Holy Week around the world – Pope Benedict XVI delivers his "Urbi et Orbi" message and blessing from the central balcony of St. Peter's Basilica at the end of the Easter Mass on Sunday in Vatican City.
Holy Week around the world – Women pray and sing at an Easter Sunday service at an outdoor church in Lilongwe, Malawi.
Holy Week around the world – Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from young people while her husband, Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, daughter-in-law, Sophie, Countess of Wessex, and granddaughter Lady Louise Windsor look on as they leave Saint George's Chapel in Windsor Castle after attending the Easter service.
Holy Week around the world – Easter riders parade on horseback on Sunday in Wittichenau, Germany.
Holy Week around the world – A Chinese Catholic clergyman lights a flame for candles during an Easter service at the historic South Cathedral in Beijing on Saturday, April 7.
Holy Week around the world – Members of the Spanish Legion carry a statue of "Christ of the Good Death" to Santo Domingo de Guzman Church in Malaga, Spain, during a Holy Week procession.
Holy Week around the world – Pope Benedict XVI leads the Mass of the Lord's Supper on Holy Thursday at the Basilica of St. John Lateran in Rome on April 5.
Holy Week around the world – Roman Catholic clergymen hold candles as they circle the Stone of Anointing during the Holy Thursday Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City.
Holy Week around the world – Children take part in a procession of the Padre Jesus Nazareno brotherhood during Holy Week on Tenerife, one of Spain's Canary Islands.
Holy Week around the world – A penitent of the Perdon brotherhood walks during a Holy Week procession in Cordoba, Spain.
Holy Week around the world – Penitents of the Cofradia del Silencio (Brotherhood of Silence) wait for the start of their Holy Week procession shortly before it was canceled because of rain in Zamora, Spain. Easter week is traditionally celebrated with processions in most Spanish towns.