As Good Friday is observed around the world to commemorate Jesus Christ's crucifixion, the faithful gather in prayer. In some countries such as the Philippines and Indonesia, crucifixions are reenacted, while in Jerusalem, India, Sri Lanka and England, special masses are held.
Take a look at how the world observes Good Friday. And don't forget to share your own photo collections on our Flickr group pool Your Photos. To write a guest blog, read our submission guidelines Actors take part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross), which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Holy Week celebrations in Bucharest April 15, 2014. Romania's Christian Orthodox majority will celebrate Easter on April 20 together with Catholic believers. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) An inmate depicting Jesus performs the crucifixion scene in the theatre play "Jesus Christ Superstar" at Sarita Colonia prison yard, ahead of Holy Week celebrations, in Lima April 15, 2014. The play was held to encourage the inmates in their rehabilitation process, according to the prison's press release. Sarita Colonia's population is made up of 3,113 inmates, out of which 472 are foreigners. Picture taken April 15, 2014. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: RELIGION CRIME LAW TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY) An actor takes part in a re-enactment of the "Via Crucis" (Way of the Cross), which commemorates the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, during the Orthodox Holy Week celebrations in Bucharest April 15, 2014. Romania's Christian Orthodox majority will celebrate Easter on April 20 together with Catholic believers. REUTERS/Bogdan Cristel (ROMANIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY) Indonesian Catholics participate in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 2010 in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. At the last count in 2000 Catholics make up just over three percent of the population of the predominantly Muslim country of approximately 6.5 million people. An altar boy holds up a crucifix during a Good Friday mass at a church in New Delhi. Good Friday procession through the streets of Braga, in the north of Portugal, reconstitutes the crucifixion of Jesus. Christian pilgrims at Church of the Holy Sepulcher during the Good Friday procession in 2011 in Jerusalem, Israel. In Jerusalem Christian pilgrims took part in processions along the route that Jesus is believed to have taken in his last days as he carried the cross. Members of the town's crafts guilds participate in a Good Friday procession on in Lohr am Main, Germany. Members of the Churches Together in Sidmouth take part in their annual Good Friday Walk of Witness procession on the seafront in Sidmouth, England. A Christian woman kisses the feet of a statue of Jesus Christ during Good Friday services in the village of Mondesore near Raikia, Odisha, India. Actors take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans on Good Friday 2010 in Bensheim, Germany. Actors perform The Passion of Jesus to crowds in Trafalgar Square in 2011 in London, England. The actors come from the Wintershall Estate in Surrey where they also perform a Nativity play in and around the farm buildings at Christmas. A Christian pilgrim carries a wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa during Good Friday procession in Jerusalem, Israel. A Filipino Christian endures iron nails tacked on his hands and feet in a reenactment of Christ's crucifixion in Kapitangan Village in Bulacan province, Philippines. The bloody spectacle that is seen as a yearly tourist attraction, drawing more than 10,000 spectators during the season of Lent. Actors take part in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus by the Romans on Good Friday 2012 in Bensheim, Germany. Christians all over the world take part in processions retracing the steps tradition says Jesus Christ took to his crucifixion. An Indonesian Catholic praying by a statue of Jesus Christ made of zinc plate during the procession of a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday 2012 in Klaten, Central Java, Indonesia. Good Friday is a public holiday in Indonesia, a majority Muslim nation. A view of the Colosseum during the Way Of The Cross procession held by Pope Benedict XVI on Good Friday in Rome, Italy. The traditional Catholic procession on Good Friday recalls the crucifixion of Jesus Christ. Actor James Burke-Dunsmore (C) plays Jesus in a rehearsal of 'The Passion of Jesus' by the Wintershall Players on the Wintershall estate on March 16, 2013 in Bramley, England. The Wintershall Players are based on the estate and perform several biblical theatrical productions per year. Their performance of 'The Passion of Jesus' will be performed live in Trafalgar Square, London on Good Friday, March 29, 2013. The production includes a cast of 78 actors, horses, a donkey and authentic costumes of Roman soldiers in the 12th Legion of the Roman Army.