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 TimesLink
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.
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A statue of the Virgin Mary is carried during a Good Friday procession on the southern island of Procida.
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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.
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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 ImagesLink
Indonesian Catholics participate in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Ulet Ifansasti / Getty ImagesLink
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 TimesLink
A boatload of cheese is headed for sale during the official opening of the cheese market season in Alkmaar.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Olaf Kraak / EPALink
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 ImagesLink
The painting "Maria" by Konstantin Khudyakov looms over visitors to the "Icons" art exhibition at the Tkachi gallery.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: OLGA MALTSEVA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A solar prominence begins to collapse after erupting from the surface of the sun in a NASA image captured in extreme ultraviolet light.
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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 ImagesLink
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 ImagesLink
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.
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Rescuers search for buried people after a three-story building collapsed. The building in the process of demolition collapsed suddenly around 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
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Roma people wait as bulldozers destroy their makeshift camp two weeks after French Interior Minister Manuel Valls announced he will continue the dismantling of camps.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEFF PACHOUD / AFPLink
Children play the violin during the opening concert of the 16th Suzuki Method World Convention in Matsumoto. Some 2,000 Japanese and foreign children coming from 35 countries displayed their skills during the opening concert.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: KAZUHIRO NOGI / AFPLink
A penitent of the Santisimo Cristo de las Injurias brotherhood takes part in a Holy Week procession. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Daniel Ochoa de Olza / Associated PressLink
Priests take pictures as Pope Francis celebrates the Chrism Mass in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican. The Chrism Mass marks the start of the Easter celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gregorio Borgia / Associated PressLink
Buddhist monks and nuns attend a preaching session of Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama at the Kalachakra Phodong Monestry.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: DIPTENDU DUTTA / AFPLink
An Indian Sikh devotee bathes in the holy sarover (water tank) on the occasion of "Hola Mohalla" at the Golden Temple in Amritsar. Hola Mohalla is a three-day Sikh festival, in which Nihang Sikh "warriors" perform Gatka (mock encounters with real weapons), tent pegging and bareback horse-riding.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: NARINDER NANU / AFPLink
A model presents a creation from the MGPIN Collection during China fashion week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ED JONES / AFPLink
Heather Davidson and Julie Berger, both of Shelbyville, Ind., join hundreds of others up outside the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C., as the high court hears arguments in cases involving same-sex marriage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chip Somodevilla / Getty ImagesLink
Wyatt Tan, left, and Mark Nomadiou, both of New York City, kiss in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. before the start of a court hearing on the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carolyn Kaster / Associated PressLink
Jessica Christensen, left, celebrates with others, during a candlelight vigil held by supporters of same sex marriage in front of the Ronald Reagan Federal Building in Santa Ana.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Glenn Koenig / Los Angeles TimesLink
Maritza Amaya poses for photographer Matthew Hunter as a group of L.A. County employees picks up trash along the Santa Monica shoreline as part of Cesar Chavez Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Luis Sinco / Los Angeles TimesLink
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar enters the Los Angeles Art of Living Center on Tuesday as part of Nonviolence: No Higher Calling, a movement intended to generate 1 billion acts of nonviolence.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gary Friedman / Los Angeles TimesLink
Indian revelers cover each other with colored powder during Holi festival celebrations in Guwahati. Holi, the festival of colors, is a popular Hindu spring festival observed in India and Nepal at the end of winter season on the last full moon day of the lunar month.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: BIJU BORO / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Indian revelers spray a man on a motorbike with colored water during Holi festival celebrations in Allahabad.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SANJAY KANOJIA / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
A large candle burns near faithful who wait to visit the Tomb of Christ inside the rotunda in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher in Jerusalem's Old City during Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JIM HOLLANDER / EPALink
An allotment garden is decorated with Easter eggs and figurines in Luebeck.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: AXEL HEIMKEN / AFP/Getty ImagesLink
Pope Francis waves to the crowd from an open-air jeep, ahead of his first weekly general audience, in St. Peter's Square in Vatican City.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Franco Origlia / Getty ImagesLink
A man walks in front of a stretch of the Berlin Wall near a recently torn-down segment at the so-called East Side Gallery. A property developer removed more of the Berlin Wall in a surprise dawn move amid bitter protests over the dismantling of the Cold War division, to make way for a residential development along the banks of the Spree River.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JOHN MACDOUGALL / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Indonesians wade through a flooded street in Bandung. Heavy rain triggered floods in the area Wednesday, submerging hundreds of houses and forcing residents to flee.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated PressLink
A model gets ready backstage before the MGPIN Make-up Styling Collection on the fourth day of Mercedes-Benz China Fashion Week in Beijing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Feng Li / Getty ImagesLink
A same-sex marriage supporter, left, and an opponent scuffle during a demonstration in front of the Supreme Court, which took up the issue of gay marriage Tuesday. Waving U.S. and rainbow flags, hundreds of gay marriage supporters braved the cold to rally outside of the court along with a smaller group of opponents. Some slept outside in hopes of witnessing the historic hearing.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: JEWEL SAMAD / AFPLink
Chinese actress, singer and producer Fan Bingbing attends the Viscap fashion show with other celebrities at China Fashion Week, which entered its second day. Local and Asian designers are now playing a major role in an event previously dominated by European fashion houses.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARK RALSTON / AFPLink
A Hindu devotee, body pierced with skewers, participates in a religious procession during the Panguni Uthiram festival. The celebration honors the Hindu god Murugan, with devotees making sacrificial feats they believe will keep them safe from evil spirits.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Arun Sankar K / Associated PressLink
Actress Olivia Graeser rehearses for the play "Slaves." The one-act play of French playwright Georges Courteline premieres March 28.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RAINER JENSEN / DPALink
Ben Howland talks to a Pac-12 Network camera on the UCLA Pauley Pavilion basketball court following a news conference Monday after being fired as the men's head basketball coach.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Al Seib / Los Angeles TimesLink
Religious leaders lead a group of about 100 Episcopalians on a 1.5-mile trek Monday from Border Field State Park to the Mexican border at Playas Tijuana as part of the Via Crucia pilgrimage.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles TimesLink
A rocket carrier with the Soyuz TMA-08M spacecraft is moved to a launch pad. Soyuz Commander Pavel Vinogradov of Russia, U.S. astronaut Chris Cassidy and Russian cosmonaut Alexander Misurkin are scheduled to take off March 28.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: SERGEI ILNITSKY / EPALink
Danielle Demarsico, right, hangs out with Joshua Piccoli, center, as he joins Marines of Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, based in Twentynine Palms, for a reunion.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles TimesLink
LAPD works with a robot at the Beverly Center in Los Angeles after the shopping mall was evacuated.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christina House / For the TimesLink
Yuja Wang performs during her first recital at the Walt Disney Concert Hall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles TimesLink
Hindu devotees throw colored powder on one another inside Banke Bihari temple during Holi festival celebrations.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Altaf Qadri / Associated PressLink
Indian widows take part in the Hindu festival of Holi in Vrindavan. For the widows, who are often shunned in society, it was part celebration, part demonstration.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: HO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Penitents wait before a procession of the "La Estrella" brotherhood during the Holy Week.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CRISTINA QUICLER / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Afghanistan national army soldiers roll out a carpet during a ceremony handing over Bagram prison to the Afghanistan government.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MASSOUD HOSSAINI / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
An African fishing eagle catches a fish in Lake Baringo, Kenya. The African fishing eagle in Lake Baringo is threatened because goat farmers have been throwing fish laced with poison into the river to kill crocodiles that eat their cattle.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: CARL DE SOUZA / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
Demonstrators hold a banner reading "Hands off Cyprus" during a protest outside the European Union House.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Simon Dawson / BloombergLink
A woman walks past an Orthodox icon on a church's wall during heavy snowfall.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: ANDREY SMIRNOV / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A commuter walks through a spring snowstorm in Philadelphia. The storm that blanketed the Midwest with heavy snow and slush continues its push east.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Matt Rourke / Associated PressLink
Penn State student Andrew Huffard walks along the bicycle path near Sunset Park, in State College, Pa., on his way to campus.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Nabil K. Mark / Centre Daily TimesLink
A would-be immigrant lays on a stretcher of Spanish emergency services after being rescued off the Spanish coast, near Tarifa.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: MARCOS MORENO / AFP / Getty ImagesLink
A man jumps over a bull during the Corralejas festival.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: RICARDO MALDONADO ROZO / EPALink
A man walks among debris of buildings destroyed during ethnic unrest between Buddhists and Muslim.
PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khin Maung Win / Associated PressLink
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