A revival of an old Easter tradition has gone ahead in the southern Czech Republic amid tight coronavirus restrictions.
After the pandemic prevented it from happening a year ago, a procession of participants in black suits with white masks returned to České Budějovice, beating drums and pushing small noise-making carts.
They all wear face coverings and abide by social distancing rules.
In several European countries, church bells fall silent in the evening on Maundy Thursday – according to tradition they fly home to Rome – and don´t sound again until Easter Sunday.
While the bells are still, believers in several countries, including the Czech Republic and Austria, hold noisy processions to call people to prayers.
Their effort wasn’t in vain.