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You really need to see these beautiful Easter eggs

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Reuters/Fabrizio Bensch
Germany is going for quantity.
  • Annalisa Merelli
By Annalisa Merelli

Senior reporter

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The origins of the association between eggs and the celebration of Easter aren’t certain: one religious tale claims that Mary Magdalene carried eggs to Jesus’s tomb to share with the other women present at his vigil and saw them turn brilliant red during his resurrection. Another theory is that the first Christian communities used to stain eggs with red color as a reminder of Jesus’s death. Whatever the origin, painting and exchanging Easter eggs is a tradition particularly developed in Eastern Europe, Germany, and Austria.

AP Photo/UNHCR/Aziz
Rogatica (Bosnia)

Here’s a gallery of amazing eggs from Europe.

AP Photo/Darko Vojinovic
Belgrade (Serbia)
REUTERS/Petr Josek
Borkovany (Czech Republic)
Reuters/Kacper Pempel
Pniewo (Poland)
AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky
Kiev (Ukraine)
P Photo/Petar Petrov
Sofia (Bulgaria)
Reuters/Hazir Reka
Mitrovica (Kosovo)
Reuters/Bogdan Cristel
Bucharest (Romania)
Reuters/Dominic Ebenbichler
Innsbruck (Austria)
AP Photo/dpa, Patrick Pleul
Luebbenau (Germany)

And this meerkat treasuring its own egg in London. Because Easter.

AP Photo/Matt Dunham
London (UK)

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