In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

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Pope Francis led the Easter Mass at St Peter's Square in Vatican City on Easter Sunday - Christianity's holiest day.
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The colourful Swiss Guards waited in front of St Peter's Basilica for the arrival of the Pope.
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The traditional Easter Sunday dip in Manila Bay went ahead despite government health warnings about the polluted waters.
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Pakistani Christians attended an Easter Vigil Mass at the Sacred Heart Church in Lahore.
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Indian Christian devotees presented coloured Easter Eggs with a Christian Cross symbol in Bangalore.
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Catholics gathered after sunset in the village of Ragotna, Belarus, to kindle an Easter fire. The fire is traditionally used to light a holy candle that the priest carries ceremonially into the darkened church.
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Pope Francis led a service in the Vatican on Saturday, in the majestic confines of Saint Peter's Basilica.
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The pontiff also baptised a man during the service. Holy Saturday is a popular day for welcoming new members into the Christian faith.
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The bunny's been busy! In Torrance, California, children took part in a giant Easter egg hunt with more than 75,000 eggs
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But in Feuerthalen, Switzerland, it was all about egg painting. For Christians, the eggs are a symbol of the resurrection of Jesus.
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These Chinese Catholics in Shanghai were snapped waiting beneath pictures of Pope John Paul II and the Virgin Mary.
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This crowd is made up of priests on a pilgrimage in Bucharest, Romania, ahead of Orthodox Palm Sunday. Many Orthodox churches base their Easter date on the Julian calendar, not the Gregorian calendar used by Western countries. This year, Orthodox Easter Sunday will fall on 8 April.

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