It is the start of Easter Holy Week in the Christian calendar and, across the world, Palm Sunday has been marked.
There was a procession of pilgrims in Jerusalem. Palm Sunday is when Christians commemorate the triumphant arrival of Jesus in the Holy City in the final week of his life.
At St Peter’s Square the faithful gathered for a Palm Sunday Mass, which the Pope dedicated to young people. The service took place on the eve of the second anniversary of the death of the late Pontiff, John Paul II.
In Poland, Palm Sunday has taken on new dimensions with the competitive spirit to the fore.
In an annual contest, the people of the town of Lipnica Murowana battled to see who can build the tallest artificial palm tree. This year’s winner was a record-breaker, standing over 30 metres high.