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PICTURES: World celebrates Palm Sunday

HONDURAS (Getty)

Holy Week began with Christians across the globe taking part in traditional Palm Sunday celebrations. Here is a selection of photos

IRAQ (Getty) – Christians in Kurdistan celebrate
IRAQ (Getty)
IRAQ (Getty)
PHILIPPINES – A layman sprinkles holy water on palms (Getty)
INDIA (Getty)
INDIA (Getty)
VATICAN (Getty)
VATICAN (Getty)
PAKISTAN (Getty)
PAKISTAN (Getty)
MOZAMBIQUE (Getty)
SYRIA (Getty) – Celebrations take place the Melkite Greek Catholic patriarchal cathedral
SYRIA (Getty)
SYRIA (Getty)
SPAIN – Hooded penitents in Seville (Getty)
SPAIN (Getty)
SPAIN (Getty)
SPAIN (Getty)
RUSSIA – Russian Catholics observe the Western liturgical calendar (Getty)
RUSSIA (Getty)
RUSSIA (Getty)
HOLY LAND (Getty)
HOLY LAND (Getty)
HOLY LAND (Getty)
SPAIN (Getty)
PARAGUAY (Getty)
PARAGUAY (Getty)
HONDURAS (Getty)
HONDURAS – A giant picture made from coloured saw dust (Getty)
COLOMBIA (Getty)
EL SALVADOR (Getty)
EL SALVADOR (Getty)