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Members of the Italian Catholic community take part in a reenactment of the Crucifixion on Good Friday. Thousands of spectators watch the yearly Passion Play performed by about 100 lay actors.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACH / Reuters

A Sri Lankan Catholic woman prays during a Good Friday Mass at a church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Dinuka Liyanawatte / Reuters

Christian pilgrims hold crosses on their way to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, believed to be the site of the Crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in the Old City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press

Devotee Ruben Enaje grimaces as nails are driven into his palms during a reenactment of the Crucifixion on Good Friday. Several Filipinos were nailed to wooden crosses Friday to reenact Jesus Christ's suffering in an annual rite that has been rejected by Catholic Church leaders but draws thousands of tourists.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BULLIT MARQUEZ / Associated Press

Actors perform "The Passion of Jesus" to crowds in Trafalgar Square. The actors come from the Wintershall Estate in Surrey, where they also perform a Nativity play in and around the farm buildings at Christmas.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images Europe

Laity actors of the Italian Catholic community stand next to wooden crosses as they wait for the start of a reenactment of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAI PFAFFENBACH / Reuters

Christian pilgrims pray in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher during a Good Friday procession in the Old City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RONEN ZVULUN / Reuters

A Palestinian begs near a Christian pilgrim on Good Friday in the Old City.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Scheiner / Associated Press

Catholics attend Good Friday service at St. Francis Church.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOSEPH EID / AFP / Getty Images

Pilgrims walk across a tidal causeway while carrying a cross during the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island in Northumbria. For more than 30 years Christians have taken part in the pilgrimage to Holy Island, walking through Northumberland and Scotland during Holy Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MOIR / Reuters

Pilgrims carry a cross as they enter the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in the Old City. Thousands of Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route where according to tradition Jesus Christ carried the cross on the way to his death.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: GALI TIBBON / AFP / Getty Images

People walk past a 27-foot tall Easter Bunny statue at the entrance of the Britz quarter during the cherry blossom festival.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRIZIO BENSCH / Reuters

A wooden cross stands amid the tsunami devastation at a place where a church used to be. Japan announced a $49-billion special budget for areas devastated by last month's quake and tsunami and said it would extend an evacuation zone around a nuclear plant crippled by the disaster.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YASUYOSHI CHIBA / AFP / Getty Images

Queen Elizabeth II celebrates her 85th birthday by visiting London's Westminster Abbey, days before her grandson Prince William is to be married there. The monarch was there to attend the Royal Maundy service, an Easter tradition in which the sovereign gives out specially-minted silver coins to the elderly.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LEON NEAL / AFP/Getty Images

President Barack Obama steps off Air Force One at Reno-Tahoe International Airport.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM YOUNG / REUTERS

High tension linemen perform maintenance on electrical power lines from a basket suspended from a helicopter above a field of colza plants in Janneyrias, near Lyon in France.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROBERT PRATTA / REUTERS

Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark returns to Andrea Petkovic of Germany during their Women's Tennis Assn. quarter-final match at Porsche-Arena in Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIJAN MURAT / European Pressphoto Agency

White lions cubs sleep in their enclosure at the Belgrade Zoo. The cubs, an extremely rare subspecies of the African lion, were born at the zoo four days ago.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREJ ISAKOVIC / AFP/Getty Images

Ugandan police confront supporters of opposition leader Kizza Besigye moments after he was arrested for the third time this month.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARC HOFER / AFP/Getty Images

Palestinian militants of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine take part in a joint drill with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine for the media in Rafah in the southern Gaza Strip.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: IBRAHEEM ABU MUSTAFA / REUTERS

A penitent of the La Exaltacion brotherhood stands on a sidewalk during Holy Week in the Andalusian capital of Seville in southern Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Marcelo del Pozo / REUTERS

Shoes that belonged to victims of the conflict in Libya are seen in a box outside the hospital in Misrata.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / REUTERS

A boy dives into the Llanos del Cortes waterfall in Bagaces, Guanacaste. Thousands of Costa Ricans visit the waterfall during the holy week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JUAN CARLOS ULATE / REUTERS

The name of the city is projected on the Foro di Augusto during a performance to celebrate the anniversary of the founding of Rome in 753 B.C.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: TIZIANA FABI / AFP/Getty Images

Dancers from the St. Petersburg Ballet Theatre perform Swan Lake during a dress rehearsal at the Taiwan National Theatre in Taipei.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NICKY LOH / REUTERS

Rebel fighters run for cover inside a building on the front lines of some of the heaviest fighting between the rebels and the forces of Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: YANNIS BEHRAKIS / Reuters

Japanese police officers search for bodies in an area devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sergey Ponomarev / Associated Press

Spanish legionnaires sing an anthem as they carry a statue of the Christ of Mena during Holy Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JON NAZCA / Reuters

A Jewish family wrapped with prayer shawl attends the annual Cohanim prayer, or priest's blessing, for Passover at the Western Wall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Uriel Sinai / Getty Images

A pedestrian walks through an underpass during heavy rain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BERNARD TRONCALE / The Birmingham News

Master Tailor Lance Sgt. Matthew Else inspects the uniforms of members of the Irish Guards at Victoria Barracks. The Irish Guards returned from active duty in Afghanistan at the beginning of April and are now preparing for ceremonial duties.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Peter Macdiarmid / Getty Images

Seasonal workers harvest tulips.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JENS WOLF / DPA

Girls wash prawns at a fishery, earning about $1.15 a day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fareed Khan / Associated Press

A woman sewing a shoe insole sits with her children outside her house at a demolished residential site.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ALY SONG / Reuters

Goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov of the Phoenix Coyotes falls into the net after allowing a third-period goal in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the Stanley Cup playoffs. The Detroit Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 6-3 to win the series.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christian Petersen / Getty Images

A long-exposure photograph shows star trails and a light-painted abandoned cabin in front of Mt. Krivan.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOE KLAMAR / AFP

A rebel rolls a burning tire into a room where troops loyal to Kadafi are holed up.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris Hondros / Getty Images

Local residents and members of the Sierra Club attend a ceremony to mark the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEAN GARDNER / Reuters

John Koeferl of New Orleans joins members of the Sierra Club to mark the one-year anniversary of the Deepwater Horizon tragedy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: SEAN GARDNER / Reuters

Cal State Fullerton senior Janelle Truong sleeps on the floor of the school's administration building as a sit-in protest by students over budget cuts in the California State University system enters its third day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Boster / Los Angeles Times

People pray at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAVID MDZINARISHVILI / Reuters

Christian pilgrims stand in the Jordan River during a ceremony for the upcoming Easter holiday. The ceremony takes place at the site known as Qasr el-Yahud, where it is believed John the Baptist baptized Jesus.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: BAZ RATNER / Reuters

La Maison du Chocolat's creative director Gilles Marchal, left, assists an employee as they spread chocolate at their workshop in preparation for making Easter creations.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JACKY NAEGELEN / Reuters

A penitent of the Cofradia de Jesus del Via crucis waits for the start of a Holy Week procession.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jasper Juinen / Getty Images

Members of the Bulanting, or Mud People, cleanse themselves in a river after their traditional Lenten procession. The group holds processions every year to pray for good health.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / Reuters

A newborn baby pangolin climbs the walls of a cage during a news conference as the Thai customs office displayed 175 pangolins found hidden in a truck heading into Bangkok. Pangolins are listed as endangered species, but some people believe that the animals' meat and blood can enhance sexual virility.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: DAMIR SAGOLJ / Reuters

People enjoy the sunshine on a beach in southern England.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LUKE MACGREGOR / Reuters

New students react as a traditional tiger dance is performed during an entrance ceremony at Kamaishi Elementary School. The area was devastated by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami, causing the ceremony to be held 13 days late.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Toru Hanai / Reuters

A resident uses a spear and a battery-operated head lamp to catch fish in a river.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ROMEO RANOCO / Reuters

One of four white tiger cubs at a German zoo, the Safaripark Stukenbrock, cavorts with a photographer. The rare cubs were born on Valentine's Day.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Frank Augstein / AP

On a sunny, pleasant day in London, a youth does a flip off a wall while practicing parkour, an urban activity that involves feats of athleticism over manmade obstacles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STEFAN WERMUTH / Reuters

Former fruit grower Heinz Pabel checks out the cherry blossoms after a cool night on a fruit plantation in central Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jens Meyer / AP

Hindu devotees carry the temple of Goddess Tudaldevi into the pond in Nepal's capital where the goddess is believed to have lost some ornaments while bathing. Each year during the Gahana Khojne Jatra -- or searching of ornaments -- festival, devotees have a ritual swim in the pond in search of the ornaments.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NAVESH CHITRAKAR / Reuters

Passengers in a bus react to a policeman who is aiming his weapon as he travels at the back of a police pickup truck with slabs of marijuana seized during an operation against drug dealers in Rocinha slum. About 3 tons of marijuana were seized and seven people arrested during the operation, local media said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICARDO MORAES / Reuters

Protesters dressed as oil-addicted bankers pose outside the annual general meeting of the Royal Bank of Scotland. Shareholders cast votes on pay plans for the bank, which attracted public outrage after details of Chief Executive Stephen Hester's pay emerged last month. The bank is 83% taxpayer owned. Hester's approved pay package from the meeting reportedly was about $12.6 million.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Cheskin / PA

Students from Nishitaga Elementary School attend classes in temporary rooms with cardboard dividers in a school gym. Their school, in the Miyagi prefecture, was damaged in the earthquake and tsunami.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: AP / Kyodo News

Union flags are hung along Regent Street to mark the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl Court / PA

Smoke is seen coming from the crypt of the basilica of the Sagrada Família, by modernist architect Antoni Gaudí. Fire erupted on Tuesday in a suspected arson attack on the historic Barcelona church, causing 1,500 tourists to evacuate, officials said.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: STR / Reuters

Penitents take part in the procession of the Cristo de la Buena Muerte during Holy Week. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during Easter week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: I.Lopez / AP

Rebels man a checkpoint. Snipers, cluster bombs and intense shelling are spreading panic in the area of Libya, according to the AFP, as a doctor reported 1,000 people killed in six weeks of fighting in the besieged city.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: PHIL MOORE / AFP

Runners head out during the start of the 115th Boston Marathon.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Getty Images

Firefighters survey the aftermath of a bus accident that killed the driver and injured 16 others.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Reuters

A wounded anti-government protester, who was injured in clashes with Yemeni security forces, reacts as doctors check him at a field hospital.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Muhammed Muheisen / Associated Press

Protesters flash the victory sign through holes in a Yemeni national flag during a demonstration to demand the ouster of President Ali Abdullah Saleh.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khaled Abdullah / Reuters

A demonstrator uses slingshot during a demonstration against the arrest of opposition leader Kizza Besigye, who was charged with engaging in riotous behavior and inciting violence during protests over rising food and fuel prices.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAMES AKENA / Reuters

A Libyan rebel celebrates in relief after crossing a street that has been at the center of clashes with fighters loyal of Moammar Kadafi.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: ODD ANDERSEN / AFP/Getty Images

Homes lay in ruin after a tornado hit the area on Saturday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Craft / The Fayetteville Observer

A tame deer takes a piece of an apple from a picnic table at the deer park in Landsberg am Lech.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: KARL-JOSEF HILDENBRAND / AFP/Getty Images

An ultra-Orthodox Jewish boy burns leaven bread ahead of Passover, which commemorates the flight of the Israelites from biblical Egypt. As described in the Book of Exodus, they did not have time to prepare leavened bread before leaving for the promised land.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NIR ELIAS / Reuters

Killer whale Wikie, 10 years old, jumps with her baby, a female born one month ago at the Marineland aquatic park. The baby was born by artificial insemination using sperm from a killer whale at SeaWorld in San Diego.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lionel Cironneau / Associated Press

A woman walks past a giant picture of Russian gas masks at an outdoor exhibition entitled "Chernobyl, 25 Years After" by Swiss photojournalist Guillaume Briquet.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: FABRICE COFFRINI / AFP/Getty Images

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This week marked the 1-year anniversary of the explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico that killed 11 workers and spewed nearly 5 million barrels of oil into the gulf.

As we head toward Easter, countries from all over the globe celebrated Good Friday, or Holy Friday —  the religious observance of the Crucifixion of Jesus Christ. In Germany, members of the Italian Catholic community in Bensheim took part in a reenactment of the Crucifixion.  There was plenty of activity in Jerusalem’s Old City as Christian pilgrims retraced the route believers say Jesus Christ took along Via Dolorosa to his Crucifixion where the Church of the Holy Sepulcher  now stands.

The conflict in Libya has claimed the lives of two photojournalists, Chris Hondros and Tim Hetherington, but other photographers continue to document dangerous street battles in Misrata.

Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her 85th birthday by visiting London’s Westminster Abbey, days before her grandson Prince William is to be married there. The monarch attended the Royal Maundy service, an Easter tradition in which the sovereign gives out specially minted silver coins to the elderly.

Elsewhere, a traditional tiger dance is performed during a ceremony at Kamaishi Elementary School in Japan; people enjoy the sunshine on a beach in southern England; and members of the Bulanting cleanse themselves in a river after their Lenten procession on Marinduque Island in the Philippines.

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