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Devotees reenact Good Friday crucifixions in Philippines

Ruben Enaje grimaces after gets nailed to the cross for the 32nd year in a row during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.

Ruben Enaje grimaces as he’s nailed to a cross for the 32nd year in a row during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
Filipino penitents line up as they flagellate during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Friday, March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
A blade is used on the back of a Filipino penitent before flagellation during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Friday, March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
A Filipino hooded penitent lies on the ground during Good Friday flagellation rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Friday, March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Residents watch as Filipino hooded penitents flagellate during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Friday, March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Residents watch as Filipino hooded penitents flagellate during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines, Friday, March 30, 2018. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Filipino penitents flagellate during Good Friday rituals to atone for sins Friday, March 30, 2018 in San Fernando, Pampanga province, northern Philippines. The ritual is frowned upon by church leaders in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.
Devotees dressed as Roman soldiers lifted Ruben Enaje on the cross after he was nailed to it for the 32nd time during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
Ruben Enaje, right, grimaces as his feet are nailed to the cross for the 32nd time during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Friday, March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
Nails pierce through Ruben Enaje’s feet as actors dressed as Roman soldiers hold the cross during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
The crowd watches as Ruben Enaje, center, is nailed to the cross for the 32nd time during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Friday, March 30, 2018. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
Maryjane Sazon, a 39-year-old beauty salon worker, grimaces after being nailed to the cross as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Friday, March 30, 2018. Sazon said she has joined the tradition for seven years in the hope of being cured of severe headache and nervous breakdown. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon

Maryjane Sazon, a 39-year-old beauty salon worker, grimaces as she gets nailed to the cross as part of Good Friday rituals in the village of San Pedro Cutud, Pampanga province, northern Philippines Friday, March 30, 2018. Sazon said she has joined the tradition for seven years in the hope of being cured of severe headache and nervous breakdown. Thousands of Filipino Roman Catholic devotees and tourists descended Friday on a farming village north of Manila to witness the crucifixion of several men in a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s sufferings, a gory annual tradition church leaders frown upon.
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