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PHOTO GALLERY: Christians celebrate Palm Sunday




An Egyptian Coptic Christian man carries palm decorations during Palm Sunday as he waits outside a Church in Old Cairo, Egypt, April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian Coptic Christian girl carries flowers while wearing a palm decoration during Palm Sunday inside a Church in Old Cairo, April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

An Egyptian Coptic Christian man adjusts his palm decorated crosses as he sells them at the entrance of a church during Palm Sunday in Old Cairo, April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

A Greek Orthodox woman holds a palm fond in the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Orthodox Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Orthodox Christians hold candles as they attend Palm Sunday mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Palestinian boys hold candles as they attend Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday mass at the Saint Porfirios church in Gaza City April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

Greek Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Metropolitan Theophilos (C) takes part in the Palm Sunday procession in the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem's Old City April 5, 2015 (Photo: Reuters)

An Iraqi priest leads prayers during the Palm Sunday service at Lady Deliverance Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Iraqis women light candles after the Palm Sunday service at Lady Deliverance Church in Baghdad, Iraq, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

Ethiopian Orthodox Christian women pray at Deir El Sultan outside the Church of the Holy Sepulcher, traditionally believed by many to be the site of the crucifixion and burial of Jesus Christ, during Orthodox Palm Sunday, in Jerusalem, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

A woman lights candles as she holds flowers and willow branches during a holy mass marking the Orthodox Christian feast of Christ's Entry into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday) at Alexander Newsky cathedral in Sofia, Bulgaria, Sunday, April 5, 2015 (Photo: AP)

An Orthodox Church priest, center, blesses the faithful holding willow twigs during a mass to mark the Orthodox Christian Palm Sunday in Minsk, Belarus, Sunday, April 5, 2015. In Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, where palms or olive trees don't grow, willow tree twigs are used (Photo: AP)