Brazilians Take Part In Semana Santa Events Ahead Of Easter

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A statue of Christ hanging on the cross is placed on a table in the... News PhotoBrazil,Celebration,Cultures,Gripping,Holy Week,Horizontal,Human Interest,Parati,Religion,Spirituality,Statue,TablePhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2014 Getty ImagesPARATY, BRAZIL - APRIL 18: A statue of Christ hanging on the cross is placed on a table in the Igreja Matriz da Nossa Senhora dos Remedios church during Semana Santa (Holy Week) festivities on April 18, 2014 in Paraty, Brazil. Holy Week marks the last week of Lent and the beginning of Easter celebrations for Catholics. Brazil holds more Catholics than any other country. Paraty was built as a Portuguese colonial town shortly after Portugal colonized Brazil in 1500. Paraty flourished during the 18th Century as the main port to ship Brazilian gold to Portugal. (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)