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Penitents take part in the procession of the "Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz" brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zaragoza, northern Spain, on March 29, 2018. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

(RNS) — Each week Religion News Service presents a gallery of photos of religious expression from around the world. This week’s gallery highlights Christian Holy Week observances.

Penitents take part in the procession of the “Exaltacion de La Santa Cruz” brotherhood, during Holy Week in Zaragoza, northern Spain, on March 29, 2018. Hundreds of processions take place throughout Spain during the Easter Holy Week. (AP Photo/Alvaro Barrientos)

A squirrel monkey, right, pushes his mate away as he eats a treat of worms and seeds from papier mâché Easter eggs, at London Zoo in London, on March 29, 2018. The zoo traditional feeds selected animals treats to encourage visitors to the zoo over the Easter holidays. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)

Faithful carry handmade palms during a procession in the village of Glinianka, Poland, on March 25, 2018. Palm Sunday opens the Holy Week which ends with Easter Sunday, the most important Christian holiday. (AP Photo/Alik Keplicz)

A wild horse falls with its rider during the “Criolla del Prado” rodeo, a Holy Week tradition, in Montevideo, Uruguay, on March 24, 2018. The so-called “jineteadas” have been named a national sport, which draws protests from animal rights activists. (AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico)

Residents watch as Filipino hooded penitents flagellate during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, in northern Philippines, on March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

Catholics take part in a Palm Sunday procession around San Francisco Church in Antigua, Guatemala, on March 25, 2018. For Christians, Palm Sunday marks Jesus Christ’s entrance into Jerusalem when his followers laid palm branches in his path, prior to his crucifixion. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

Pope Francis kisses a foot while washing the feet of inmates on March 29, 2018, during his visit to the Regina Coeli detention center in Rome, where he celebrated the “Missa in Coena Domini.” Francis’ visit to a prison on Holy Thursday to wash the feet of some inmates stresses in a pre-Easter ritual that a pope must serve society’s marginalized and give them hope. (Vatican Media via AP)

Queen Elizabeth II, center, poses after attending the Royal Maundy Service at St. George’s Chapel, the place of worship at Windsor Caste, in England, on March 29, 2018. (Star Max photo via AP)

A picture of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is seen on a mock train as protesters carrying wooden crosses reenact the sufferings of Jesus Christ during a holy week rally in Manila, Philippines, on March 27, 2018. The group used the demonstration to dramatize the plight of the urban poor under the government of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

A man tosses a bouquet of flowers on a religious float carried by devotees during the Jesus of Nazareth procession in downtown Guatemala City, Guatemala, on March 27, 2018. The procession is known as La Resena and is one of the country’s earliest Catholic processions, the first recorded in 1721. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

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