Christians around the world today celebrate Good Friday marking the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Calvary just before the ancient city of Jerusalem almost 2,000 years ago.
Celebrated Friday before Easter Sunday, it is considered one of the darkest days for Christians during Holy Week. Traditionally a day of fasting and penance in the Christian faith, followers reflect the crucifixion of Christ. All over the world, many reenactments take place in public places that pay tribute to his suffering.
In the Old City of Jerusalem, pilgrims took part in the traditional procession of Good Friday, carrying wooden crosses along the Via Dolorosa to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher ̵
In the Coliseum in Rome, Pope Francis is expected to preside over the Via Crucis ceremony of Good Friday, also known as the Way of the Cross. On Saturday, the Pope celebrates an Easter Vigil in St. Peter's Basilica, followed by a traditional Easter Sunday Mass in St. Peter's Square. The Easter ceremonies end with the pope's traditional Urbi et Orbi blessing from the balcony of St. Peter's Basilica.
Here's a snapshot of Good Friday around the world, including reenactments: