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Massive procession in Manila

, January 9, 2013

Devotees struggle to hold the rope that pulls the carriage of the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila on January 9. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. It is paraded through the narrow streets of Manila's old city from dawn to midnight. Police said about 500,000 people joined the procession on Wednesday. Reuters/Romeo Ranoco




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