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Spain's incredible Holy Week processions

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Spain's incredible Holy Week processions
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From the elaborate costumes to the hard work that goes on behind the scenes, The Local takes a look at Spain's incredible Semana Santa processions.

For Spaniards, Semana Santa, or Holy Week is arguably the most important religious feast of the year, when millions of people take to the streets to watch religious parades and reenactments of the final days of Jesus' life. 

From the elaborate costumes to the ornate statues that are paraded around towns and cities across the country, this week's The Local gallery delves into Semana Santa in all its glory.

In pictures: Spain's incredible Holy Week processions

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