Competitors raced uphill with heavy sacks of charcoal at a quirky contest in the UK.
Clare Harvey's children persuaded her to leave their table at the Kingsbury Hotel in Colombo just seconds before a suicide bomber struck.
Locals in a Spanish town set alight and shot at a puppet made to resemble Carles Puigdemont, the ex-president of the Spanish region of Catalonia.
The so-called "watering" of the women on Easter Monday is an old fertility rite that dates back to pre-Christian times.
About 500 people took part this year in the "Georgi ride", a deeply rooted tradition that sees priests bless the horses, sprinkling holy water on each one of them.
Hundreds of faithful took part in a Holy Thursday procession took in the Guatemalan city of Antigua on Thursday to mark the start of a series of solemn ceremonies in the lead up to Easter.
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"There is no place for such barbarism in our region," Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Twitter.
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And on Wednesday, Washington’s ambassador to Colombo said the US had no prior knowledge of the Easter Sunday suicide bombing attacks on churches and hotels in Sri Lanka, but now believes there is ongoing terrorism plotting in the country.
Pope Francis led Catholics into Easter with a vigil Mass on Saturday night.
People living in Petare - one of the poorest neighbourhoods of the capital of Venezuela, came together on Friday (April 19) to watch a re-enactment of the Passion of Christ.
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Animals at London Zoo kicked off their Easter celebrations early on Thursday (April 18) as zookeepers feed them some eggs special treats.
Painting eggs is an important tradition in the country and techniques and motifs vary from region to region.
The island's mayor, Petro Edmunds has reduced the number of days from 90 to 30 because, he says, foreigners are "damaging the local idiosyncrasy"
Hundreds of people gathered in the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour in central Moscow on Sunday for Easter Mass led by the head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill.
Haitian voodoo followers marked one of the holiest days of their religious calendar with a traditional ceremony on Easter Sunday in Port-au-Prince.
People heading back home after the four-day Easter weekend are battling it out with snow, rain and sleet.
People across the region joined services marking the occasion.
Pope Francis has used the traditional 'Urbi et Orbi' (to the city and to the world) to pray for a "swift end" to the relentless war in Syria.
Pope Francis baptised a Nigerian migrant who became a hero in Italy after disarming a thief who was armed with a cleaver. John Ogah was one of eight people baptised at an Easter vigil service on Saturday for around 10,000 worshippers in St Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.
Pope Francis has led Roman Catholic devotees in a Good Friday service which was held under tight security in the city's ancient Colosseum.
An Easter march takes place in Jerusalem's Old City.
Artists added a modern twist to the traditional design.