This is how the world is celebrating Easter during the covid-19 pandemic

This is how the world is celebrating Easter during the covid-19 pandemic

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By Kenneth Dickerman | Apr. 12, 2020

By now, the spread of covid-19 has affected just about everyone around the globe. From Rome to Barcelona to New York and beyond we have been cautioned to practice social distancing to help contain the virus outbreak. This has affected everything we do, from work to school and now, today, to how we celebrate Easter. These photos show how people are approaching the holiday around the globe.

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Evangelical priest Waldemar Pytel is surrounded by photos of believers, who are unable to attend Easter service because of the coronavirus crisis, at the Evangelical Church of Peace in Swidnica, Poland.

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Maciej Kulczynski/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Pope Francis reads his “Urbi et Orbi (To the City and the World)” message on Easter Sunday in St. Peter’s Basilica with no public participation due to the coronavirus.

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Vatican Media/Reuters

Priest Xavier Lemble holds Easter Mass with photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures in Bethune, France.

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Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Priest Elias Marinhuk wears a face mask and shield as he blesses Easter baskets in Curitiba, Parana state, Brazil.

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Daniel Castellano/AFP/Getty Images

A nun walks along the Via Dolorosa (Way of Sorrow) ahead of Easter Sunday service in Jerusalem’s Old City.

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Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Getty Images

The bishop of Mallorca, Sebastia Taltavull, offers the traditional Easter Sunday Mass in the deserted cathedral in Palma de Mallorca, Spain.

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Clara Margais/Getty Images

A family shares a traditional Easter breakfast while meeting online for Easter Sunday in Warsaw.

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RADEK PIETRUSZKA/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Xavier Lemble and Pierre Thibault hold Easter mass in Bethune, France.

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Pascal Rossignol/Reuters

Felix and his mother Naomi Hassebroek look at her sister’s newborn baby through a glass door while dropping off a bag of supplies in Brooklyn.

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Caitlin Ochs/Reuters

Chaplains of the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Lourdes prepare for a live-streamed Easter Sunday service in France.

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Lionel Bonaventure/AFP/Getty Images

Cardinal Peter Erdo leads Easter Sunday Mass at an empty basilica in Budapest. The mass was broadcast online and on TV.

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Zsolt Szigetvari/Pool/AFP/Getty Images

People gather at the Lincoln Memorial to celebrate sunrise on Easter.

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Astrid Riecken for The Washington Post

Friendship Baptist Church held Easter services at their church in Baltimore. Alvin Gwynn, the church’s pastor, kept the church open on Easter Sunday, defying Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s order to remain closed.

Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post

A mother and son look for Easter eggs in the yard of their home in Daillens, Switzerland.

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Laurent Gillieron/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Pastors wear face masks and keep their distance during an Easter service at the Yoido Full Gospel Church in Seoul.

Lee Jin-man/AP

Lee Jin-man/AP

A Romanian Christian Orthodox priest with a face mask distributes willow branches to residents of a building on Easter Sunday.

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Daniel Mihailsescu/AFP/Getty Images

The Rev. Pat Allerton, a vicar at St Peters church in Notting Hill, leads prayer on Easter Sunday in London.

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Kevin Coombs/Reuters

Senior pastor David Ball of the Church of Our Savior conducts a drive-in Easter service in Jacksonville, Fla.

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Sam Greenwood/Getty Images

Crossroads Church members Kaulin Parris, left, Greyson Parris and Kerri Parris cut materials while making face masks for local health professionals in Bluefield, W.Va.

Lexi Browning for The Washington Post

Lexi Browning for The Washington Post

A Catholic nun attends the Easter Sunday Mass at the Cathedral of Saint Mother Teresa in Pristina, Kosovo.

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Valdrin Xhemaj/EPA-EFE/Shutterstock

Christian Wayne Njenga, left, and his brother Warren watch television at home as they follow the live broadcasting of an Easter Sunday service in Nairobi.

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