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Easter 2018: How Christians around the world celebrated the holy day

Easter symbolises the victory of Christ over death and his resurrection is a promise of eternal life for those who believe in him. ''He is risen'' is a joyful exclamation of his resurrection.

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The Easter Sunday is one of the most important days for Christians all over the world, as it marks the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. Easter falls on the third day after Good Friday — which is observed as the day when Christ was hung on the cross to pay the price of the world’s sin. Christians believe that on the third day (Easter Day), Christ rose from the dead, thereby being victorious over death itself. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis arrives to celebrate an Easter mass, in St. Peter's square at the Vatican on Easter Sunday. (Source: AP)

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Christian priests pray during Easter at a Church in Gauhati, India. Christians around the world are celebrating Easter commemorating the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem two millennia ago. (Source: AP)

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A Catholic woman lights a candle inside a church during Easter in Kolkata. (Source: AP)

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A Christian girl prays during Easter at a Church in Gauhati. (Source: AP)

Christians hold candles while attending midnight Easter service at St. Patrick church in Karachi, Pakistan. (Source: AP)

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Devotees carry the statue of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony ''Descent of the Angel'', part of Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain. (Source: AP)

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David Statnik holds a crucifix at the beginning of the Easter riders procession in Ralbitz, eastern Germany. ccording to a more than hundred years old tradition men of the Sorbs, dressed in black tailcoats ride on decorated horses, proclaiming, singing and praying the message of Jesus' resurrection. The Sorbs are a Slavic German minority located near the German-Polish border. (Source: AP)

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Christians pray during an annual Easter service rally at Yeonsei University in Seoul, South Korea. About 10,000 participants prayed for peace and denuclearization on the Korean Peninsula. (Source: AP)

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Women in traditional costumes sing in front of the church in Burg, eastern Germany. (Source: AP)

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Archbishop Gintaras Grusas and worshippers hold candles during the Easter vigil Mass in Cathedral-Basilica in Vilnius, Lithuania. (Source: AP)

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A priest blesses baskets with food samples brought by faithful in a church in Legionowo, Poland. Traditionally Catholic Poles bring baskets containing mainly an egg, bread, salt, pepper, sausage, horseradish, and butter to churches to be blessed on Holy Saturday, the day before Easter Sunday. (Source: AP)

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Dressed in folk costumes, young men pour water on young women in Holloko, a mountain village enlisted on the World Heritage List of Unesco, some 80 kms northeast of Budapest, Hungary. According to a several hundred years old tradition of Hungarian villages young men pour water on young women who in exchange present their sprinklers with beautifully colored eggs on Easter Monday. (Source: AP)