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Coronavirus: World celebrates Easter despite lockdown

Christians around the world are experimenting with new ways to spend Easter, as many countries remain under lockdown to limit the spread of coronavirus.

Many congregations have been attending remote services online, while their clergy preach to cameras in empty churches.

In some places, traditions go on in defiance of the restrictions.

Anglican clergyman prepares thurible at church in Burwood, New South Wales, Australia Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption In Burwood, a suburb of the Australian city of Sydney, an Anglican clergyman prepares for Easter services
Father Brian Nunez kneels before a cross during Good Friday liturgy in an empty Cathedral of Our Lady of the Angels Image copyright AFP
Image caption A Catholic priest bows before a cross at an empty cathedral in Los Angeles in the US
People take inside the building a statue depicting Jesus Christ Image copyright Reuters
Image caption Two men carry a statue of Jesus Christ after it was used at a church service in the Italian city of Taranto
A woman holds a cloth with an image of Jesus Christ during the Good Friday at Brasilia Cathedral Image copyright Reuters
Image caption A woman holds a cloth with an image of Jesus Christ in Brasilia Cathedral, Brazil
Catholic Archbishop Mark Coleridge at Good Friday Mass in empty St Stephen's Cathedral, Brisbane, Australia - 10 April Image copyright EPA
Image caption The Catholic archbishop of Brisbane, Australia, delivers a Good Friday service in a deserted St Stephen's cathedral...
Couple in Adelaide, South Australia, watch online Good Friday Anglican service - 10 April Image copyright EPA
Image caption ... while a couple in Adelaide, South Australia, watches an Anglican service from home
A flagellant in Manila, Philippines, whips his back as penance, defying government orders to avoid religious ceremonies - 10 April Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption Elsewhere, long-held traditions continue. Here onlookers gather as a flagellant in the Philippines capital Manila whips his back as a penance, despite government orders for people to stay at home
Christian pilgrim stands outside closed doors of Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem Image copyright AFP
Image caption Meanwhile a pilgrim finds only locked doors at the Holy Sepulchre church in Jerusalem
A woman looks out from her window, adorned with an imagery to celebrate Easter in Cambados, north-western Spain, on April 10, 2020, after religious processions were cancelled Image copyright AFP
Image caption A woman looks out from her window in Cambados, north-western Spain, where religious processions have been cancelled
Service at a drive-in cinema in Düsseldorf, Germany - 10 April Image copyright Getty Images
Image caption One German church came up with a way round the restrictions - a service at a drive-in cinema in Düsseldorf
A woman follows from outside the Good Friday prayer at the Saint Peter Cathedral, in Tirana Image copyright AFP
Image caption Others listened to services from the outside of churches, like this one in the Albanian capital Tirana
Screens in a church in Tyniec, Poland, during a Maundy Thursday service Image copyright Alamy
Image caption Virtual and real together - screens at a church in Tyniec, Poland, during a Maundy Thursday service

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