Easter celebrations are under way throughout the Christian world. Penitents of Santisimo Cristo de las Injurias brotherhood take part in a Holy Week procession in Zamora, northern Spain. From Picture dek live: the best news pictures of the day

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Real-life Easter bunnies are in need of a home. This rabbit, named Beyonce, is a three-year-old lionhead rabbit who takes after her namesake with her style of bunny hops. However, bunny Beyonce is currently lonely and would like to meet her very own Jay Z.

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Peter Rabbit will host an Easter egg hunt at Cumbria’s World of Beatrix Potter Attraction - from our pick of Easter events all over the country

Easter – and the school holidays – are approaching rapidly. Stuck for activities to do indoors on a rainy and cold day? Why not get back to basics and decorate your own eggs, with Katy Stoddard’s tutorial below. Photograph: Katy Stoddard

Little lamb! Heeze-Leende, the Netherlands: A farmer holds two newborn lambs in his arms. Check out the best photos from around the world on Thursday in our gallery. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA

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There’s something very unexpected about this picture of a penitent of La Candelaria brotherhood waiting in the rain during Easter week festivities in Seville, Spain.

See more images of how Easter is being marked across the world in our gallery

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The UN’s gone to the dogs

A to-scale recreation of the UN general assembly populated by 57 dachshunds at the Fierce Festival, Birmingham, UK - part of our guide to alternative Easter trips.