A donkey leads Palm Sunday procession down Broadway

NEW YORK (AP) — A procession down Broadway led by a miniature donkey marked Palm Sunday before Easter.

Hundreds of people carrying palm fronds walked from St. Paul's Chapel near the World Trade Center to Trinity Church at the top of Wall Street.

Drummers, chanting singers and priests marked the Biblical description of Jesus entering Jerusalem a week before his crucifixion.

But the star of the Palm Sunday procession appeared to be a miniature donkey named Diego. Jesus is said to have ridden into Jerusalem on a donkey's back to start what is now called Holy Week.