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Hundreds honor Virgin of Guadalupe in Mexico City

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Pilgrims wait their turn to enter the Basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, on Dec. 12. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country converge on Mexico's holy Roman Catholic site, many bringing with them images or statues of Mexico's patron saint to be blessed, marking the Virgin's Dec. 12 feast day.

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Pilgrim Juan Perez, 20, from Cholula, poses with his image of the Virgin of Guadalupe outside the Basilica of Guadalupe, in Mexico City, on Dec. 12. Hundreds of thousands of people from all over the country converge on Mexico's holy Roman Catholic site, many bringing with them images or statues of Mexico's patron saint to be blessed, marking the Virgin's Dec. 12 feast day.

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Hundreds of pilgrims arrive to the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City on Dec. 12. Mexicans celebrated the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531.

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A pilgrim holds an image of the Guadalupe Virgin at the Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City on Dec. 12. Mexicans celebrated the appearance of the Virgin of Guadalupe to Juan Diego in 1531.

Previously on PhotoBlog: Catholics converge in Mexico City for Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration