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She travels by night: an evening pilgrimage in Spain

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Pilgrims gather around a statue of the Virgin del Rocio during the El Rocio Romeria pilgrimage in Spain's Huelva province on Aug. 20. Once every seven years the Virgin of El Rocio is carried at night from El Rocio to Almonte.

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A pilgrim looks at a statue of the Virgin del Rocio. Once every seven years the Virgin of El Rocio is carried at night from El Rocio to Almonte.

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A pilgrim watches the procession.

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Pilgrims gather around a statue of the Virgin del Rocio at the end of her her once-every-seven-years-journey from El Rocio to Almonte.