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Palm Sunday starts Christian Holy Week

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Palm Sunday marks the beginning of many religious ceremonies for both Western and Eastern Orthodox Christians

An Egyptian Orthodox Christian uses palm leaves to make a cross during the Palm Sunday procession in Cairo in 2013.  AFP / Photo / Khaled Desouki

An Egyptian Orthodox Christian uses palm leaves to make a cross during the Palm Sunday procession in Cairo in 2013.
AFP / Photo / Khaled Desouki

Today, Western and Eastern Orthodox Christians celebrate Palm Sunday, the start of the Holy Week which leads up to Easter on 20 April.

In Egypt Palm Sunday is celebrated with a procession, during which many different objects made out of palm leaves are carried. In the photo from last year a man uses palm leaves to make a cross for the procession.

 


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