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Fireworks explode as a group prepares to burn an effigy of Judas in the courtyard of the Santa Rosa Xochiac church in Mexico, just before midnight on Saturday, April 19, 2014. The Burning of Judas is an Easter-time ritual in Santa Rosa Xochiac, where neighborhoods build representations of Judas, which are then destroyed in blazes of fireworks and small explosives.(Credit: AP / Rebecca Blackwell)

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Exploding Judas: An Easter tradition

The Burning of Judas is an Easter-time ritual in Santa Rosa Xochiac, Mexico, where neighborhoods build representations of Judas, which are then destroyed in blazes of fireworks and small explosives.