Maundy Thursday Around the World

Centre row from left, Archbishop of York John Sentamu, Britain's Queen Elizabeth, Prince Philip and her grand daughter Princess Beatrice of York attend the Royal Maundy Service at York Minster, in northern England on Thursday April 5, 2012 where the queen handed out specially minted silver coins to recognise the work of elderly church and community volunteers, in a long-standing Holy Week tradition. The tradition of the monarch handing out money to subjects dates to the 13th century. "Maundy" comes from the word "mandatum," Christ's commandment to love one another. The tradition of royalty washing the feet of the poor ended in the 17th century, but the queen has given out "Maundy money" most years of her reign. Other people unidentified.(AP Photo/Arthur Edwards, Pool)
April 9, 2012 8:40:00 AM PDT