Manila, Philippines - Republic of
FILIPINO DEVOTEES TRY TO GET A GLIMPSE OF THE STATUE OF THE BLACK NAZARENE IN MANILA.
Thousands of Filipino devotees try to get a glimpse of the statue of the Black Nazarene during the annual procession in suburban Quiapo district in Manila January 9. Mayhem is imminent in every Nazarene procession as devotees struggle to get close to the image, as it is believed that wiping a piece of cloth or just touching the image can bring miracles or good luck. The Black Nazarene statue was brought to the Philippines by Spanish priests in the early 16th century.