Gallery: Holy Week around the world

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Holy Week begins on Palm Sunday and spans the commemoration of the days leading up to Jesus’ death and burial — from his triumphal entry into Jerusalem, hailed by hosannas and palm fronds, to the Last Supper and betrayal by Judas, to the Passion of Good Friday that ends in the Crucifixion.

On the evening of Holy Saturday — March 26 this year — Christians mark the Easter vigil that leads to the observance of the Resurrection on Easter Sunday morning.

Penitents locally called “Morions” take part in the start of Holy Week celebrations in Mogpog, Marinduque, in central Philippines, on March 21, 2016. (Photo courtesy of REUTERS/Erik De Castro)
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