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Pampanga penitents

Noel Celis, AFP

Posted at Apr 19 2019 05:35 PM

Pampanga penitents

Christian devotees whip their backs with bamboo strips on a street in Pampanga during the reenactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. Hundreds of barefoot men beat themselves with flails and at least 10 were to be nailed onto crosses throughout Good Friday in a blood-soaked worship display in the Philippines, Asia's Catholic outpost.