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Photos: Easter around the world

Updated 7:40 PM ET, Sun March 31, 2013
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The Rev. Sebastian Rossouw O.M.I. sprinkes holy water on congregants during Easter services at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on Sunday, March 31. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
President Barack Obama, daughter Sasha, first lady Michelle Obama and daughter Malia walk across Lafayette Park from the White House on their way to Easter services at St. John's Episcopal Church on Sunday in Washington on March 31. Drew Angerer/Pool/Getty Images
Slavic Sorb men ride on horses during a traditional Easter procession in Germany on March 31. Easter is a particularly important time of the year for Sorbs, a Slavic minority in eastern Germany. JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images
Revelers participate in the annual Easter Day procession on Fifth Avenue in New York City on March 31. The annual festivities attract hundreds of New Yorkers gathering in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral wearing colorful hats and costumes celebrating one of the holiest days in the Christian calendar. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images
Queen Elizabeth II receives flowers from local children as she leaves the Easter Day service at St. George's Chapel in the grounds of Windsor Castle on March 31. Steve Parsons/WPA Pool/Getty Images
Congregants pray during Easter services at Regina Mundi Catholic Church in the Soweto area of Johannesburg, South Africa, on March 31. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Revelers participate in the annual Easter Day procession in New York City on March 31. Ramin Talaie/Getty Images
Catholic faithful participate in the Easter Sunday procession in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, on March 31. ORLANDO SIERRA/AFP/Getty Images
Decorative painted Easter eggs are displayed at a church in Dimapur, India, on March 31. Christians celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with vigils, performances and gifts such as Easter eggs. STRINGER/AFP/Getty Images
People stand by an Easter fire on Saturday, March 30, in Hellwege, Germany. INGO WAGNER/AFP/Getty Images
A child holds a candle during an Easter service at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing on Saturday. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Chinese Catholics hold candles as they pray at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in Beijing on Saturday. MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images
Pilgrims walk with crosses on the final leg of the Northern Cross pilgrimage to Holy Island in Berwick-upon-Tweed, England, on Friday, March 29. More than 50 people, young and old, celebrated Easter by crossing the tidal causeway during the annual Christian pilgrimage. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
A penitent whips himself during the Santa Vera Cruz brotherhood procession for Holy Week in San Vicente de la Sonsierra, northern Spain, on Friday. CESAR MANSO/AFP/Getty Images
Actors participate in a performance of the passion of Jesus in Trafalgar Square in central London on Friday. CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images
An actor playing Jesus carries a cross during the performance in Trafalgar Square in London on Friday. CARL COURT/AFP/Getty Images
Christian worshippers carry a large wooden cross at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession in Jerusalem's Old City. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
A Christian worshipper prays at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem on Friday. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
An American pilgrim from the Hope of Glory order re-enacts the passion of Christ during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem. Uriel Sinai/Getty Images
A Christian devotee touches a statue of Christ during a Good Friday service at Saint Francis Church in Lahore, Pakistan, on Friday. Arif Ali/AFP/Getty Images
Indonesian Christian devotees take part in a procession re-enacting the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Friday in the town of Magelang on the island of Java. Tarko SUDIARNO/AFP/Getty Images
Penitents carry a Christ statue during a procession on the island of Procida off the coast of Italy on Friday. MARIO LAPORTA/AFP/Getty Images
Believers gather around the Macarena Virgin during a procession in Seville, Spain, on Friday. CRISTINA QUICLER/AFP/Getty Images
Christians pray in front of a statue of Jesus Christ at a church in Kolkata, India, on Friday. DIBYANGSHU SARKAR/AFP/Getty Images
Darlene Eddy uses a brush to remove chocolate shavings from an Easter bunny in her store, Amazing Chocolates, on Thursday, March 28, in Hollywood, Florida. Joe Raedle/Getty Images
A 12-foot Easter Bunny topiary stands among white Easter lilies in New York's Rockefeller Center on Thursday. Spencer Platt/Getty Images
Head chocolatier Chika Watanabe decorates a limited edition Easter egg in the Melt chocolate shop in London on Thursday. Oli Scarff/Getty Images