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Orthodox Christians have been celebrating the holy day of Easter.

But this year in Romania the church services have taken on a further resinence. In the wake of the floods which have left thousands homeless -Easter mass was held for those who had to find temporary shelter in tents, hospitals and schools. There are 200,000,000 Orthodox Christians world-wide.Easter is their most important festival and the one celebrated with the most joy as it commemorates the resurection of Jesus Christ. But not all Easter customs are Christian:On a small Greek island, a mock rocket war takes place. This is where the parishoners of two churches launch fireworks at one another in a bid to hit each other’s bell towers. The result is a spectacle of noise and light…