Tue, April 03, 2012
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Holy Week celebrations

2012-04-03 07:18:19 GMT2012-04-03 15:18:19(Beijing Time)  SINA.com

Penitents of the brotherhood "La Santa Cruz" dress before the start of the procession of "El Silencio" during Holy Week in Oviedo, northern Spain April 1, 2012. Hundreds of Easter processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Eloy Alonso (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Children play with a woman wearing a traditional mantilla dress next a penitent as they take part in the "Prendimiento" brotherhood in a Palm Sunday procession at the start of Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain, April 1, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Spanish actor and director Antonio Banderas (C) sings a song to the Virgin inside a church as he takes part as a penitent in the "Lagrimas and Favores" brotherhood in a Palm Sunday procession at the start of Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain, April 1, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ENTERTAINMENT TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)

A child touches the hand of a Spanish legionnaire before the first change of honor guard at the statue of the Christ of Mena (not pictured) outside a chapel on Palm Sunday during Holy Week in Malaga, southern Spain, April 1, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place around the clock in Spain during Holy Week, drawing thousands of visitors. REUTERS/Jon Nazca (SPAIN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY MILITARY)

People stand on the street next to palm branches, which are for sale, outside a church in Tegucigalpa March 30, 2012. Catholics around the country are getting ready to celebrate Palm Sunday, the beginning of the Holy Week celebrations. REUTERS/Jorge Cabrera (HONDURAS - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

Christians mark Holy Week in preparation for the upcoming Easter celebration.

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