The distinctive cloaks and hoods (capirotes) of Spanish Holy Week processions.
Week of Feb. 24, 2017: Jalandhar, India: An Indian Hindu man dressed as Lord Shiva holds a lit candle in his mouth as he takes part in a religious procession ahead of the Maha Shivratri Festival in Jalandhar, India, on February 22.
Parava Kavadi is a ritual accomplished by the hindu followers of lord Muruga. The devotees undergo harsh fasting and convinced spiritual rituals for weeks before undertaking this demonstration called 'Parava Kavadi' or the ' Falcon Kavadi' (Garuda Kavadi). Kavadi is a festival related with piercing rituals. This specific procession lasts for several hours and the followers hang on to those hooks all the time. Not a single drop of blood is seen from those piercing wounds.
Penitents walk up Calle Balborraz during the Holy Week procession of the Cofradia de la Virgen de la Esperanza on April 5, 2012 in Zamora, Spain. Easter week is traditionally celebrated with processions in most Spanish towns. By Jasper Juinen/Getty Images.