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Feast of the Black Nazarene

Catholic priests sprinkle holy water on devotees and their statues of the Black Nazarene during the traditional blessing ahead of the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Tuesday Jan. 7, 2020 in Manila, Philippines. Tens of thousands of Roman Catholic devotees are expected to join the long and raucous procession around Manila streets to celebrate the Feast Day of the Black Nazarene on Jan. 9. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)

PHOTOS: Filipino Catholics celebrate Feast of the Black Nazarene

Millions of Filipino Catholics joined the annual procession of the Black Nazarene on Thursday (January 9) in Manila, praying for healing, better lives and peace in the Middle East.