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WJLA, March 31, 2013

PHOTOS: Easter around the world

On Easter Sunday, the most holy day of the Christian calendar, believers attended religious services - whether among the packed crowds before a new pope in St. Peter's Square or at sunrise services in India and Pakistan. Here are some scenes from Easter Sunday around the world.

Pope Francis passes among the faithful after celebrating his first Easter Mass in St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday peace plea, saying conflicts have lasted too long in Syria, and between Israelis and Palestinians. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

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