Faith and passion, April 21

21 Apr 2014

It is the most sacred festival of the year for the world’s almost 2.2 billion Christians, marking the crucifixion of Jesus and the belief that he rose from the dead three days later. But with many denominations and cultures around the world, Easter is celebrated in just as many diverse ways. Photographers from Agence France-Presse, EPA, Reuters and Xinhua captured these and other events.