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The world's largest procession?

Photo of the Day | Thu Jan 25 2018
BLACK NAZARENE,PHILIPPINES

Jake C. Salavador | AFP

Photo of the Day: January 25, 2018

The Feast of the Black Nazarene is celebrated each year on January 9 in the Philippines. It is among the nation’s largest religious festivals, drawing as many as 18 million Catholic faithful to participate. A life-size statue (The Black Nazarene) of Jesus Christ carrying His cross is carried through the streets of Manila from the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in the Quiapo district, reenacting its transfer to the original shrine inside Intramuros. The procession lasts over 20 hours, and is considered one of the world’s largest processions.

Photograph by Jake C. Salavador for AFP

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