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Priests light a fire before the Easter vigil mass at the Cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Mindaugas Kulbis/AP

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Indian Christians light candles and pray beside the graves of their dear ones in the early morning as they observe Easter in Purulia, about 350 kilometers west of Kolkata, India.

Bikas Das/AP

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Pakistani Christian girls, display their hands decorated with bangles and painted with Henna paste as they celebrate Easter following a mass in a Christian neighborhood in Islamabad, Pakistan.

Muhammed Muheisen/AP

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Worshippers throw confetti from a balcony over a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter Sunday procession in Cospicua, Malta.

Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters

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Christian worshippers light candles during the Easter mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed to be the site of the crucifixion of Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City.

Sebastian Scheiner/AP

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Boys slide in the running waters of the decommissioned Wawa dam in Rodriguez, Rizal province, Philippines. The dam is now part of a resort.


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Britain's Queen Elizabeth collects flowers from children as she and Prince Philip leave The Deanery at St Georges Chapel at Windsor Castle after the Easter service in Windsor, southern England.

Paul Hackett/Reuters

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Men of the Sorbian community ride on decorated horses during the traditional Easter procession in Ralbitz, Germany. The Sorbs are a Slavic, Catholic minority group in eastern Germany.

Matthias Hiekel/AP

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Footgolf competitors prepare to play during the Manchester International Open at Prestwich Golf Club, Manchester, England. Footgolf, as it's name suggests, is a sport usually played on an adapted golf course, where players kick a football into a cup in as few shots as possible.

Jon Super/AP

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Pope Francis waves to faithful after celebrating his first Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican.

Gregorio Borgia/AP

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Celia de La Vega, 7, secured by a harness, is transported in the air, above the crowd and a religious figure of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony ''Descent of the Angel'', in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain.

Alvaro Barrientos/AP

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Pastors Dan Eddy (right) and Robert Schipul, both of Christ Lutheran Church, lead an Easter sunrise service in Scituate, Massachusetts.

Jessica Rinaldi/Reuters

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Toronto Mayor Rob Ford tosses chocolate eggs to the crowd as he walks in the Beaches Easter Parade in Toronto.

Chris Young/The Globe and Mail

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