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A woman shows a handful of Easter eggs at an Easter market in the western Austrian village of Innsbruck. Holy Week is celebrated in many Christian traditions during the week before Easter.

Easter Eggs - Too pretty to eat!

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The Easter Egg symbolizes the empty tomb of Jesus Christ – a sign of his resurrection from the dead. Traditionally, an Easter Egg is a reminder of eternal life. Eggs are also a symbol of fertility that pre-dates Christianity. Decorated ostrich eggshells over 60,000 years old have been discovered in Africa and adorned the tombs of ancient Egyptians and Sumerians over 5,000 years ago. The Easter Egg Hunt is a popular tradition in some countries, with eggs hidden away (supposedly by the Easter Bunny) for children to find on Easter morning. The sheer variety of Easter eggs is mind-boggling – they come painted, printed and embroidered with signature types from France, Belarus, Sweden and the Czech Republic. Though chicken eggs were used traditionally, in modern times eggs of chocolate, jelly and marzipan are common, as are plastic eggs with jelly-bean fillings.

Enjoy these fascinating Easter Eggs from around the world.

  • Pitcher who allowed Tim Tebow's home run tweets funny response

    St. Louis Cardinals prospect John Kilichowski will forever be the answer to a trivia question no one thought would exist even two months ago. During Wednesday’s instructional league game against the New York Mets, he was the pitcher who allowed a home run to Tim Tebow in Tebow’s first ever professional at-bat. On the first pitch he saw, Tebow took a high-and-outside fastball from Kilichowski and basically tomahawked it over the fence in left-center field.

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  • Ohio State DC Greg Schiano cited for crash with bicyclist

    Greg Schiano is in his first season as defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Ohio State defensive coordinator Greg Schiano was issued a traffic citation Wednesday. Last Thursday morning, Schiano’s truck hit a bicyclist, resulting in a ticket for “failure to obey a traffic-control device.” The ticket is a minor misdemeanor, per the Columbus Dispatch.

    Dr. Saturday
  • Mets bats reignite in blowout of Marlins, presented by W.B. Mason

    Jay Bruce and Yoenis Cespedes hit two-run homers in consecutive innings and Noah Syndergaard showed no ill-effects of his strep throat as the Mets routed the Marlins, 12-1, on Tuesday night at Marlins Park.

    Comcast SportsNet New York
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    The friend of a man who died along with Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, sent a text message warning to "please be careful" and "keep him close to shore," according to a screen shot posted to social media. The texts, posted to Instagram by Will Bernal Sunday, offered some potential insight into the circumstances surrounding the deadly crash in which Fernandez, 24, Eduardo Rivero, 25 and Emilio Macias, 27 died. The Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission, which is investigating, did not immediately respond to ABC News' request for comment regarding the allegations that Fernandez had been arguing with his girlfriend.

    Good Morning America
  • How UFC champ Tyron Woodley thinks racism has impacted his MMA career

    On numerous occasions in the past year, boxing promoter Bob Arum has insisted the UFC’s audience mirrors the demographic that supports Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump:  It’s “lily white,” the International Boxing Hall of Famer has said, with little appreciation of diverse cultures. Welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who will defend the title against Stephen “Wonder Boy” Thompson on Nov. 12 in the co-main event of UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden in New York, has first-hand experience that leads him to agree with Arum’s position. Part of the reason, Woodley speculated, is his race.

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  • Pete Rose petitions Hall of Fame for inclusion on ballots in lengthy letter

    Disgraced hit king Pete Rose has asked National Baseball Hall of Fame officials to reconsider the bylaw that blocks his candidacy for enshrinement, petitioning Hall president Jeff Idelson in a seven-page letter that argues for his inclusion on future ballots. The letter, obtained by Yahoo Sports, contends the terms of Rose’s lifetime ban for gambling – drawn by then-commissioner Bart Giamatti – intentionally excluded language that would have barred Rose from Cooperstown and that, 27 years later, Rose has been unjustly kept from consideration. Pete Rose feels he has been unjustly kept from consideration from the Baseball Hall of Fame.

    Tim Brown
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    Ball Don't Lie
  • Nebraska regent wants players who knelt for anthem off team

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    Dr. Saturday
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    Dr. Saturday
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  • Boone Pickens speaking --- quite interesting

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  • Tony Stewart ready to shed responsibility of being voice of Sprint Cup garage

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  • Devils bolster defense, ink Quincey to one-year, $1.25M deal

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    NBC Sports
  • Tuscaloosa realtor uses Les Miles' firing for ingenious billboard

    Les Miles may be moving from Baton Rouge after his firing (Getty). A realtor in Tuscaloosa, the home of the University of Alabama, is already having fun with LSU’s firing of Les Miles. Take a look at this billboard that’s already posted two days after Miles was removed as the Tigers’ head coach.

    Dr. Saturday
  • To Danny Willett's Brother, an Open Letter From America's Fat, Dumb Golf Fans

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    Word surfaced on Wednesday morning that the New York Islanders were expected to sign veteran defenseman Dennis Seidenberg. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed, but according to TSN’s Darren Dreger earlier in the day the value is reported to be $1 million. Seidenberg is currently playing a significant role for Team Europe, a surprise finalist against the heavily favored Canadians.

    NBC Sports
  • Breaking down the Red Sox's postseason chances

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  • Fans Gather at Marlins Park for Jose Fernandez's Final Departure in Motorcade Procession

    Miami Marlins star pitcher Jose Fernandez, who died in a boating accident Sunday, is being honored in a public memorial service. Pallbearers wearing Fernandez's jersey carried his coffin into a hearse, which left a Miami funeral home for Marlins Park at 1:30 p.m., ABC's Miami affiliate WPLG reported. Once at the stadium, Marlins players surrounded the hearse, placing one hand on it while wearing T-shirts that read "RIP" with an image of Fernandez standing on the pitcher's mound.

    Good Morning America
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    The Associated Press
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    Devil Ball Golf
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