Christians celebrate Palm Sunday in Jerusalem (10 images)

Christians commemorated Jesus' arrival into Jerusalem during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem on April 9, 2017. Followers of Jesus carry palm fronds during the processional to represent the branches the crowd laid in front of Jesus as he rode into the city days before he was crucified.
Updated: April 9, 2017 at 8:06 PM
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Christians carry palm branches and sing during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Christians carry olive branches during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives overlooking the Old City of Jerusalem, April 9, 2017. The Palm Sunday Procession commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem on a donkey days before he was crucified. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Christians carry palm branches during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Christians carry palm branches during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Nuns carry olive branches -- which are sometimes used in place of palms -- during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Nuns stop to observe the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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Catholic priests carry olive branches during the annual Palm Sunday Procession on the Mt. of Olives. Photo by Debbie Hill/UPI
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