2012 Holy Week in the Philippines - Exclusive Pictures
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2012 Holy Week in the Philippines - Exclusive Pictures

Manila : Philippines | Apr 06, 2012 at 1:38 AM PDT
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(Check It Out! Pictures!) MANILA, Philippines- Hundreds of devotees and penitents around the country re-enacts the suffering of Jesus Christ as they carries a wooden cross and the others flagellate themselves during processions which celebrating the 2012 Holy Week.

Most Catholics in the Philippines observes Holy Week as a significant religious festival . Holy Week also known as ‘Semana Santa’ in other part of the country and in Manileneos as ‘Mahal na Araw’.

Exclusive images courtesy of AP & Reuters.

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Ferdinand Santos, who has been acting the role of Jesus for 18 years since 1994, is pulled with a rope during Senakulo, a Lenten play that depicts events from the Old and New Testaments related to the life, sufferings, and death of Christ, in Mandaluyong City Metro Manila April 5, 2012.
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  • 	Ferdinand Santos, who has been acting the role of Jesus for 18 years since 1994, is pulled with a rope during Senakulo, a Lenten play that depicts events from the Old and New Testaments related to the life, sufferings, and death of Christ, in Mandaluyong City Metro Manila April 5, 2012.

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  • 	A hooded penitent, with a tattoo of the late Pope John Paul II, flagellates himself in a ritual to atone for his sins in observance of Holy Week Thursday, April 5, 2012, at Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines. 

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  • 	A ritual in observance of Holy Week Thursday, April 5, 2012 in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. 

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  • 	A ritual to atone for his sins in observance of Holy Week Thursday, April 5, 2012, in San Fernando city, Pampanga province, north of Manila, Philippines. 

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  • 	Hooded penitents with sharpened bamboo sticks strapped to their bodies walk through the streets in a ritual to atone for their sins in observance of Holy Week Thursday, April 5, 2012, in Mandaluyong city, east of Manila, Philippines.

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  • 	Richard Borja, 30, who is portraying Jesus Christ, walks as he is pulled on a chain by a man ahead of Good Friday in Mandaluyong city, metro Manila April 5, 2012. 

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