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Christians mark Palm Sunday with Jerusalem procession

Nuns walk in the Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)
Nuns walk in the Palm Sunday procession on the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem, April 10, 2022. (AP Photo/Maya Alleruzzo)

Thousands of Christian pilgrims take part in Palm Sunday celebrations in Jerusalem at the start of the Christians’ Holy Week.

Worshipers carry palm fronds and olive branches and march from the top of the Mount of Olives to the Old City of Jerusalem.

In accord with Christian tradition, Palm Sunday commemorates Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem and is the start of the church’s most solemn week, which includes the practice of a reenactment of Jesus’ crucifixion and death on Good Friday, and the tenet of belief in his resurrection on Easter.

The procession makes its way from the Mount of Olives past the Garden of Gethsemane where, according to the Christian Bible, Jesus was betrayed, and then finally into the alleyways of the Old City.

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