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Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year

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Penitents from 'Jesus Yacente' brotherhood take part in a procession in Zamora, Spain, in the early hours of Friday, April 6. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week.

Jim Gold, msnbc.com reports:  Religious observances intersect this year for two major faiths. As Christians around the world continue their Holy Week with Maundy Thursday, Good Friday and Easter Sunday, Jews will begin Passover on Friday at sunset. The confluence comes as the Jewish lunar-based calendar makes the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nisan fall on Good Friday.

Around the world, Christians celebrate the holiest week of the year.