Nails, guns, shawls and crucifixes: traditional religious ceremonies around the world

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Clockwise from top left: a Filipino cries in pain as a nail is hammered into his palm in a re-enactment of the Crucifixion; in Jerusalem, heavily-armed border police walk beside nuns on the Via Dolorosa; in Seville, Spain, penitents join a Holy Week procession and a young ultra-orthodox Jew uses hats to cover his face in a ceremony at Jerusalem's Western Wall.

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