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Reuters photojournalists show how the world celebrates Passover and Easter amid coronavirus pandemic

A small number of Jewish worshippers pray during the priestly blessing, a traditional prayer which usually attracts thousands of worshippers at the Western Wall on the holiday of Passover, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in Jerusalem's Old City April 12, 2020 REUTERS/Ronen Zvulun

By Reuters Communications

Reuters photojournalists captured moving images of how people around the world celebrated Passover and Easter amid the coronavirus pandemic.

In Jerusalem, photographer Ronen Zvulun captured images of a small number of Jewish worshippers at the Western Wall on Passover.

Photographer Leah Millis in the U.S. shot images of a woman connecting with her family using video chat during a seder meal to celebrate Passover.

Pascal Rossignol in France photographed an Easter mass with photos of believers who were asked to send in pictures after the service was closed.

In Italy, a photo by Ciro De Luca showed Priest Lorenzo Fedele leading an Easter Sunday Mass on the roof of the Santa Maria della Salute church, for the locals to participate from their balconies and windows.

Photographer Jose Luis Gonzalez in Mexico shot images of a Catholic priest blessing motorists on Holy Thursday.

In the U.S., a photo by Joshua Roberts showed a pastor listening to a confession on Good Friday from a parishioner inside their vehicle in the church parking lot.

In the UK, photographer Kevin Coombs captured a vicar leading prayer on the street.

For more on Reuters coverage of the coronavirus outbreak across text, pictures, video and graphics, visit Reuters Connect.

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