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Saint George celebrated in Rio de Janeiro

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A devotee of Sao Jorge, also known as Saint George, lights candles during the celebrations of Sao Jorge's day in Rio de Janeiro on April 23. Sao Jorge, called Ogum in the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda, is one of the most popular saints in Brazil, with the belief that the saint provides protection against any evil for the faithful.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

A devotee of Sao Jorge, also known as Saint George, sings during the celebrations of Sao Jorge's day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

 

The faithful gather on April 23 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil to celebrate Sao Jorge, also known as Saint George. Sao Jorge, called Ogum in the Afro-Brazilian religion Umbanda, is one of the most popular saints in Brazil, with the belief that the saint provides protection against any evil for the faithful.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

A member of the crowd holds up a figurine representing Saint George during the celebration of Sao Jorge's day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on April 23.

Ricardo Moraes / Reuters

Devotees of Sao Jorge, or Saint George, attend a mass on April 23 during the celebrations of Sao Jorge's day in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

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