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Moorish Galleon fest

, July 14, 2014

Men lift a replica of a boat, known as a "Moorish Galleon," during celebrations ahead of the "Feast Day of Our Lady of Mount Carmel" in Williamsburg, in the Brooklyn borough of New York on July 13. Every year, the Italian-American community of the Williamsburg neighborhood reenacts a fourth century pageant at the Shrine Church of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, to commemorate the return of the Bishop of Nola, Italy, San Paolino, after being held in captivity for two years by North African conquerors. The replica of a "Moorish Galleon" represents the boat that San Paolino returned to Nola on. Reuters/Darren Ornitz




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