Sunday, January 09, 2011

Black Nazarene - Quiapo Manila

MANILA – Nearly 2 million barefoot devotees, mostly in maroon shirts, thronged the streets of Manila on Sunday as a centuries old black statue of Jesus Christ, believed to have healing powers, was paraded through the old city.T

The annual parade of the Black Nazarene atop a gilded carriage around Manila's downtown Quiapo district is one of the largely Catholic country's most spectacular and extreme shows of faith, and attracts people from all walks of life.

The carriage was pulled along in a sea of devotees, with thousands scrambling to get near the statue or touch the ropes as the image slowly made its way through busy roads.

source: Yahoonews

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