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Gone to the dogs? San Anton church blesses pets

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A priest blesses a dog outside San Anton church in Madrid on Jan. 17.

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A dog is blessed by a priest at the Church of San Anton in Madrid on Saint Anthony's Day.

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A dog looks over the back of a pew as people take part in a mass at San Anton Church in Madrid on Jan. 17.

Hundreds of pet owners bring their animals to the Church of San Anton in Madrid to be blessed every year on the day of Saint Anthony, Spain's patron saint of domestic animals.