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In pictures: Christians celebrate Easter around the world

by Premier Journalist

Easter commemorates the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead. It symbolises hope, renewal, and the triumph of life over death.

For believers, it represents the promise of salvation and eternal life through Jesus' sacrifice. 

To celebrate it, Christians have attended services across the world.


Worshippers carry a cross as they participate in the Good Friday procession at the Via Dolorosa in Jerusalem's Old City


Worshippers pray at the purported tomb of Jesus in the burial place, known as the Edicule, at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession, in Jerusalem's Old City.


People hold up a statue of the crucified Jesus Christ during the Good Friday procession in the courtyards of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Managua, Nicaragua. 


A child dressed as Jesus Christ carries a wooden cross as he takes part in the Good Friday procession at the courtyards of the Metropolitan Cathedral, in Managua, Nicaragua.


Pakistani Christians walk with candles on Easter Sunday service, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church of Pakistan, in Karachi.


Pakistani Christians attend Easter Sunday service, at the Holy Trinity Cathedral Church of Pakistan, in Karachi, Pakistan.


A worshipper touches a cross during an Easter vigil service at the Grand Immaculate Church in Al-Hamdaniya, Iraq.


A Christian woman lights a candle during an Easter mass at the Armenian church in Baghdad, Iraq.


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