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15 Photos Of People Actually Getting Crucified To Celebrate Good Friday

Still probably less painful than spending time with your family on Easter. Here are some extraordinarily dedicated penitents in the Philippines getting nailed to crosses in observance of Holy Week. WARNING: Graphic images.

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Filipino penitents are nailed to wooden crosses during a reenactment of Jesus Christ’s crucifixion on Good Friday in San Fernando, Northern Philippines, April 6, 2012. Several Filipino devotees had themselves nailed to crosses Friday to remember Jesus Christ’s suffering and death, an annual rite — rejected by church leaders — in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.

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A three-inch stainless steel custom nail is seen pierced through the palm of a penitent.

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Spectators take pictures of a Filipino penitent.

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Filipino penitent Bobby Gomez grimaces while his right hand is nailed to a wooden cross.

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Bobby Gomez as his left hand is nailed to the cross.

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Filipinos acting as Centurions raise Bobby Gomez.

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Filipino penitent Ruben Eniaje.

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A boy looks at the palm of a penitent.

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A Filipino devotee nails the feet of penitent Percy Valencia to a wooden cross.

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Precy Valencia has her feet nailed to a wooden cross.

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Precy Valencia has her left hand nailed to a cross.

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Penitent Roger Marcos’ feet are nailed to a wooden cross.

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Roger Marcos has his left hand nailed to the cross.

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JonJon Tanael, a penitent, looks at a nail before he is crucified.

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A penitent’s hand is nailed to a wooden cross.

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