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April 2, 2010

Well, it’s time for my holiday posting, so let’s see if I can find some nice Easter Bunny shots, or….

Ewwwwwwwwwwwwww!

PHILIPPINES/You know, as I sometimes remind readers, my job is to look at pictures so you don’t have to, and around the world, Good Friday seems to be getting bloodier and bloodier.

Some snippets from our photo captions:

More than a dozen Filipinos were nailed to crosses and others whipped their backs until they were bloody in a re-enactment of the crucifixion of Jesus Christ on Good Friday. The Catholic Church disapproves of the annual ritual of devotion…

A penitent’s feet are nailed to a wooden cross… A penitent’s hand is nailed to a wooden cross…

A penitent shouts in pain as he is nailed to a wooden cross as part of a voluntary ritual…

SPAIN/A bloody handprint of a penitent is seen on a wall… The penitents hit their legs with a “cardillo” (a cork with attached pieces of glass), and then, bleeding, walk in groups of three through the streets…

The blood-covered leg of a penitent is seen during a procession…

Bloodied penitents walk past fellow flagellants…

Crowd take pictures of a penitent nailed to a wooden cross as part of a voluntary ritual…

And, saving the very worst for last…

A penitent plays the bagpipes…

Bagpipes! Is there no limit to this self-torture?

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Menardo Penafrel, 32, a government employee who is playing the role of Jesus Christ for the fourth time, grimaces after being whipped by a resident playing the role of a Roman soldier during a Station of the Cross as part of the observance of Good Friday in Marinduque island, central Philippines, April 2, 2010. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco

A penitent plays the bagpipes before the procession of the ‘Veracruz’ brotherhood during the Holy Week in Pontevedra, northern Spain, April 1, 2010. REUTERS/Miguel Vidal

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Aren’t endorphins a wonderful thing?

Posted by BethyB | Report as abusive
 

Hmmm…SnM?? :D

Posted by fwd079 | Report as abusive
 

You’re right about the support collars Unca, that one is a little ruff…

Posted by CrowGirl | Report as abusive
 

Well, if thats devotion to The Lord… then umm… no comments…

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