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Are these the world's prettiest Easter eggs?

18 April 2014 Last updated at 20:09 BST

A Slavic community in Germany is keeping alive the traditional craft of Easter egg painting.

The Sorbian heritage museum in Dissen has been teaching children how to master the intricate patterns.

The eggs can be decorated in different ways to convey a message to the recipient, as Sara Barman reports.