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Photos: Easter celebrated around the world

Parishioners gather for a sunrise Easter Sunday service in Manasquan, N.J.

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John Minchillo/AP

Christians around the world on Sunday celebrated a second Easter taking place during the pandemic. That meant confronting, yet again, the way the virus has changed not only daily life but religious events. Global deaths and cases have again been on the rise, forcing new rounds of restrictions, which in some countries were tightened specifically for the holiday. At the Vatican, Pope Francis delivered his address inside St. Peter’s Basilica to a small crowd rather than from a balcony overlooking thousands of celebrants. He said the virus was “still spreading” and called vaccines an essential tool in the fight. Here are scenes as the world celebrates Easter.

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Clergymen and servers arrive for Mass in Esztergom, Hungary.

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Marton Monus/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Washington National Cathedral Altar Guild members Anne Bowen, left, and Anne Roulhac arrange flowers in D.C.

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Carolyn Kaster/AP

Pope Francis leads the Easter Sunday Mass at St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican.

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Filippo Monteforte/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

A woman attends Sunday Mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, where Jesus Christ was believed to be buried, in Jerusalem. Correction: A previous version of this caption said Jesus Christ is believed to be buried in Jerusalem.

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Oded Balilty/AP

Cardinal Timothy Dolan greets people at the end of services at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York.

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Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Churchgoers in Youhanabad, the largest Christian neighborhood in Lahore, Pakistan.

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Betsy Joles/Getty Images

A Catholic worshiper makes her way to Easter Mass in Fadiouth, Senegal.

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John Wessels/AFP/Getty Images

Members of the clergy in an Easter procession in Tomsk, Russia.

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Taisiya Vorontsova/Reuters

People arrive at St. John's Apostolic Faith Church in Soweto, South Africa.

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Siphiwe Sibeko/Reuters

People attend an Easter celebration at the Saint-Augustin Church of La Goulette in Tunis.

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Mohamed Messara/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

The Rev. Rob Robertson leads an Easter sunrise service in Burke, Va.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Reginaldo Manzotti, a Catholic priest, conducts a drive-through Mass in Curitiba, Brazil.

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Rodolfo Buhrer/Reuters

People pray for Vera Winkler, 9, and her sister, Coco Winkler, 8, of Warrenton, Va. after their baptisms that followed a drive-in style Easter service at Glasgow Farm in Fredericksburg, Va.

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Matt McClain/The Washington Post

Pastor Will Bredberg, right, prepares to perform the baptism of TJ Bednash at Will Rogers State Beach in Los Angeles.

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Damian Dovarganes/AP

People at the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival in New York.

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Eduardo Munoz/Reuters

Laura Brown, center, and Brian Vogt, left, read the book “The Easter Story” to their children on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.

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Michael Reynolds/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

The Rev. John Kellogg of Christ Church celebrates an Easter service at Congressional Cemetery in D.C.

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Alexander Drago/Reuters

The Rev. Noah Evans speaks outside Old St. Luke's Church in Carnegie, Pa.

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Jessie Wardarski/AP

Deacon Linda Washington raises her hand in praise at the Florida Avenue Baptist Church's outdoor Easter service held at Howard University Hospital Plaza in Washington, D.C.

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Amanda Andrade-Rhoades for The Washington Post

People worship in a cathedral in Hildesheim, Germany.

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Julian Stratenschulte/AP

People bring their Easter baskets to be blessed in Transylvania, Romania.

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Nandor Veres/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

A family strolls in Dangast, Germany.

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Mohssen Assanimoghaddam/AP