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Easter Celebrations Around The World (PHOTOS)

First Posted: 04/24/11 01:32 PM ET   Updated: 06/24/11 06:12 AM ET

Christians around the world are taking time to commemorate Holy Week and celebrate Easter with traditions both contemplative and colorful.

This year is particularly unique in that both the Gregorian and Julian calendars have designated April 24 as Easter, meaning that the Orthodox faith will be celebrating on the same day as the Roman Catholic and Protestant churches.

One German couple decorated a tree in their garden with 9,800 stunning eggs, while traditional celebrations took on a splashy flair in Hungary. And while religious masses and other rituals are being held the world over, they are of special significance this year to Sudanese Christians, with the community marking its last Easter in a united Sudan.

View photos of Easter celebrations around the world here:

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A young woman marvels at a tree with 9,800 Easter eggs in Saalfeld.
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