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Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem for Good Friday processions

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Pilgrims flock to Jerusalem for Good Friday processions

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Christian piligrims are gathering in the Old City of Jerusalem for Good Friday processions.

Retracing the traditional route Jesus took to his crucifixion, the march coincides with pilgrimage for the Jewish holiday of Passover, which means hundreds of thousands of people are in the city. As a result there is a heavy security presence throughout the Jerusalem’s narrow streets.

The walk will take them along Via Dolorosa and near the Holy Sepulchre, with worshippers stopping at each of the stations in the way, some carrying large crosses and wearing thorny headgear to makr the most sombre period of the Christian calendar.