Thousands attend annual Easter sunrise services at Red Rocks

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MORRISON, Colo. -- Thousands of people attended the annual Easter sunrise services at Red Rocks Amphitheatre on Sunday.

More than 10,000 people attended the 72nd annual service put on by the Colorado Council of Churches.

People started lining up as early as 4 a.m. with the service beginning at 6 a.m. with mild temperatures.

The message during the service centered around peace and love, touching many in the wake of the violence in Sri Lanka.

"The fact that there's violence happening on this day is just really tragic," said Adrian Miller, director of the Colorado Council of Churches.

"It just breaks my heart, so i hope that we can overcome hate with love and be a more peaceful world."

All faiths are welcome to the event.

"I'm Catholic and Easter is important to me," said Camille Johnson of Iowa. "I think just the beauty of the sunrise. Christ has risen and the sun is rising and here we go."

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