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Pastor Stevie Burks carries a wooden cross down U.S. 72 West Saturday on the way to his church at the corner of U.S. 72 and King’s Drive. The pilgrimage, similar to many around the world, symbolizes Christ’s journey to his death in honor of Easter weekend. Burks spent part of his journey on U.S. 31, walking around Athens and waving to passing motorists.

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