In photos: The world commemorates Jesus’ crucifixion

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Kristy Morgan, third left, plays Mary Magdalene and Brendan Paul, second right, plays the part of Jesus as parishioners from the Wesley Mission re-enact journey of the cross procession on Good Friday in Sydney. (Rick Mycroft/AP)

Kristy Morgan, third left, plays Mary Magdalene and Brendan Paul, second right, plays the part of Jesus as parishioners from the Wesley Mission re-enact journey of the cross procession on Good Friday in Sydney. (Rick Mycroft/AP)

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Christian pilgrims attend Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. Good Friday is a Christian holiday which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. (Dan Baliltyl/AP)

Christian pilgrims attend Good Friday procession in Jerusalem. Good Friday is a Christian holiday which marks the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death. (Dan Baliltyl/AP)

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Christian pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Good Friday procession. Christians around the world observe Good Friday as the day when Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity so that he could save them from their sins. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

Christian pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Good Friday procession. Christians around the world observe Good Friday as the day when Jesus Christ died on the cross for humanity so that he could save them from their sins. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

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A penitent’s feet is being nailed on a wooden cross during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in Cutud village, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Good Friday is observed as a public holiday in various countries such as India, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Finland, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden among others. (Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS)

A penitent’s feet is being nailed on a wooden cross during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in Cutud village, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Good Friday is observed as a public holiday in various countries such as India, Canada, the UK, Germany, Australia, Bermuda, Brazil, Finland, Malta, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Sweden among others. (Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS)

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Christian pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Good Friday procession. For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year. It is also referred as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

Christian pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City during the Good Friday procession. For Christians, it is the most sorrowful, sombre and sacred day of the year. It is also referred as Holy Friday, Great Friday, Black Friday, or Easter Friday. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

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A Christian pilgrim and a child carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City. Churches observe the day with a service that normally takes place in the evening, where they remember Christ’s death with hymns, thanksgiving prayers, talk about the special significance that the day holds and observe the Lord’s Supper. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

A Christian pilgrim and a child carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem’s Old City. Churches observe the day with a service that normally takes place in the evening, where they remember Christ’s death with hymns, thanksgiving prayers, talk about the special significance that the day holds and observe the Lord’s Supper. (Thomas Coex/AFP)

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Religious leaders carry a cross during a silent Good Friday march in Durban, South Africa. The etymology of the term ‘good’ in Good Friday is contested in various circles. (Rogan Ward/REUTERS)

Religious leaders carry a cross during a silent Good Friday march in Durban, South Africa. The etymology of the term ‘good’ in Good Friday is contested in various circles. (Rogan Ward/REUTERS)

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A Philippine Christian devotee reacts in pain while nailed to a cross during a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. While some say ‘good’ means holy, others say that it is a modification of ‘God Friday.’ (Noel Celis/AFP)

A Philippine Christian devotee reacts in pain while nailed to a cross during a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. While some say ‘good’ means holy, others say that it is a modification of ‘God Friday.’ (Noel Celis/AFP)

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Philippine Christian devotees bring down Ruben Enaje (C) after he was nailed to a cross during a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. However, many believe it is an appropriate term since it denotes that Christ suffered and died for his people. (Noel Celis/AFP)

Philippine Christian devotees bring down Ruben Enaje (C) after he was nailed to a cross during a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. However, many believe it is an appropriate term since it denotes that Christ suffered and died for his people. (Noel Celis/AFP)

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A flagellant walks in front of crosses before a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. Catholics do not eat meat on Good Friday but can eat fish instead and it is also customary to eat warm hot cross buns. (Noel Celis/AFP)

A flagellant walks in front of crosses before a re-enactment of the Crucifixion of Christ. Catholics do not eat meat on Good Friday but can eat fish instead and it is also customary to eat warm hot cross buns. (Noel Celis/AFP)

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25-year-old student Brendan Paul depicting himself as Jesus Christ carries a cross in a re-enactment from the bible, on Good Friday in Sydney. They normally fast on this day unless they have health issues or are below the prescribed age. (Peter Parks/AFP)

25-year-old student Brendan Paul depicting himself as Jesus Christ carries a cross in a re-enactment from the bible, on Good Friday in Sydney. They normally fast on this day unless they have health issues or are below the prescribed age. (Peter Parks/AFP)

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Willy Salvador (C), 60, who is portraying Jesus Christ, is nailed on a wooden cross during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in San Juan village, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Protestants, on the other hand, do not have food restrictions on Good Friday but many follow the ‘no meat’ rule like the Catholics. (Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS)

Willy Salvador (C), 60, who is portraying Jesus Christ, is nailed on a wooden cross during a Good Friday crucifixion re-enactment in San Juan village, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. Protestants, on the other hand, do not have food restrictions on Good Friday but many follow the ‘no meat’ rule like the Catholics. (Romeo Ranoco/REUTERS)

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On Sunday after this comes Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated. Christians also observe Lent - a period of 40 days, except Sundays - that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. (Noel Celis/AFP)

On Sunday after this comes Easter, when the resurrection of Jesus is celebrated. Christians also observe Lent - a period of 40 days, except Sundays - that begins on Ash Wednesday and ends on Easter Sunday. (Noel Celis/AFP)

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Local tourists pose with the crosses before a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Lent represents the time Jesus spent fasting in the desert, before starting his public ministry, where he endured temptation by Satan. (Noel Celis/AFP)

Local tourists pose with the crosses before a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Lent represents the time Jesus spent fasting in the desert, before starting his public ministry, where he endured temptation by Satan. (Noel Celis/AFP)

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Participants whip their bloodied backs with bamboo as part of their penitence during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples just before the Last Supper took place. This practice is repeated on the Thursday before Good Friday, by the pope who washes the feet of up to 12 communicants. (Noel Celis/AFP)

Participants whip their bloodied backs with bamboo as part of their penitence during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Jesus washed the feet of his disciples just before the Last Supper took place. This practice is repeated on the Thursday before Good Friday, by the pope who washes the feet of up to 12 communicants. (Noel Celis/AFP)

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