Easter 2015 Celebrating around the World

Easter 2015 Celebrating around the World
A moment of the traditional ceremony of the “Madonna who runs away” (La Madonna che scappa) in Sulmona, Central Italy, Sunday, April 5, 2015. The reenactment is held every year on Easter morning, when the statue of the Virgin Mary, wearing a black robe, is carried on shoulder by a number of young men and when the procession meets the statue of the resurrected Christ, they start running and the black veil and white scarf fall down, leaving the staue in a green mantle. (Photo by Claudio Lattanzio/AP Photo/ANSA)

Participants dressed as angels march in the annual Easter procession during traditional Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 5, 2015 in Ouro Preto, Brazil. Holy Week marks Easter celebrations for Catholics and Brazil holds the largest number of Catholics on the planet. Ouro Preto was a colonial mining town founded in the late 17th century and the Semana Santa tradition in Ouro Preto can be traced back to the 18th century Portuguese colonial period. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)
An Orthodox priest blesses worshippers during Palm Sunday in Tbilisi, on April 5, 2015. Palm Sunday marks the start of the week leading up to Easter, Christendom’s most joyous observance marking the reported Resurrection of Christ. (Photo by Vano Shlamov/AFP Photo)
An Orthodox Christian woman crosses herself after the Palm Sunday mass in the eastern Ukrainian city of Donetsk on April 5, 2015. (Photo by Dimitar Dilkoff/AFP Photo)
An Orthodox Church priest, center, blesses the faithful holding willow twigs during a mass to mark the Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, April 5, 2015. In Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, where palms or olive trees don’t grow, willow tree twigs are used. (Photo by Sergei Grits/AP Photo)
Parishioners jump over bonfires as they wait for the start of a procession during the Holy Week celebrations in Ayacucho, Peru, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Ayacucho has large religious celebrations during the Holy Week. These celebrations also include processions, fireworks, horse races and the a running of the bulls. (Photo by Sebastian Castañeda/AP Photo)

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