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Blood flows from the back of a hooded Filipino penitent as he flagellates himself as part of Maundy Thursday rituals to atone for sins on April 17, 2014 in suburban Mandaluyong, east of Manila, Philippines. The bizarre ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

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Hooded penitents flagellate themselves in a ritual to atone for their sins in observance of Holy Week Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at Pili township, Camarines Sur province, south of Manila, Philippines. The all-male practice is being discouraged by the Catholic Church. (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)