Remembering the crucifixion

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Catholics re-enact the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ during a 'passion play' tableau at The Mount Caramel Church in Hyderabad. Passion plays, a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, are an integral part of Good Friday celebrations for Catholics. AFP/ Noah Seelam

Catholics re-enact the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ during a 'passion play' tableau at The Mount Caramel Church in Hyderabad. Passion plays, a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, are an integral part of Good Friday celebrations for Catholics. AFP/ Noah Seelam

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Penitents carrying a statue depecting "The Last Dinner" take part in a Holy Week procession. AFP/Manuel Hernandez

Penitents carrying a statue depecting "The Last Dinner" take part in a Holy Week procession. AFP/Manuel Hernandez

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Spanish legionnaires sing an anthem as they carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the Mena brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain. Reuters/Jon Nazca

Spanish legionnaires sing an anthem as they carry a statue of the Christ of Mena outside a church during a ceremony before they take part in the Mena brotherhood procession in Malaga, southern Spain. Reuters/Jon Nazca

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Ferdinand Santos, who has been acting the role of Jesus for 18 years, prepares with other actors during Senakulo, a Lenten play that depicts events from the Old and New Testaments related to the life, sufferings, and death of Christ, in Mandaluyong City. Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo

Ferdinand Santos, who has been acting the role of Jesus for 18 years, prepares with other actors during Senakulo, a Lenten play that depicts events from the Old and New Testaments related to the life, sufferings, and death of Christ, in Mandaluyong City. Reuters/Cheryl Ravelo

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Actors perform the Via Crucis in Tzintzuntzan community in Michoacan, Mexico. The actors are called "Espias" (spies), and ride around the community searching for Christ. AFP/Alfredo Estrella

Actors perform the Via Crucis in Tzintzuntzan community in Michoacan, Mexico. The actors are called "Espias" (spies), and ride around the community searching for Christ. AFP/Alfredo Estrella

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A man carrying a statue of Jesus Christ participates in a Holy Week procession in Izalco, some 40 miles west of San Salvador, El Salvador. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)

A man carrying a statue of Jesus Christ participates in a Holy Week procession in Izalco, some 40 miles west of San Salvador, El Salvador. (AP Photo/Luis Romero)

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A man works on an image of Jesus Christ while making a sawdust carpet on a road in Tegucigalpa. Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

A man works on an image of Jesus Christ while making a sawdust carpet on a road in Tegucigalpa. Reuters/Jorge Cabrera

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Christian religious fanatic Precy Valencia is nailed to a cross before a large crowd of spectators on Good Friday in Paombong town, Bulacan province. Roman Catholic fanatics in the Philippines had themselves nailed to the cross in a bloody display of religious frenzy as the Christian world marked the day Jesus was crucified. AFP/Jay Directo

Christian religious fanatic Precy Valencia is nailed to a cross before a large crowd of spectators on Good Friday in Paombong town, Bulacan province. Roman Catholic fanatics in the Philippines had themselves nailed to the cross in a bloody display of religious frenzy as the Christian world marked the day Jesus was crucified. AFP/Jay Directo

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Catholics re-enact the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ during a 'passion play' tableau at The Mount Caramel Church in Hyderabad. Passion plays, a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, are an integral part of Good Friday celebrations for Catholics. AFP/Noah Seelam

Catholics re-enact the crucifixtion of Jesus Christ during a 'passion play' tableau at The Mount Caramel Church in Hyderabad. Passion plays, a dramatic presentation depicting the suffering and death of Jesus Christ, are an integral part of Good Friday celebrations for Catholics. AFP/Noah Seelam

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Penitents walk and sing during a Good Friday procession in Sorrento. Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. AFP/Mario Laporta

Penitents walk and sing during a Good Friday procession in Sorrento. Christian believers around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ. AFP/Mario Laporta

UPDATED ON APR 06, 2012 03:06 PM IST
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