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<span>Children wait outside the Las Pinas Church for the Easter Sunday pre-dawn ritual reenacting the Risen Christ's meeting with His mother. </span>
<span>36 year-old Catholic penitent Alan David with  2 year-old son Aljur walks towards their home after performing self flagellation on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga. The ritual is done as penitents believe this as a form of repentance for sins despite calls from the Catholic Church to end such practices.</span>
<span>Passersby react as they are spattered with blood from a penitent doing self-flagellation on Good Friday in San Fernando, Pampanga. The ritual is done as penitents believe this as a form of repentance for sins despite calls from the Catholic Church to end such practices. </span>
<span>Precy Valencia is nailed to the cross during the re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday in Kapitangan, Paombong Bulacan, March 25, 2016.</span>
<span>Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle blesses the inmates after the celebration of Holy Wednesday mass inside Manila City Jail in Sta. Cruz, Manila, March 23, 2016.</span>
<span>Rosaries are left by devotees at the Philippine Center of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina in Quezon City. during the Lenten season, March 20, 2016.</span>
<span>Pilgrims pray inside the Manila Cathedral in Intramuros, Manila during the Lenten season. </span>
<span>A lay minister at Baclaran Church marks the forehead of a toddler with the sign of the cross using ashes from burnt palm fronds, as part of the observance of Ash Wednesday which marks the start of Lent, February 10, 2016.</span>