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Russian Orthodox celebrate Easter

Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.
Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.Abir Sultan / EPA

The Orthodox church follows the Julian calendar rather than the Gregorian calendar, which is why the date of celebration differs. 

Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.
Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.Abir Sultan / EPA