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Paying Homage to La Virgen de Guadalupe
Catholic Mexicans pay homage to the Virgin to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on Dec. 12, 1531.
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Francisco Castillo, 62, part of a group of pilgrims from Puebla state performing the "Danza de los Negritos" smiles while taking a break during the festivities of the Virgin of Guadalupe at the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Denisse Pohls)
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Teresa Martinez arranges flowers in front of a tree stump believed to have the image of Virgin of Guadalupe as the roadside shrine is decorated on the Virgin of Guadalupe feast day, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Passaic, N.J. Catholic Mexicans living in New Jersey pay homage to the Virgin on Dec. 12, to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City on Dec. 12, 1531. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Joseph Villanueva, 18-months, is dressed in Mexican indigenous clothing during a celebration of Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Passaic, N.J. Catholic Mexicans living in New Jersey pay homage to the Virgin on Dec. 12, to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City on Dec. 12, 1531. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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Norma Villanueva, left, puts a hat on her 18-month-old son, Joseph Villanueva, who is dressed in Mexican indigenous clothing, during a celebration of Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Passaic, N.J. Catholic Mexicans living in New Jersey pay homage to the Virgin on Dec. 12, to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City on Dec. 12, 1531. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

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A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he makes his way with other pilgrims toward the Basilica of Guadalupe along a highway entering Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11. 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica with images of her to be blessed in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A man crawls carrying an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he approaches the entrance to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A pilgrim walks on his knees carrying an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he makes his way to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Denisse Pohls)
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Pilgrims carry a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe as they walk along the shoulder of a highway toward the Basilica of Guadalupe at the entrance to Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11. 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica with images of her to be blessed on her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Pilgrims carry images of the Virgin of Guadalupe as they arrive to the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A man holds up an image of Venezuela's President Hugo Chavez as people gather to pray for him at Simon Bolivar square in Caracas, Venezuela, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Doctors began operating on Chavez in Cuba, his government said, after his cancer reappeared despite a year and a half of surgeries and treatments. (AP Photo/Fernando Llano)
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People carrying images of the Virgin of Guadalujpe look up at the original image of her inside the Basilica of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Tuesday Dec. 11, 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica with images of her to be blessed in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A man using crutches carries an image of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he walks along a highway entering the capital during his pilgrimage to the Basilica of Guadalupe, Tuesday Dec. 11. 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the Basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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A pilgrim carries a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe on his back as he makes his way with other pilgrims toward the Basilica of Guadalupe along a highway entering Mexico City, Tuesday, Dec. 11. 2012. Nationwide, devotees of the Virgin of Guadalupe make a pilgrimage to the basilica in honor of her Dec. 12 feast day. (AP Photo/Eduardo Verdugo)
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Maricela Cruz, left, holds her 18-month-old son, Henry Cruz, while visiting a shrine to the Virgin of Guadalupe during the virgin's feast day celebration at Our Lady of Fatima Church, Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, in Passaic, N.J. Catholic Mexicans living in New Jersey pay homage to the Virgin on Dec. 12, to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City on Dec. 12, 1531. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Paying Homage to La Virgen de Guadalupe

Catholic Mexicans pay homage to the Virgin to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on Dec. 12, 1531.

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