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Romanians honor dead ahead of Orthodox Easter

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An elderly woman lights a fire next to a grave in a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, southern Romania, early on May 2.

On this day in the Orthodox Holy Week, known as Maundy Thursday, Romanians visit the graves of their loved ones, light fires and share food with community members in memory of the departed. Orthodox worshippers celebrate Easter on May 5.

Andreea Alexandru / AP

A woman carries a stone cross in a cemetery in the village of Copaciu, southern Romania, early on May 2

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