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Christians Walk The Via Dolorosa, Way Of Suffering, For Good Friday (PHOTOS)

04/03/2015 02:33 pm ET | Updated Apr 03, 2015

The Via Dolorosa, or Way of Suffering, weaves its way through Jerusalem's Old City and is believed to be the path Jesus walked, carrying his cross, on the way to his crucifixion.

Many Christians mark Good Friday, the Friday before Easter Sunday, by participating in or watching processions meant to replicate Jesus' journey. Every year thousands of pilgrims from around the world journey to Jerusalem to walk in Jesus' footsteps.

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    Catholic pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem's Old City during the Good Friday procession on April 3, 2015.
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    Catholic worshippers of the local parish carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem's Old City during the Good Friday procession on April 3, 2015.
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    Catholic pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem's Old City during the Good Friday procession on April 3, 2015.
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    Catholic pilgrims carry a wooden cross along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) in Jerusalem's Old City during the Good Friday procession on April 3, 2015.
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    Catholic worshipers pray near the first station during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.
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    Catholic worshipers from Ivory Coast attend the ceremony at the Holy Sepulchre during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.
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    Catholic worshipers carry a wooden cross during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.
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    Catholic worshipers carry a wooden cross during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.
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    Catholic worshipers carry a wooden cross during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.
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    A Palestinian Catholic worshiper holds a cross during the Good Friday procession along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Suffering) on April 3, 2015 in Jerusalem's Old City.

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