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Easter Sunday Celebrations Around the World
Christians ended Holy Week by marking the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
Rockets fly over the bell tower of the Panagia Erithiani church, during Greek Orthodox Easter celebrations on the eastern Aegean island of Chios, late on April 19, 2014 in Vrontados, Greece.
As part of a 125-year-old tradition, thousands of handmade rockets are fired every year on Great Saturday night, the night before the 'Resurrection', by locals from the two rival churches of Agios Markos and Panagia Erithiani, in the village of Vrontados.
Sorb men of the German Slavic minority, dressed in traditional clothes, riding horses during a ceremonial parade near the village of Wittichenau, Germany, on April 20. More than 1,000 horse riders took part in several parades to mark the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday.
Penitents walk towards the church after the 'Bajada del Angel' on April 20, in Penafiel, Spain. The performance, which has taken place every Easter Sunday since 1799, depicts an angel descending to unveil the face of a virgin from a black veil announcing the Christ's resurrection.