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Christians celebrate Easter across the world

Easter commemorates the day when according to Christian tradition Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem.

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A view of St. Peter Square at the Vatican City as Pope Francis celebrates the Easter Mass on Sunday. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis during the Easter mass, in St. Peter's square at the Vatican City on Sunday. (Source: AP)

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A crucifix is held by a young priest during the Easter Vigil mass at Mother Teresa Cathedral in Kosovo capital Pristina on Saturday. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis led the world's 1.2 billion Roman Catholics into Easter on Saturday night, urging them at a vigil Mass to shun indifference and boldly live their faith. Marking the third Easter since his election in 2013. (Source: AP)

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Pope Francis holds a lit white candle as he celebrates an Easter vigil service, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican on Saturday. (Source: AP)

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Christian clergymen hold candles during a procession at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, in Jerusalem's Old City. (Source: AP)

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Ethiopian Orthodox Christian women pray at Deir El Sultan outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Orthodox Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem. (Source: AP)

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Christians in the Holy city and across the world are celebrating Easter, commemorating the day followers believe Jesus was resurrected in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago. (Source: AP)

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Greek Orthodox priests hold palm fond in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ during Orthodox Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem on Sunday. (Source: AP)

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Archbishop Gintaras Grusas perfoms the blessing at the Easter vigil mass in the Cathedral in Vilnius, Lithuania on Saturday. (Source: AP)

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Worshippers hold candles during the Easter Vigil mass at Mother Teresa Cathedral in Kosovo capital Pristina on Saturday. (Source: AP)

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A priest blesses Easter baskets on Holy Saturday at a church St. Kostka in Warsaw, Poland. Traditionally on Easter Saturday people bring eggs, sausages, bread, salt and pepper to churches to be blessed. (Source: AP)

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Christians pray during Easter service at St. Oswald's Church in Lahore, Pakistan on Sunday.(Source: AP)

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People offer prayers during an Easter mass at the Cathedral Church of the Redemption in New Delhi on Sunday. (Source: PTI)

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South Korean Catholics buy eggs to celebrate Easter at Myungdong Cathedral in Seoul, South Korea on Sunday. (Source: AP)

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78-years-old Volker Kraft, fixes an egg at an apple tree with that is decorated with about 10,000 painted Easter eggs in the garden of retired couple Christa and Volker Kraft in Saalfeld, Germany. The Kraft family has decorated their tree for Easter for more than forty years. This is the last year they have done this, as climbing the ladder has become too arduous. (Source: AP)

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Christian girls paint decorate eggs on the eve of Easter in Guwahati. (Source: PTI)