Nightly News   |  March 31, 2013

Easter celebrated around the world

Around the world, Christians celebrated this Easter with prayer and pageantry, NBC's Pete Alexander reports.

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>>> around the world and the country this sunday people celebrated easter.

>> it was a festive holiday pill frimage. the first family like more than 150 million americans today at easter sunday services. on the jersey shore still slowly recovering from hurricane sandy teenagers celebrated at a sun rise service on the boardwalk. thousands more attended services on top of georgia's famous stone mountain . and on florida's cocoa beach . the faithful also came together overseas, including the middle east , from baghdad, to bethlehem. u.s. soldiers welcomed the dawn at a karm ocamp outside kuwait city . back in this country it wouldn't be easter without those fancy bonnets. they've been showing them off an 5th avenue for more than 130 years. there were also cameo appearances by -- you know who -- on skates. and on the ocean floor , leading an easter egg hunt in the florida keys . in the nation's capital, the lincoln memorial , a spectacular venue for one of the country's largest interdenominational services. at sunrise this easter morning.