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  • Pope Francis lies down in prayer during the Passion of Christ Mass inside St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican, Friday, March 29, 2013. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)

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    Christians mark Jesus' crucifixion on Good Friday

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  • Illustration: Erasing the crucifix by Greg Groesch for The Washington Times.

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