Easter Sunday celebrates the Christian belief in Jesus's death and resurrection and is marked around the world, often with a variety of local traditions like painted eggs or Easter Bunnies. — Photos by Agencies

A butterfly flutters past a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta. -Photo by Reuters
A butterfly flutters past a statue of the Risen Christ during an Easter procession in Cospicua, outside Valletta. -Photo by Reuters
Indonesian Christian devotees attend Easter Sunday mass next to the ruins of the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta. -Photo by AFP
Indonesian Christian devotees attend Easter Sunday mass next to the ruins of the Taman Sari Batak Christian Protestant Church in Bekasi, on the outskirts of Jakarta. -Photo by AFP
Easter fire is seen on March 30, 2013 in Visselhoevede, Germany.  -Photo by AFP
Easter fire is seen on March 30, 2013 in Visselhoevede, Germany. -Photo by AFP
Pakistani Christians attend an Easter Mass at a church in Karachi. -Photo by AFP
Pakistani Christians attend an Easter Mass at a church in Karachi. -Photo by AFP
Pope Francis delivering the "Urbi et Orbi" blessing for Rome and the world during the Easter celebrations on St Peter's square. -Photo by AFP
Pope Francis delivering the "Urbi et Orbi" blessing for Rome and the world during the Easter celebrations on St Peter's square. -Photo by AFP
Children gather chocolate eggs during an Easter egg hunt. -Photo by AFP
Children gather chocolate eggs during an Easter egg hunt. -Photo by AFP
People crowd St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on occasion of the celebration of the Easter mass Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter's Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans. -Photo by AP
People crowd St. Peter's Square at the Vatican, on occasion of the celebration of the Easter mass Sunday, March 31, 2013. Pope Francis is celebrating his first Easter Sunday Mass as pontiff in St. Peter's Square, which is packed by joyous pilgrims, tourists and Romans. -Photo by AP
Belarusian Roman Catholics take part in a procession around a church as they celebrate Easter in small town Rakov, northwest of Minsk, Belarus. -Photo by AP
Belarusian Roman Catholics take part in a procession around a church as they celebrate Easter in small town Rakov, northwest of Minsk, Belarus. -Photo by AP
People are silhouetted as the sun rises during an Easter sunrise service in Scituate, Massachusetts. -Photo by Reuters
People are silhouetted as the sun rises during an Easter sunrise service in Scituate, Massachusetts. -Photo by Reuters
Worshipers sit during mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
Worshipers sit during mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
People light candles during mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
People light candles during mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
Mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
Mass at a church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
Church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
Church in FC College Christian Colony, Gulberg, Lahore. -Photo by Aurangzeb Haneef
An elderly Christian woman lights candles and prays beside a graves early morning as she observes Easter in Purulia, about 350 kilometers  west of Kolkata, India. -Photo by AP
An elderly Christian woman lights candles and prays beside a graves early morning as she observes Easter in Purulia, about 350 kilometers west of Kolkata, India. -Photo by AP
A Bible is placed on a lecturn as Indian Christians receive communion during an early morning Easter Mass in Bangalore, India. -Photo by AP
A Bible is placed on a lecturn as Indian Christians receive communion during an early morning Easter Mass in Bangalore, India. -Photo by AP
Worshippers pray in front of the Stone of Anointing, where Christians believe the body of Jesus was prepared for burial on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. -Photo by Reuters
Worshippers pray in front of the Stone of Anointing, where Christians believe the body of Jesus was prepared for burial on Easter Sunday at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. -Photo by Reuters
Young worshippers light candles during Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. -Photo by Reuters
Young worshippers light candles during Easter Sunday mass at the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City. -Photo by Reuters
Worshippers offer prayers to celebrate Easter and for former president Nelson Mandela, Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Johannesburg. -Photo by AP
Worshippers offer prayers to celebrate Easter and for former president Nelson Mandela, Sunday, March 31, 2013 in Johannesburg. -Photo by AP
A girl looks at decorative eggs on sale to celebrate Easter Day at Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea. -Photo by AP
A girl looks at decorative eggs on sale to celebrate Easter Day at Myeongdong in Seoul, South Korea. -Photo by AP
Celia de La Vega, 7 years old, hangs from a rope as she reveals the face of the  religious figure of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony ''Descent of the Angel'', during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain. -Photo by AP
Celia de La Vega, 7 years old, hangs from a rope as she reveals the face of the religious figure of the Virgin Mary, during the Easter Sunday ceremony ''Descent of the Angel'', during Holy Week in the small town of Tudela, northern Spain. -Photo by AP

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Dr.Emile Unjom
Mar 31, 2013 03:11pm
MAY WE LIVE THE LOVE OF Jesus in the world of darkness, fragmented with deepening divisions of self interest,selfishness,race,radicalism,religion,sectarianism and economic inequality. May Lord Jesus change our lives that we may live to be his witness in this world of abounding sin. May His atoning sacrifice bring us all to a point of repentence, recognizing ourselves as sinners,as He came for the sinners like myself. HAPPY EASTER!
sfomann
Apr 01, 2013 09:18pm
Happy Easter to all Christians in Pakistan and abroad. Muhammad-Islamabad