Around the world, Christians commemorated Good Friday with solemn observances, both large and small. In Jerusalem, a procession wound through the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, traditionally believed to be the burial site of Jesus. Volunteers dressed as Roman centurions drove nails through the palms of Catholic devotees in the Philippines, in a reenactment of the crucifixion of Christ. Hundreds of processions took place in Spain during Easter Week, including one in Valencia where worshippers flocked to the icon of the Santisimo Cristo de Salvador Friday to pray for those who died in the sea.
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Worshippers surround the icon of the Santisimo Cristo del Salvador brotherhood during a Holy Week procession in Valencia, in the early hours of Friday, April, 6, 2012. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alberto Saiz)