PHOTOS: Palm Sunday observed around the world

Palm Sunday

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A Catholic woman holds decorated juniper twigs and palms after attending a blessing and a mass at the Cathedral Basilica of Sts Stanislaus and Vladislaus in Vilnius on April 1, 2012. For Christians, Palm Sunday commemorates Christ's triumphant entry into Jerusalem on the back of a donkey, welcomed by crowds waving palm branches, before his arrest, trial, crucifixion and resurrection. AFP PHOTO / PETRAS MALUKAS

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Posted on April 2, 2012 at 8:00 AM

Updated Saturday, Nov 23 at 5:56 AM

Christians around the world marked the beginning of Holy Week with Palm Sunday, recreating the Biblical story of Jesus arriving in Jerusalem being greeted by crowds waving palm fronds.

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