Nicaraguan Catholics hold Easter procession

The statue of Jesus Christ went down the streets of Leon, a city around 90 km (55.9 miles) northeast of Nicaragua's capital Managua, while crowds of devotees wearing face masks paid their respects and asked for forgiveness as well as miracles.

Faithful also decorated streets with colourful sawdust carpets, traditionally created to greet religious processions.

Although Nicaragua's government has not placed restrictions on Easter celebrations, parts of the country did hold virtual events.