In Pictures: Christians mark Good Friday with sombre ceremonies

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Christians around the world observed Good Friday rites as believers remembered the crucifixion and death of Jesus Christ described in the Bible.

The start of the Easter weekend saw a sombre mood as the Passion of Jesus was re-enacted in various ways around the world.

APTOPIX India Good Friday
Christians re-enact the crucifixion of Jesus Christ to mark Good Friday in Hyderabad, India (Mahesh Kuma/AP)

APTOPIX India Good Friday
A Good Friday service at St Joseph Cathedral in Prayagraj, in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (Rajesh Kumar Singh/AP)

Germany Good Friday
The Good Friday procession in Bensheim, Germany (Michael Probst/AP)

France Good Friday
Paris Archbishop Laurent Ulrich, left, prays by a wooden cross in front of the Sacre-Coeur basilica in Paris (Michel Euler/AP)

Good Friday New York
The Way of the Cross procession heads over the Brooklyn Bridge in New York (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

APTOPIX Philippines Crucifixions
The Good Friday tradition has resumed in the Philippines after a three-year pause due to the coronavirus pandemic (Aaron Favila/AP)

Philippines Crucifixions
Devotees and tourists gather for the re-enactment in the village of San Pedro in Pampanga province (Aaron Favila/AP)

Vatican Pope
Francis arrives to celebrate the Passion Mass (Andrew Medichini/AP)

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