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Parishioners from La Placita Church create a re-enactment of the stations of the cross on Good Friday in front of Los Angeles city hall.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Devotees carrying a cross walk barefoot over wet sand on the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island. More than 50 people, young and old, celebrated Easter by crossing the tidal causeway during the annual Christian pilgrimage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jeff J. Mitchell / Getty Images

A statue of the Virgin Mary is carried during a Good Friday procession on the southern island of Procida.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARIO LAPORTA / AFP / Getty Images

Cesar Higuero Martin, 25, prays at one station on the Way of the Cross, or "Via Crucis," during the procession of the "Empalaos" on Maundy Thursday. During the procession, the Empalaos follow the Via Crusis while bound by rope to the arms of a cross as an act of penance and to honor a promise made to the Empalaos Brotherhood and the Christ of Vera Cruz.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

Indonesian Catholics participate in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Catholics make up approximately 3% of the population of the predominantly Muslim country.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Indonesian Catholics participate in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty Images

Sightseers on a tour bus get a eyeufull of spring as they pass Tabebuia or Pink Trumpet Trees in full bloom next to Disney Concert Hall in downtown Los Angeles.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times

A boatload of cheese is headed for sale during the official opening of the cheese market season in Alkmaar.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Olaf Kraak / EPA

Car tracks, and a few footprints, crisscross the pavement after fresh snowfall hit parts of Germany on Good Friday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: JAN WOITAS / AFP / Getty Images

The painting "Maria" by Konstantin Khudyakov looms over visitors to the "Icons" art exhibition at the Tkachi gallery.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP / Getty Images

A solar prominence begins to collapse after erupting from the surface of the sun in a NASA image captured in extreme ultraviolet light.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: NASA

A line of flames and billowing smoke mark the leading edge in this aerial view of a fire raging at the Taim Ecological Station in southern Brazil. The fire that started Tuesday has reached approximately 1,400 acres and was feared to grow larger, as the area is inaccessible by land or water.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: LAURO ALVES / AFP / Getty Images

A student runs from a water cannon used by riot police to break up a protest demanding that Chilean President Sebastian Pinera's government improve the quality of public education.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARTIN BERNETTI / AFP / Getty Images

Shanty town residents fetch drinking water from a tanker. The U.N. estimates that more than one in six people worldwide do not have access to the 5-13 gallons of safe fresh water a day needed for basic basic drinking, cooking and cleaning.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

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Friday’s Pictures in the News begins with a look at Good Friday observances around the word. In England, more than 50 pilgrims walk with crosses on the final leg of the journey to Holy Island in Berwick-upon-Tweed; in Italy, penitents carry a sculpture of the Virgin Mary during a procession on the southern island of Procida; in Spain, a man prays at one station of the way of the cross or “Via Crucis” during the “Empalaos” procession; and in Indonesia, Catholics participate in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ in Magelang.

Elsewhere, cheese sellers greet the official opening of the cheese market season in the Netherlands; fire rages unchecked an the the Taim Ecological Station in southern Brazil;  and residents of an Indian shanty town fetch drinking water from a tanker in Bhopal.

Add stops in Russia, Germany, and Chile to round out the report.

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