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NEWORLEANS - New Orleans is a city steeped in tradition, and on Good Friday, there were plenty of traditions observed in the metro area.

During the 30th anniversary of the 'Way of the Cross/Way of Justice' procession, participants traveled through a portion of the city on a New Orleans version of the Stations of the Cross.

The procession started at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph's Church on Tulane Avenue.

About 200 people, including school groups, civilians and members of religious societies, took part.

The procession commemorated the journey by Jesus Christ to the crucifixion.

In New Orleans, local landmarks, such as Charity Hospital, City Hall and the Federal Building, stood in for the traditional stops.

The procession highlighted the parallels between the crises faced in the time of Jesus to the challenges faced in today's society, including poverty, hunger, crime and healthcare.

With the Mississippi River as a backdrop at Woldenburg Park, the procession ended on a note of hope and transformation.

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