Havana, Cuba - Republic of
FILE PHOTO OF MONUMENT TO ESCAPED SLAVES IN EASTERN CUBA.
A monument to escaped slaves is shown in this file photo from December
2, 2001. From Castro supporters to dissidents, Catholics to
practitioners of Afro-Caribbean religions, Cubans of all political
colors and religious creeds venerate the Virgin, who has become the
most sacred icon on the Caribbean island. TO ACCOMPANY BC CUBA COBRE
FEATURE REUTERS/Rafael Perez