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Haitian pilgrims soak up a waterfall's purifying power in Saut d' Eau

Pilgrims bathe in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Saturday, July 14. The annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Legend has it that she appeared on a palm tree in 1847 in the Palms Grove in Saut d'Eau and was integrated into Haiti's voodoo culture as the goddess of love, Ezili Danto.

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A pilgrim bathes in a waterfall believed to have purifying powers in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Saturday, July 14. The annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Legend has it that she appeared on a palm tree in 1847 in the Palms Grove in Saut d'Eau and was integrated into Haiti's voodoo culture as the goddess of love, Ezili

Dieu Nalio Chery / AP

A pilgrim bathes next to a waterfall believed to have purifying powers in Saut d' Eau, Haiti, Saturday, July 14, 2012. The annual pilgrimage is made in honor of Haiti's most celebrated patron saint, Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Legend has it that she appeared on a palm tree in 1847 in the Palms Grove in Saut d'Eau and was integrated into Haiti's voodoo culture as the goddess of love, Ezili Danto.