A Roman Catholic pilgrim carries a cross during the annual Cirio ...
Oct 11th, 2009
(Reuters) - A Roman Catholic pilgrim carries a cross during the annual Cirio de Nazare procession, the country's biggest religious festival, in the city of Belem, at the mouth of the Amazon River October 11, 2009. More than one million Catholics, many of them from communities along the Amazon River's tributaries, converged on Our Lady of Nazareth basilica to participate. REUTERS/Paulo Santos (BRAZIL RELIGION SOCIETY) -
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