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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (22 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 May 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (19 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 May 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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The Last Church in Benghazi (12 of 14)
Tripoli, Libya
By Tripcarbons
23 Apr 2013

Father Alan leaves the congregation to conclude the service.

As Father Alan takes mass in Benghazi’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church a young Libyan sits in the doorway wearing Adidas tracksuit bottoms and a football shirt and holding an elderly looking sawn-off shotgun.

Immaculate Conception is the city’s last functioning church after gunmen attacked the Greek Orthodox Church in March assaulting the priests and setting it on fire.

Since the revolution the church has been broken into twice and it’s only five minutes away from an open-air gun market but its priests say the only thing that will make them close the church is if the government asks them to leave.

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The Last Church in Benghazi (13 of 14)
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
14 Apr 2013

Philip Chukiaiuma
'As you can see there are children running around. Everyone feels safe here. We just try to keep to our prayer and take care of our people.'

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The Last Church in Benghazi (11 of 14)
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
14 Apr 2013

Three Nuns visiting from India take their pews. They are visiting Benghazi to volunteer in the local hospital.

As Father Alan takes mass in Benghazi’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church a young Libyan sits in the doorway wearing Adidas tracksuit bottoms and a football shirt and holding an elderly looking sawn-off shotgun.

Immaculate Conception is the city’s last functioning church after gunmen attacked the Greek Orthodox Church in March assaulting the priests and setting it on fire.

Since the revolution the church has been broken into twice and it’s only five minutes away from an open-air gun market but its priests say the only thing that will make them close the church is if the government asks them to leave.

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The Last Church in Benghazi (10 of 14)
Benghazi, Libya
By Tripcarbons
14 Apr 2013

A member of the congregation reads from the New Testament

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Father of San Pedro Church looks on as Anda leaves the church for procession during Semana Santa in Antigua Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

Procession participants in costume celebrate the last day of Semana Santa.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
31 Mar 2013

A procession leaves San Pedro Church on the last day of Semana Santa in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Guatemala
By U.S. Editor
31 Mar 2013

Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week), one of the most popular religious celebrations in Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of the crucifixion, and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Women in veils prepare for the procession during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, Guatemala. Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week) popular among religious celebrations in Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of crucifixion and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Procession participants in a cloud of vanishing smoke.

Antigua, Guatemala is known for its vibrant religious festival during Semana Santa (Holy Week) religious celebrations among Latin America. Semana Santa consists of costumed processions, reenactments of crucifixion and other events.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Guatemalan women carry an Anda during Semana Santa (Holy Week) procession in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Antigua, Guatemala Celebrates Semana ...
Antigua, Sacatepequez, Guatemala
By hiroko tanaka
30 Mar 2013

Alfombura (Carpet made with flower and sawdust) during Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Antigua, Guatemala.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil
Paraty, Brazil
By U.S. Editor
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (25 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (24 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (23 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

A man carries a sacred object while praying and chanting in the procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (21 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (20 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (18 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Angel Children
Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (17 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (16 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (15 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (14 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (13 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Little Angels
Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (12 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (11 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (10 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (9 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (8 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (7 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (6 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Angel Girl
Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (5 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty Cathedral, Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (4 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Angel Boy
Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (3 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.

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Semana Santa 2013 In Brazil (2 of 25)
Paraty, Brazil
By Juliana Spinola
30 Mar 2013

Praying and chanting in procession for Holy Week 2013 - Paraty, Brazil.
Brazil has the largest Catholic population in the world. Holy Week, Semana Santa in Portuguese, is observed throughout the country with processions and rituals similar to those of other Catholic countries, yet made unique by their specific context.