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Photo gallery: Image of suffering Jesus inspires piety among Filipinos

Millions flock to venerate a dark image of Jesus Christ carrying the cross, popularly known as the Black Nazarene

Black Nazarene replicas flood Manila streets

Blessing of the images accompanied by banging of drums and the chanting of devotees

The Black Nazarene and the Filipinos’ quest for resurrection

The Black Nazarene devotion is perhaps one of our most predominantly working class Catholic devotion in the Philippines

Devotees stand up to save Nazarene chapel in Manila

Chapel stands in the middle of an intersection in the poor district of Tondo in Manila

Philippines’ feast of Black Nazarene off to solemn start

Annual religious event is the largest procession in the country, drawing millions of devotees

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