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Good Friday 2018: Here’s how Christians around the world observed the holy day

Good Friday is observed on the Friday before Easter Sunday, as Christians commemorate the passion, suffering, and death on the cross of the Lord, Jesus Christ. Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross.

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Good Friday is a solemn day commemorating the crucifixion of Jesus Christ and his death at Calvary. Christians around the world observe this day with great humility and reverence. Observed on the Friday preceding Easter Sunday, people honour and remember the passion and suffering through which Jesus went through. Also known as Great Friday, Holy Friday or Black Friday, many Christians spend the day fasting and is a day of mourning. Click through to see how Christians all over the world observed this Holy week. (Source: AP)

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People wearing masks march through the streets during Easter celebrations in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, March 30, 2018. (Source: Reuters)

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People take part in Easter celebrations in Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic, March 30, 2018. (Source: Reuters)

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Masked penitents and devotees hold candles while taking part in the procession of ''El Ensogado'' during the Holy Week in Sietamo, northern Spain, Thursday, March 29, 2018. (Source: AP Images)

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Priests pray as Pope Francis leads the Good Friday Passion of the Lord Mass in Saint Peter's Basilica at the Vatican, March 30, 2018. (Source: Reuters)

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On this day, people visit churches and observe Good Friday. With a subdued service at the church, Christ’s death is remembered with solemn hymns, prayers of thanksgiving. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

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The ceremony is sombre and priests and deacons often wear black vestments on this day. The altar and the pulpit are bare and it must be noted no candles are lit. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

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Chruch choir singing hyms during Good Friday prayer service at a chruch in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. (Source: Express photo by Vishal Srivastav)

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People dressed up as Jesus Christ and others participate in a street play on the occasion of Good Friday in Mumbai. (Source: PTI)

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Christians light candles and pray to mark Good Friday in a church in Kolkata. (Source: AP)

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Christian devotees pray beside a clay model of Jesus Christ at a church on Good Friday in Kolkata. Christians around the world are marking the death of Jesus Christ ahead of Easter Sunday. (Source: AP)

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Christians participate in a Good Friday procession in Kolkata. (Source: AP)

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Christian devotees offer prayers at Mother Teresa's tomb on the occasion of Good Friday, in Kolkata. Many Christians spend this day in fasting, prayer, repentance, and meditation on the agony and suffering of Christ on the cross. (Source: PTI)

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A woman offer prayers near the Holy Family Basilica on Good Friday during the Holy Week of Easter in Nairobi, Kenya.

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Joined by hundred of Christians, leader of the Catholic Church in Kenya, Cardinal John Njue carries a cross through the streets of Nairobi, Kenya during the Holy Week. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis washes the feet of inmates during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center in Rome, on the eve of Good Friday, where he celebrated the "Missa in Coena Domini".

Pope Francis visit to a prison on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of some inmates, stresses in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve society's marginalized and give them hope. (Source: Vatican Media via AP)

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Pope Francis walks towards an amphora containing holy oil during a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican on Holy Thursday. During the Mass the pontiff blesses a token amount of oil that will be used to administer the sacraments for the year. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis, white figure at center, celebrates a Chrism Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican on the eve of Sacred Friday. Pope urged priests on Thursday to be spiritually close to their flocks and not insist on preaching only laws when they sin. (Source: AP)

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A woman cries as she watches the procession of the "Nazareno de San Pablo" outside Santa Teresa Cathedral during Holy Week in Caracas, Venezuela. The "Nazareno de San Pablo" is a sculpture from the XVII century. (Source: AP)

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Catholic clergy walk during the Washing of the Feet procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many Christians to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem, on eve of Good Friday. (Source: AP)

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Church groups carry representations of Christ on the cross as they walk in a Holy Week procession , in Taxco, Mexico, on the eve of Good Friday. In Taxco, Roman Catholic brotherhoods preserve a Holy Week tradition that dates to the 1600's. (Source: AP)

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Residents watch as a penitent carrying a bundle of thorny branches takes part in a Holy Week procession. In processions that last from Thursday evening into the early morning hours of Friday, hooded penitents drag chains and shoulder bundles of thorny branches through the streets, as some flog themselves with nail-studded whips. (Source: AP)

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The Jesus of Nazareth statue from La Merced church is paraded on a religious float, in downtown Guatemala ahead of Good Friday. The procession is known as La Resena and is one of the country's earliest Catholic processions, the first recorded in 1721. (Source: AP)

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Masked penitents carry a wooden cross during a Holy Week procession by members of San Francisco church in Antigua, Guatemala. (Source: AP)

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Men dressed as Roman soldiers carry a religious float with a statue of Jesus Christ during a Holy Week procession by members of San Francisco church in Antigua, Guatemala. For days leading up to Easter Sunday each year, processions and religious floats parade through the streets of villages and cities across the country, celebrating the Passion of Christ from the crucifixion to resurrection. (Source: AP)

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A young penitent takes part in the procession of the "Silencio del Santisimo Cristo del Rebate" brotherhood, during Holy Week in Tarazona, northern Spain.

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A penitent carries a cross taking part in the procession of ''El Ensogado'' during the Holy Week in Sietamo, northern Spain. For days leading up to Easter Sunday each year, hundreds of colorful processions featuring penitents and magnificently decorated religious floats parade through the streets of villages and cities across the country, celebrating the Passion of Christ from the crucifixion to resurrection. (Source: AP)