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Historic mass in Turkish-held north Cyprus 'like a miracle'

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With a nighttime procession lit by the glimmer of devotional candles and the flash of smartphone cameras, a church in Turkish-held northern Cyprus hosted its first Easter mass in nearly 60 years.  

A Greek Cypriot priest (L) and a Turkish Cypriot Imam walk next to each other during a Good Friday mass in the St George Exorinos church in Famagusta on April 18, 2014

Hundreds of Greek Cypriots crossed the Green Line to attend the ceremony at Famagusta's church of St George Exorinos, in the part of the Mediterranean island occupied by Turkish forces since 1974.

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