de Cartago, Costa Rica. (Reuters / Juan Carlos Ulate)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (8)  9. Catholics hold torches during a religious procession «O enterro do Senhor» in Obidos, Portugal, April 6, 2012. (Reuters / Rafael Marchante)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (9)  10. Volker Kraft decorating a tree of 10 thousands Easter eggs in the garden in Saalfeld, Germany, March 21, 2012. The tradition of decorating a tree for Easter is observed in the Kraft family for over 40 years. (AP Photo / Jens Meyer)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (10)  11. In anticipation of Sunday Mass in a dilapidated cathedral of the earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. (AP Photo / Ramon Espinosa)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (11)  12. Villagers burn “Judas” in the village Vilyadego near Burgos, Spain, April 7, 2012. “Judas” symbolizes evil omen and it clears the burning village for the whole next year. (Reuters / Felix Ordonez)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (12)  13. A worker checking the quality of the dyed eggs in a factory in Tanhauzene, Germany, March 30, 2012. In the Easter season, the factory paint every day about 180,000 hard-boiled eggs. (Karl-Josef Hildenbrand / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (13)  14. Women singing and praying during Mass at the church on Easter Sunday in Lilongwe, Malawi, Africa, April 8, 2012. (Stephane de Sakutin / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (14)  15. Holy Week outside of San Salvador, 2 April 2012. ‘The Devil’ hits the whip Catholics to clean up those sins. (Jose Cabezas / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (15)  16. Children gathered eggs at a park in Brussels, Belgium, April 8, 2012. Belgium tried to break the world record for the collection of Easter eggs, as recorded in the “Guinness Book of Records.” (Reuters / Laurent Dubrule)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (16)  17. In the German village, which is located near the town of Bautzen, there is an interesting custom at Passover time riders, they get dressed in costumes of the 19th century, galloping on horseback through the streets announcing the resurrection of Jesus Christ. The horses’ manes braided in pigtails. (Carsten Koall / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (17)  18. Presentation of “Via Dolorosa” during Holy Week in Paraguay, April 6, 2012. (Reuters / Jorge Adorno)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (18)  19. Colored chickens sold in the market on the eve of Easter in the heart of Amman, Jordan, April 2, 2012. (Reuters / Ali Jarekji)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (19)  20. Nadia Coppola joins the pilgrims who go to the procession to the Holy Island on April 6 in the English town of Brevik-upon-Tweed. More than 60 people, young and old, celebrated Easter, walking on foot along the tidal causeway during the annual Christian pilgrimage. Every year, people of different ages from different countries come together for Easter on Holy Island. (Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (20)  21. “Penitents,” Brotherhood of the «Cofradia del Silencio» waiting for the start of the religious procession, which eventually was not held due to rain. The picture was taken in Zamora, Spain, April 4, 2012. (Jasper Juinen / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (21)  22. Some devout Filipinos nailed themselves to the cross. The photograph captures the process of preparing, San Fernando City (north of Manila), April 5, 2012. (Ted Aljibe / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (22) 23. People in the Easter bonfire in Elbingerode, Germany, April 7, 2012. (AP Photo / Gero Breloer)
Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (23)  24. Girl in angel costume takes part in the celebration at the Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, March 30, 2012. (Esteban Felix / Associated Press)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (24)  25. Young Catholic participating in a religious procession of the brotherhood of «La Pasion del Senor» in Pamplona, ​​Spain, April 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Alvaro Barrientos)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (25)  26. People in a traditional religious procession “Bound” on Good Friday in Masatepe, Nicaragua, April 6, 2012. (AP Photo / Esteban Felix)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (26)  27. The procession on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York, April 6, 2012. (Michael Nagle / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (27)  28. Catholic priests with a spark at the time of the ritual washing of the feet on Holy Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Sepulcher, where according to belief, it was buried and then resurrected Jesus Christ in the Old City of Jerusalem, April 5, 2012. (Bernat Armangue / Associated Press)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (28)  29. Pope Benedict XVI holds a candle during the Mass on Easter Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, April 7, 2012. (Vincenzo Pinto / AFP / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (29) 30. Romanian artist Lucia Kondrea shows her work at an exhibition of painted Easter eggs, which was held at the headquarters of the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium, March 29, 2012. (AP Photo / Yves Logghe)
Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (30)  31. The actor plays the role of Jesus Christ during the crucifixion of Christ on the staging of Playa Delfines beach on Good Friday in Cancun, Mexico, April 6, 2012.(Reuters / Victor Ruiz Garcia)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (31)  32. “Penitents,” Brotherhood of the «Santa Cruz» (The Holy Cross) going to his church on Holy Week in Seville, Spain, April 3, 2012. (Reuters / Marcelo del Pozo)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (32)  33. The Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu baptized believer in York, England, April 7, 2012. (Bethany Clarke / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (33)  34. A believer in preparation for the passage of the Christ. Valverde de la Vera, Spain, April 6, 2012. (David Ramos / Getty Images)

Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (34) 35. Pope Benedict XVI will deliver addresses «Urbi et Orbi» (Castle and the world) from the balcony of St. Peter’s Basilica in Vatican City, April 8, 2012. (Reuters / Osservatore Romano)
Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (35) 36. Women in traditional mantilla in a religious procession of the brotherhood «Vineros» the Easter week in Malaga, Spain, April 5, 2012. (Jorge Guerrero / AFP / Getty Images)
Pictures of Holy Week and Easter 2012 (36)  37. The believer holds the cross of bread during a prayer at the Cathedral of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem’s Old City, April 6, 2012. (Reuters / Ammar Awad)

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