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Spain Marks Holy Week With Solemn, Candlelit Processions

Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Holy Week leading up to Easter.

Masked penitents carry a cross as they take part in the procession of the "Ensogado" during Holy Week in Sietamo, northern Spain, on March 24, 2016.

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Hooded penitents from "El Valle" brotherhood take part in a procession in Seville on March 24. Francisco Seco / AP
Women wearing the traditional mantilla take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora on March 24. Emilio Morenatti / AP
Acolytes of the "El Valle" brotherhood parade in Seville on March 24. CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP - Getty Images

A penitent takes part in the "Jesus el Pobre" brotherhood procession in Madrid on March 24.

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Young penitents wait for the start of the "Ultima Cena del Salvador" brotherhood procession in Santiago de Compostela, northern Spain, on March 24. 

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Penitents walk to the church to take part in a procession at the Villarin de Campos village, near Zamora on March 24. Emilio Morenatti / AP
Penitents hold their candles as they take part in the "Procesion del Silencio" brotherhood in Zamora on March 23. Emilio Morenatti / AP
A boy looks at penitents taking part in the "Procesion del Silencio" brotherhood in Zamora on March 23. Emilio Morenatti / AP

Penitents take part in a procession on March 23 in Granada.

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Penitents of the "Dulce Nombre" brotherhood wait inside a church before they take part in a procession in Malaga on March 20. JON NAZCA / Reuters