A drone's eye view of the Holy Land as Christians look to Easter

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An aerial view shows early morning fog rolling over the Cathedral of All Russian Saints in the grounds of the Russian Orthodox Gorny Convent in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. (Ilan Rosenburg/ Reuters)
An aerial view shows early morning fog rolling over the Cathedral of All Russian Saints in the grounds of the Russian Orthodox Gorny Convent in Ein Kerem, Jerusalem. (Ilan Rosenburg/ Reuters)

Seen from the air, the fragility of humanity as it must have been in the Holy Land in centuries past is plain to see - ancient monasteries clinging to precipices, tiny fishing boats on the Sea of Galilee, deserts gnawing at the edges of towns.

For the Christian faithful, the Biblical journey and legacy of Jesus are written in stonework and monuments across the landscape, straddling modern political faultlines.

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