Philippines 1999 Crucifixions at Easter on Good Friday (10 images)
Christian religious festivals rule daily life in the Philippines, particularly in the countryside. San Fernando is a good example, just 70 km from the city of Manila on Luzon island, this town is famous for being the site of the crucifixion ceremony that takes place on Good Friday each year. A staged 'crucifixion' of 10 pious Christians and flagellation by thousands of other participants. To some the event is a display of piety and to thank god for blessings; to others, they are gruesome...