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Actor Brendan Paul carries a cross through Sydney's central business district during a re-enactment of Jesus' journey to the cross in Australia. Christians all over the world marked the Holy Week with re-enactments and episodes of Jesus of Nazareth's life ahead of Easter Sunday celebrations.


An Indian penitent dressed as Jesus Christ takes part in a re-enactment of the Stations of the Cross on Good Friday in Mumbai, India.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Divyakant Solanki / EPA

Penitents march and sing during a Good Friday procession in Sorrento, Italy.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mario Laporta / AFP/Getty Images

Worshippers walk the way of the cross, or Via Crucis, during the procession of La Subida al Monte Calvario in Pastrana, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: David Ramos / Getty Images

A hooded member of the Cristo de la Sangre (Christ of the Blood) brotherhood carries a baby during an Easter procession, in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jaime Reina / AFP/Getty Images

Pilgrims walk with crosses as the Northern Cross pilgrimage makes its final leg of the journey to Holy Island, Berwick Upon Tweed, England. For more than 30 years, groups of pilgrims celebrate Easter by crossing the tidal causeway during the annual Christian cross-carrying pilgrimage to Holy Island. The pilgrims walk around 100 miles through Northumberland and the Scottish Borders during Holy Week.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Scott Heppell / Associated Press

Pope Francis is helped to lie on the floor during a Mass to celebrate the Lord's Passion, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andrew Medichini / Associated Press

Ultra-Orthodox Jews collect water from a mountain spring near Jerusalem to be used in baking unleavened bread, known as Matzoth, during the Maim Shelanu (Rested Water) ceremony. Due to the haste with which the Jews left Egypt some 3,500 years ago, the bread they had prepared for the journey did not have time to rise, therefore to commemorate their ancestors' plight, religious Jews do not eat leavened food products throughout the eight-day Pesach holiday (Passover).

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Thomas Coex / AFP/Getty Images

Students evacuated from Moi University listen to an address by Interior Minister for Security Joseph Ole Nkaissery before they are transported to their home regions from a holding area. Kenya's interior minister vowed that the country would not bow to terrorist threats, a day after the massacre of 147 students by Somalia's Al Qaeda-linked Shebab fighters.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Carl de Souza / AFP/Getty Images

Workers protest a McDonald's decision to raise minimum wage only at their company-owned stores, saying it should also include workers at franchised stores.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times

Kevin Mansfield, right, helps Simone Wester and her 7-month-old son Jeremiah from her flooded apartment building at the Guardian Court Apartments in Louisville, Ky. Authorities made more than 100 water rescues early Friday as storms flooded roads and prompted at least one evacuation.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Timothy D. Easley / Associated Press

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif greets people as the nuclear negotiating committee arrives at Mehr Abad Airport in Tehran, hours after announcing they had the elements of a historic nuclear deal with world powers.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Borna Ghasemi / AFP/Getty Images

Chinese tourists take photographs at Red Square during a snowfall in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Alexander Zemlianichenko / Associated Press

A general view taken at night shows a checkpoint during the 25th edition of the "Rallye Aicha des Gazelles" between Foum Zguid and Mhamid El Ghizlane in Morocco's western Sahara desert. Participants in the women's race can navigate their own route and the winner is the team that covers the shortest distance to pass the checkpoints.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Fadel Senna / AFP/Getty Images

Manuel Dominguez students crowd together to take photos with Seattle Seahawks star player, and Dominguez alum, Richard Sherman.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Robert Gauthier / Los Angeles Times

The Anaheim Duck's Andrew Cogliano has his stick broken by the Edmonton Oilers' Oscar Klefbom (not pictured) from behind, which resulted in a penalty goal for the Ducks, who beat the Oilers to win the Pacific Division.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times

A NASA image shows the eye of Super Typhoon Maysak as photographed from the International Space Station. Residents in storm-wrecked areas of Micronesia appealed for help April 2 as a clean up began on the worst affected islands.


Students of Garissa University College in Kenya take shelter in a vehicle after fleeing an attack by gunmen.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Iraqi security forces deploy in Tikrit, a day after troops backed by Shiite militiamen took control of the city from Islamic State militants.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press

Penitents take part in the Silence Procession by the Cristo de las Injurias brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zamora, Spain. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the week before Easter.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Andres Kudacki / Associated Press

Secretary of State John Kerry (R) looks at his watch during a walk in the garden of the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel while taking a break during an extended round of talks in Lausanne. Officials are meeting in Switzerland for negotiations on Iran's nuclear program.


Robotic jockeys control camels during Al Marmoom Heritage Festival at the Al Marmoom Camel Racetrack in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The festival promotes the traditional sport of camel racing within the region.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francois Nel / Getty Images

A woman is reflected in a puddle as she walks alongside the bank of the river Main in Frankfurt, Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Christoph Schmidt / Associated Press

Militarized police commandos patrol the Praia da Ramos and Roquette Pinto communities, part of the Mare Complex shantytown in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.


Supporters of Brazilian Corinthians cheer their team during the 2015 Copa Libertadores football match against Uruguay's Danubio held at Arena Corinthians stadium, in Sao Paulo, Brazil.


Foreigners wear medical masks as they walk in a street in Dubai amid a sandstorm that engulfed the city.


An official holds a poached ivory tusk from an elephant in front of four tons of contraband ivory that have been gathered in front of parliament in Lilongwe, Malawi, to be destroyed. The ivory was valued at $7.5 million.


A sparrow drinks the nectar of a cherry blossom in full bloom at Ueno park in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Shizuo Kambayashi / Associated Press

Faith Lennox, 7, of Lakewood, makes a heart with her new left hand made by a 3D printer at Los Alamitos' Build it Workspace on Tuesday. Faith's left forearm and hand were amputated when she was 9 months old because circulation to her limb was cut off during labor, which led to a rare condition called compartment syndrome.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A man installs shark-shaped balloons in a plastic globe in a water fountain in Nice, France.


Ladder trucks from Lebanon, Ore., Corvallis, Ore., and Albany, Ore., battle a fire that destroyed the cafeteria of South Albany High School early Wednesday. There was no immediate report of injuries or what caused the fire.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mark Ylen / Albany Democrat-Herald

Iraqi counter-terrorism forces patrol Tikrit on Wednesday, a day after the prime minister declared victory in the weeks-long battle to retake the city from Islamic State.


Prosecutors, lawyers and judges stand near a statue of Lady Justice during the Wednesday funeral for senior Istanbul prosecutor Mehmet Selim Kiraz, killed the day before after being held at his offices by leftist militants in a hostage drama.


Supporters of All Progressives Congress (APC) celebrate the victory of Mohammadu Buhari in Lagos, Nigeria.


A child reacts after he was hit by a banana and rock salt thrown by devotees as offerings to a chariot carrying the effigy of Hindu goddess Muthyalamma during the annual festival in her honor in Bangalore, India. The 16-day festival is one of the oldest continuously celebrated festivals of Bangalore.


Hooded members of the "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood gather in church during the Easter procession in Sevilla, Spain, on March 31.


A vehicle drives on the Hungarian M35 highway as strong winds blow sand over the route, near Debrecen, east of Budapest. The strong winds caused some damage on properties but no human casualties been reported.


Dozens of Sandhill cranes fly past the setting sun during their annual migration through central Nebraska on March 24, 2014.


Residents watch the vote count from the bitter presidential election on a television set in Kaduna, Nigeria.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Jerome Delay / Associated Press

Blooming cherry blossom trees drew viewers in Tokyo.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Chris McGrath / Getty Images

Hounds follow Geoff Hyde, left, at the end of a fox hunt in Monkton, Md. The goal of the hunt was to pursue but not kill.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Patrick Semansky / Associated Press

Hooded penitents take part in an Easter Holy Week procession in Seville, Spain.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Emilio Morenatti / Associated Press

A man dives into a lake of milk in front of the House of the European Union in Vienna during a protest by milk producers.


Designs by Slava Zaitsev are presented during fashion week in Moscow.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Pavel Golovkin / Associated Press

Relatives of landslide victims mourn during a funeral in the village of Laden, India. Fifteen bodies have been recovered in a landslide triggered by rains.


Models wearing gas masks pose near a polluted river basin in Rancaekek, Indonesia as part of a campaign by Greenpeace for fashion brands to remove toxic chemicals from their supply chains.


Homes near the airport in Sanaa, Yemen, were destroyed by Saudi-led coalition warplanes.


Displaced residents in Gaza City have begun to return to their war-damaged homes.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalil Hamra / Associated Press

High school seniors preparing to join the Israeli military take part in privately run combat fitness training in Shefayim, Israel.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Oded Balilty / Associated Press

Schoolchildren explore Peers Cave in Fish Hoek, South Africa.


Robin Seimar, right, photographs Veronica Ericsson with the Hollywood sign in the background in one direction, and the downtown Los Angeles skyline in the other at Griffith Park on Sunday. Los Angeles City Parks and Recreation recently opened up Mount Hollywood Drive to let people get up close to take pictures of the Hollywood sign. This came in response to people in nearby Beachwood Canyon who complained of too much tourist traffic in their neighborhood. But now the same thing is happening in Griffith Park.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

A tiger butterfly circles around a Griffith Park hilltop with downtown Los Angeles skyline in the background.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times

FIDLAR performs at the fourth annual Burgerama, the two-day Santa Ana festival thrown by Orange County DIY impresarios Burger Records.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Katie Falkenberg / Los Angeles Times

People rowing boats enjoy night views of cherry blossoms in full bloom on the Chidorigafuchi moat in Tokyo. The warm weather prompted many people to enjoy viewing cherry blossoms with some drinks.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Kimimasa Mayama / EPA

A rainbow forms during stormy weather near Sehnde in the Hannover region, northern Germany.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Julian Stratenschulte / dpa

View of smoke billowing from the Villarrica volcano, in Pucon, south of Santiago, on Sunday. Part of southern Chile is on alert because of an increase in activity at the Villarrica volcano, just weeks after it erupted and forced thousands of people to evacuate.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Sebastian Escobar / AFP

A fox runs past the door of 10 Downing Street in London on Monday. British Prime Minister David Cameron will ask Queen Elizabeth II on Monday to dissolve Parliament, kicking off formal campaigning for one of the most unpredictable elections in decades.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Justin Tallis / AFP

A resident carries a sheep through waters in a neighborhood of Srinagar on Monday. At least 10 people have been buried by mudslides and hundreds more have had to flee their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding in Indian Kashmir, police said.


Indians gather near a passenger bus that overturned after it plunged into a gorge in Garhwa district of Jharkhand state, India, on Monday. The accident happened after the bus driver lost control of his vehicle on a sharp curve on a mountain road.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Associated Press

Kashmiri villagers and officials carry a dead body following landslides due to heavy rainfall in the village of Laden near Chadoora west of Srinagar on Monday. Landslides have buried at least 15 people in Indian Kashmir as hundreds fled their homes after heavy rain triggered flooding around the mountainous region.


Iraqi security forces attack Islamic State extremists in Tikrit, 80 miles north of Baghdad, Iraq, on Monday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Khalid Mohammed / Associated Press

Supporters of the Houthi Group hold posters bearing the portraits of victims of the recent suicide attacks during a rally against airstrikes carried out by a Saudi-led coalition against Houthi rebels in Sana’a, Yemen, on Monday.


At least 21 people were hurt when an Expo Line train collided with a car Saturday in Los Angeles. Firefighters and paramedics were dispatched to the accident site around 10:50 a.m., a city fire department spokesman said. The train appeared to be heading east.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times

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Sydney, Australia: A man carries a cross through Sydney’s central business district during a re-enactment of Jesus’ journey to the cross.

Lausanne, Switzerland: Secretary of State John F. Kerry walks through the garden of the Beau-Rivage Palace hotel while taking a break during extended negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program in Lausanne.

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