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Image: Orthodox Easter celebrations at monastery of St. John near Mavrovo

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Christians Around the World Mark Easter Holiday

From hat parades to Christathon, see how Christians around the world celebrated Easter.

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Image: A girl holds a duck while wearing a fanciful hat during the Easter Parade

A girl holds a duck while wearing a fanciful hat during the Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival along Fifth Avenue on April 16, 2017 in New York.

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Image: People carry a statue as they participate in an Easter Sunday procession through the streets of Tegucigalpa

People carry a statue as they participate in an Easter Sunday procession through the streets of Tegucigalpa, Honduras on April 16.

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Image: Pakistani Christians attend the Easter Sunday service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Lahore

Pakistani Christians attend the Easter Sunday service at the Sacred Heart Cathedral Church in Lahore on April 16.

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Image: An Ethiopian Orthodox priest blesses the faithful during easter eve prayers at the Medhane Alem church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

An Ethiopian Orthodox priest blesses the faithful during Easter eve prayers at the Medhane Alem church in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on April 15.

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Image: Girls react during the Orthodox Easter service at the Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana

Girls react during the Orthodox Easter service at the Church of the Holy Martyr Tatiana next to the Kremlin Wall in Moscow on April 16.

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Image: Priest blesses Easter cakes to mark Orthodox Easter at position of Ukrainian troops

A priest blesses Easter cakes to mark Orthodox Easter alongside Ukrainian troops on the front line in Luhansk, Ukraine on April 16.

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Image: A priest of the Legio Maria African Mission church carries a candle as he attend the easter vigil mass in Nairobi

A priest with the Legio Maria African Mission church carries a candle a part of the Easter vigil mass in Nairobi, Kenya on April 16.

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Image: Iraqi Christians Attend Easter Service

Iraqi Syriac Christian priest Charbel Aesso gives the Eucharist during an Easter service at Saint John's Church (Mar Yohanna) in Qaraqosh, Iraq on April 16.

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Image: Chinese Catholic Bishop Zhang Hong, left, pours holy water on the head of a worshipper during a special baptism ceremony on Holy Saturday

Chinese Catholic Bishop Zhang Hong, left, pours holy water on the head of a worshiper during a special baptism ceremony at a mass during Easter celebrations at the government sanctioned West Beijing Catholic Church on April 15 in Beijing.

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Image: Orthodox Easter celebrations at monastery of St. John near Mavrovo

Macedonian orthodox pilgrims light candles from the Holy Fire from Jerusalem during the Orthodox Christian Easter service lead by Archimandrite Partenie in the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist near Mavrovo, Macedonia, on April 16.

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Image: Bosnian Catholics participate in an annual egg breaking competition on the first day of Easter in Paklarevo

Bosnian Catholics participate in an annual egg breaking competition on Easter in Paklarevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina on April 16.

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Image: Luigi Pertrilli walks out of a public toilet during the Christathon X pub crawl in London

Luigi Pertrilli walks out of a public toilet during the Christathon X pub crawl on April 16 in London.

The Christathon pub crawl celebrated its tenth year this year where participants dressed as Jesus and visited pubs on Easter Sunday around the British capital while donating collections to the Save the Children charity.

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Image: Sorbian Easter horsemen Easter procession

Sorbian Easter horsemen wait for the start of the Easter procession in Crostwitz, Germany on April 16.

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Image: A man smokes a cigar as he attends the annual Easter Parade in New YOrk

A man smokes a carrot as he attends the annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival on the Fifth avenue on April 16 in New York.

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Image: Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity attend Easter mass at the Roman Catholic Church of San Francesco in the Libyan capital Tripoli

Nuns of the Missionaries of Charity attend Easter mass at the Roman Catholic Church of San Francesco in Tripoli, Libya on April 16.

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Image: Boys from the Hungarian folk dance ensemble Lajta play a Hungarian traditional ballgame

Boys from a Hungarian folk dance ensemble play a traditional ballgame as part of their performance to visitors during Easter Sunday festivities in Szentendre, Hungary on April 16.

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Image: Pope Francis addresses the crowd prior to delivering his Urbi et Orbi  at the Pope Francis addresses the crowd prior to delivering his Urbi et Orbi at the Vatican

Pope Francis addresses the crowd prior to delivering his Urbi et Orbi (to the city and to the world) message from the main balcony of St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican on April 16.

On Christianity's most joyful day, Pope Francis lamented the horrors generated by war and hatred, delivering an Easter Sunday message that also decried the "latest vile" attack on civilians in Syria.

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Image: A woman wearing a white mantilla over her head takes part in a procession on Easter Sunday in Jaen, Andalusia, southern Spain

A woman wearing a white 'mantilla' over her head takes part in a procession on Easter Sunday in Jaen, Andalusia, Spain on April 16.

On Easter Sunday, the women use white mantillas instead of black ones, which are used the previous days of Holy Week, to celebrate the resurrection of Christ.

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Image: Greek Orthodox clergymen march during the Easter Sunday procession in Jerusalems Old City

Greek Orthodox clergymen march during the Easter Sunday procession in Jerusalem's Old City on April 16.

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Image: Christian Ethiopians living in Greece attend the Resurrection Mass, at the Ethiopian Coptic church, in Athens

Christian Ethiopians living in Greece attend the Resurrection Mass at the Ethiopian Coptic church in Athens on April 16.

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Image: Catholics take part in the Procession of Lights, as part of the Holy Week celebration in Nahuizalco

Catholics take part in the Procession of Lights a part of the Holy Week celebration in Nahuizalco, El Salvador on April 15.

Jose Cabezas / Reuters
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Image: U.S. President Donald Trump and his son Donald Trump, Jr., watch children roll Easter Eggs at 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll

U.S. President Donald Trump and his family watch children roll Easter Eggs at 139th annual White House Easter Egg Roll in Washington on April 17.

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