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  randomcameraguy / © alex felipe      Project : Quiapo Fiesta
9 January 2008 (Quiapo, Manila, Philippines)

The Philippines is a poor country getting poorer by the day.  With their lot not improving religious devotion remains a powerful outlet for their worries.  The Black Nazarene is a statue of Jesus brought to the country by the Spanish that is believed to be able to perform miracles.  So every year more and more devotees come to the Basilica where it is housed to pray for a better life--and every year a few lives are lost in the crush of the masses.

But that's not all there is to the Quiapo Fiesta.  I'll take you for a tour, starting from the famous and popular religious aspect, to the periphery where the community celebrates away from the devotees.

6 photos 0 draft - completed on 17/02/2008 -



Devotional Anguish in Manila
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Devotional Anguish in Manila
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The Black Nazarene
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The Black Nazarene
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Faces in the Crowd
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Faces in the Crowd
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The Other Fiesta
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The Other Fiesta
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A Non-Stop Parade
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A Non-Stop Parade
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God, Porn, and Kareoke
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God, Porn, and Kareoke
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17/02/2008   7 comm. photo

 
 

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