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.


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

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

Devotees carry a statue of the Black Nazarene during the start of the annual religious procession.

Devotees 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.

Women devotees carry a replica of the Black Nazarene.


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

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.

Devotees walk carrying replicas of the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila on January 7, 2012.