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Christians Celebrate Palm Sunday Around the World

Christians waved palm leaves and walked in processions to mark the beginning of Holy Week.

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People wave leaves during celebrations marking the Christian feast of Palm Sunday in Laguna on the Spanish Canary Island of Tenerifeon, on Sunday, April 13, 2014. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ's entrance into Jerusalem, when his followers laid palm branches in his path. The day kicks off Holy Week.

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Catholic faithful participate in the Palm Sunday procession in the town of Suchitoto, 30 miles east of San Salvador, April 13.

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People hold up palm fronds during a Palm Sunday procession outside the Metropolitan Cathedral in Managua, Nicaragua, April 13.

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Children take part in a religious procession to mark Palm Sunday in St. Petersburg, April 13. More than 2000 children from Orthodox religious schools, cadets of the Suvorov military school and the Nakhimov naval school took part in a religious procession and a liturgy at St. Isaac's Cathedral. Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion.

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Ethiopian Christian worshippers pray during the Palm Sunday procession in the Deir El-Sultan monastery on the roof of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City of Jerusalem, Israel, April 13.

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Catholics attend a Palm Sunday celebration at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Caacupe, April 13.

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Penitents take part in the procession during Palm Sunday, prior to Spain Holy Week, in Pamplona, northern Spain, April 13.

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A pilgrim with palm leaves follows the Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, Israel, April 13.

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A Georgian Orthodox believer holds pussy-willow branches to mark the celebration of Palm Sunday in a cathedral in the Georgia's capital Tbilisi, April 13.

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