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Penitents celebrate Holy Week in Seville

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A penitent crosses a street during Holy Week in Seville city in southern Spain on April 3 after the procession he was to participate in was canceled due to rain. In Spain celebrations for Semana Santa, or Holy Week, are often spectacular. Religious statues are carried along on the shoulders of the cofrades, members of the cofradias, lay brotherhoods that organize the processions.

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Penitents walk to their church during Holy Week in Seville in southern Spain on April 3. Christians around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Penitents of "Los Estudiantes" brotherhood in Seville leave their church on April 3 after their procession was canceled due to bad weather during Holy Week in southern Spain.

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During the Holy Week in Seville, Spain, penitents are pictured walking to their church on April 3. Christians around the world mark the Holy Week of Easter in celebration of the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus Christ.

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Penitents from "La Candelaria" brotherhood shelter from the rain as a couple walk along the street during a storm in Seville on April 3. Most of the Holy Week processions in the southern Spain city were canceled due to bad weather.

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Two penitents in a Holy Week procession help each other take off their hoods in the city of Cordoba in southern Spain on April 3. The procession they were to participate in was called off due to bad weather.

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