In Pictures: Devotees flood "Black Nazarene" procession

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Catholic devotees take part in the annual religious procession of the statue of the Black Nazarene.


REUTERS/Erik De Castro Devotees raise their hands as they chant "Viva Nazareno" during the annual religious procession of the statue of the Black Nazarene.

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A barefooted female devotee jumps to the crowd after touching the cross of the statue of Black Nazarene.

REUTERS/Erik De Castro Devotees carry a statue of the Black Nazarene during the start of the annual religious procession.

AP Photo/Aaron FavilaDevotees surround a replica of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazarene, during the blessing and procession of the replicas.

REUTERS/Romeo RanocoWomen devotees carry a replica of the Black Nazarene.

AP Photo/Aaron Favila
Young Filipino devotees carry a replica of a centuries-old black statue of Jesus Christ, known as the Black Nazarene.

AP Photo/Aaron Favila

A Filipino devotee with a replica of a centuries-old image of Jesus Christ known as the Black Nazarene takes shelter under a tent as they say prayers at the Quirino Grandstand in Manila.

REUTERS/Romeo RanocoDevotees walk carrying replicas of the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila on January 7, 2012.