MEXICAN FAITHFUL APPROACH BASILICA ON KNEES.
A group of Mexican Catholics approach the entrance to the Basilica of
Guadalupe on their knees December 11, 2001. Mexicans and many other
Latin American nations celebrate December 12 as Day of the Virgin of
Guadalupe, who, the legend says, appeared to the peasant Juan Diego in
the 16th century. Juan Diego will be Canonized by Pope John Paul next
year. REUTERS/Daniel Aguilar