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Good Friday events from around the world

Thousands of Catholics and Protestants around the world are observing Good Friday, commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Pilgrims —some with large wooden crosses on their backs — walked the Stations of the Cross, each marking an event that befell Jesus on his final journey. Here’s a look at some of the events held around the globe.

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London: An actor portraying Jesus carries the crucifix during the Wintershall's "The Passion of Jesus" in front of crowds on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square.

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London: An actor portraying Jesus speaks to his disciples while playing Jesus during the Wintershall's "The Passion of Jesus" in front of crowds on Good Friday at Trafalgar Square.

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Mumbai, India: An Indian penitent dressed as Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday.

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Navarra, Spain: Penitents take part in the re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross.

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Jerusalem: Catholic pilgrims carry the cross as they march at the Via Dolorosa in the Old City of Jerusalem, during the Good Friday part of the Easter procession.

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Hiendelaencina, Spain: People re-enact the crucifixion during a rehearsal of a portrayal of Christ's suffering.

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Procida, Italy: Penitents carry a wooden structure called "Pope Francis Open Jubilee door" during a procession for Good Friday.

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Procida, Italy: Penitents carry a wooden structure called "Apocalypse" during a procession for Good Friday in the small island of Procida in the Gulf of Naples.

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Lahore, Pakistan: Pakistani Christian worshippers attend Mass to mark Good Friday at St. Anthony's Church.

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Cutud, Philippines: A man portraying Jesus is hoisted by volunteers after he was attached to a wooden cross during a re-enactment on Good Friday.

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London: A re-enactment of the Passion of Jesus Christ is performed at Trafalgar Square to mark Good Friday.

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