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Orthodox Easter - 06 May 2013
Images from around the world of orthodox Christians celebrating Easter.
BULGARIA/
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May 06, 2013
East Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray during a parade with an icon of the Virgin Mary marking the second...
Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria
East Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray during a parade with an icon of the Virgin Mary marking the second...
East Orthodox Christian pilgrims pray during a parade with an icon of the Virgin Mary marking the second day of Easter near Bachkovo monastery, some 170 km (105 miles) from Sofia May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
BULGARIA/
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May 06, 2013
East Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking the second day of Easter...
Bachkovo Monastery, Bulgaria
East Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking the second day of Easter...
East Orthodox Christians carry an icon of the Virgin Mary during a parade marking the second day of Easter at Bachkovo monastery, some 170 km (105 miles) from Sofia May 6, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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May 05, 2013
A Christian girl blows out a candle before the Orthodox Easter service in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Christian girl blows out a candle before the Orthodox Easter service in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre...
A Christian girl blows out a candle before the Orthodox Easter service in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
CZECH/
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May 05, 2013
Russian Christian Orthodox worshippers light candles as they wait for a holy Easter service at the Church...
Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Russian Christian Orthodox worshippers light candles as they wait for a holy Easter service at the Church...
Russian Christian Orthodox worshippers light candles as they wait for a holy Easter service at the Church of St. Peter and Paul in Karlovy Vary May 5, 2013. The spa town of Karlovy Vary has a large number of Russian residents and is also a popular tourist destination for visitors from Russia. REUTERS/David W Cerny (CZECH REPUBLIC - Tags: RELIGION)
BELARUS/
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May 05, 2013
A man drinks vodka at a grave during Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost, some 250 km (155 miles)...
POGOST, Belarus
A man drinks vodka at a grave during Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost
A man drinks vodka at a grave during Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost, some 250 km (155 miles) south of Minsk May 5, 2013. Villagers in southern parts of Belarus visit their relatives' graves during Easter celebrations on Sunday. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
UKRAINE/
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May 05, 2013
Greek-Catholic believers, wearing traditional embroidered canvas shirts, visit a relative's grave at...
PUSTOMYTY, Ukraine
Greek-Catholic believers visit a relative's grave at a cemetery in Pustomyty
Greek-Catholic believers, wearing traditional embroidered canvas shirts, visit a relative's grave at a cemetery in the township of Pustomyty near the western Ukrainian gothic city of Lviv May 5, 2013. On the day of Easter, local believers throng to visit the graves of their loved ones to pay homage to them, and it may take several hours before a local priest comes and sprinkles the tombs with holy water. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
PALESTINIANS-ISRAEL/
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May 05, 2013
A Christian worshipper kisses a pillar at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's...
Jerusalem, Israel
A Christian worshipper kisses a pillar at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's...
A Christian worshipper kisses a pillar at the entrance to the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City, before the Orthodox Easter service, May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION)
KOSOVO/
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May 05, 2013
An Orthodox Christian priest holds Easter eggs during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in...
Mitrovica, Kosovo
An Orthodox Christian priest holds Easter eggs during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in...
An Orthodox Christian priest holds Easter eggs during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in Mitrovica, May 5, 2013. Ethnic Serbs from the Serb-dominated northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica cross the bridge to attend a mass at Saint Sava church located in the town's Albanian-dominated south. REUTERS/Hazir Reka (KOSOVO - Tags: FOOD SOCIETY RELIGION)
KOSOVO/
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May 05, 2013
Easter eggs are seen during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in Mitrovica, May 5, 2013. Ethnic...
Mitrovica, Kosovo
Easter eggs are seen during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in Mitrovica
Easter eggs are seen during an Orthodox Easter mass at Saint Sava church in Mitrovica, May 5, 2013. Ethnic Serbs from the Serb-dominated northern part of the ethnically divided town of Mitrovica cross the bridge to attend a mass at Saint Sava church located in the town's Albanian-dominated south. REUTERS/Hazir Reka (KOSOVO - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
MACEDONIA
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May 05, 2013
People walk around the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" during Orthodox...
Mavrovo, Macedonia
People walk around the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" during Orthodox...
People walk around the 10th century monastery of St. John the Baptist "Sv. Jovan Bigorski" during Orthodox Christian Easter service near Mavrovo, 130 km (81 miles) west of Macedonia's capital Skopje, May 5, 2013. Picture taken with long exposure. REUTERS/Ognen Teofilovski (MACEDONIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
SERBIA/
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May 05, 2013
A Serbian priest holds an icon during an Orthodox Easter service in the St. Sava's temple in Belgrade...
Belgrade, Serbia
A Serbian priest holds an icon during an Orthodox Easter service in the St. Sava's temple in Belgrade...
A Serbian priest holds an icon during an Orthodox Easter service in the St. Sava's temple in Belgrade May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Marko Djurica (SERBIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL/
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May 04, 2013
Worshippers, one holding wooden crosses, lift their hands to the light as they take part in the Christian...
Jerusalem, Israel
Worshippers, one holding wooden crosses, lift their hands to the light as they take part in the Christian...
Worshippers, one holding wooden crosses, lift their hands to the light as they take part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old city May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ISRAEL/
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May 04, 2013
An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section...
Jerusalem, Israel
An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section...
An Ethiopian Orthodox worshipper holds a candle during the Holy Fire ceremony at the Ethiopian section of the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City May 4, 2013. REUTERS/ Ammar Awad (JERUSALEM - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
ETHIOPIA/
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May 04, 2013
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter...
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela May 4, 2013.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (ETHIOPIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ETHIOPIA/
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May 04, 2013
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter...
Orthodox Christians pray outside of one of 11 monolithic rock-cut churches, ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela May 4, 2013.
REUTERS/ Goran Tomasevic (ETHIOPIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)
ETHIOPIA/
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May 04, 2013
An Orthodox Christian boy holds a chicken for sale at a market ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela May...
Lalibela, Ethiopia
An Orthodox Christian boy holds a chicken for sale at a market ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela
An Orthodox Christian boy holds a chicken for sale at a market ahead of Orthodox Easter in Lalibela May 4, 2013.
REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic (ETHIOPIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY ANIMALS)
RUSSIA/
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May 04, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his wife Svetlana (C) attend...
Moscow, Russia
Russian President Putin, PM Medvedev and his wife Svetlana attend an Orthodox Easter service conducted...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R), Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) and his wife Svetlana (C) attend an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
RUSSIA
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May 04, 2013
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, as Prime...
Moscow, Russia
Russian President Putin speaks with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, as PM Medvedev looks...
Russian President Vladimir Putin (R) speaks with Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, as Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev (L) looks on during an Orthodox Easter service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY POLITICS)
RUSSIA
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May 04, 2013
Russian Orthodox Old Believers attend an Orthodox Easter service at a church in Moscow May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mikhail...
Moscow, Russia
Russian Orthodox Old Believers attend an Orthodox Easter service at a church in Moscow
Russian Orthodox Old Believers attend an Orthodox Easter service at a church in Moscow May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Mikhail Voskresensky (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA/
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May 04, 2013
Worshippers hold candles during an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All...
Moscow, Russia
Worshippers hold candles during an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All...
Worshippers hold candles during an Orthodox Easter service conducted by the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
RUSSIA
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May 04, 2013
Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, leads an Orthodox Easter service in the Christ the Saviour...
Moscow, Russia
Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, leads an Orthodox Easter service in the Christ the Saviour...
Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, leads an Orthodox Easter service in the Christ the Saviour Cathedral in Moscow May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov (RUSSIA - Tags: RELIGION ANNIVERSARY)
EGYPT/
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May 04, 2013
Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox church, carries a censer of burning incense as he...
Cairo, Egypt
Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox church, takes part in a ritual as part of a Coptic...
Coptic Pope Tawadros II, head of the Coptic Orthodox church, carries a censer of burning incense as he takes part in a ritual as part of a Coptic Orthodox Easter mass at the main cathedral in Cairo May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: RELIGION)
EGYPT/
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May 04, 2013
A priest uses incense as he takes part in a ritual as part of a Coptic Orthodox Easter mass at the main...
Cairo, Egypt
A priest uses incense as he takes part in a ritual as part of a Coptic Orthodox Easter mass at the main...
A priest uses incense as he takes part in a ritual as part of a Coptic Orthodox Easter mass at the main cathedral in Cairo May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Asmaa Waguih (EGYPT - Tags: RELIGION)
BULGARIA/
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May 04, 2013
People walk with candles around "Alexander Nevski" cathedral during an Orthodox Easter service in Sofia...
Sofia, Bulgaria
People walk with candles around "Alexander Nevski" cathedral during an Orthodox Easter service in Sofia...
People walk with candles around "Alexander Nevski" cathedral during an Orthodox Easter service in Sofia May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Stoyan Nenov (BULGARIA - Tags: RELIGION TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
PALESTINIANS/
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May 04, 2013
A Palestinian Orthodox Christian man takes part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Saint...
Gaza City, Palestinian Territories
Palestinian Orthodox Christian man takes part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Saint...
A Palestinian Orthodox Christian man takes part in the Christian Orthodox Holy Fire ceremony at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City early on May 5, 2013. REUTERS/Suhaib Salem (GAZA - Tags: RELIGION)
GEORGIA/
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May 04, 2013
People attend an Orthodox Easter service at Sioni cathedral in Tbilisi, May 4, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili...
Tbilisi, Georgia
People attend an Orthodox Easter service at Sioni cathedral in Tbilisi
People attend an Orthodox Easter service at Sioni cathedral in Tbilisi, May 4, 2013. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili (GEORGIA - Tags: RELIGION)
KAZAKHSTAN/
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May 04, 2013
A girl plays on a tablet device (R) next to a woman adjusting food prepared for blessing, during an Orthodox...
Almaty, Kazakhstan
A girl plays on a tablet device next to a woman adjusting food prepared for blessing, during an Orthodox...
A girl plays on a tablet device (R) next to a woman adjusting food prepared for blessing, during an Orthodox Easter service in Almaty May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Shamil Zhumatov (KAZAKHSTAN - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY)
BELARUS/
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May 04, 2013
Zosia Kuzmich, 85, bakes cakes on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost, about 250 km (155...
POGOST, Belarus
Kuzmich, 85, bakes cakes on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost
Zosia Kuzmich, 85, bakes cakes on the eve of Orthodox Easter in the village of Pogost, about 250 km (155 miles) south of Minsk, May 4, 2013. Orthodox believers mark Easter on Sunday. REUTERS/Vasily Fedosenko (BELARUS - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)
UKRAINE/
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May 04, 2013
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic believers gather outside a church before an Easter service in Pustomyty village...
PUSTOMYTY, Ukraine
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic believers gather outside a church before an Easter service in Pustomyty village...
Ukrainian Greek-Catholic believers gather outside a church before an Easter service in Pustomyty village near Lviv May 4, 2013. REUTERS/Gleb Garanich (UKRAINE - Tags: RELIGION)
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