It was Pope Francis's first Easter, and he delivered the traditional call for peace in a decidedly Francis way. As CNN reports:
Barely two weeks since his election, the first Latin American pope celebrated Easter Mass from an outdoor altar in the presence of tens of thousands of followers in St. Peter's Square. Dressed in white, unadorned vestments consistent with his modest image, Francis celebrated Easter Mass alone, without his cardinals.
After Mass, he made his way through St. Peter's Square in an open-top popemobile free of bulletproof glass so he could stop to greet followers with handshakes, embraces and kisses.
Not everyone takes the holiday quite as seriously as the Catholics. Below, a collection of Easter traditions from around the world: