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people on a boat handing a religious icon to people below in the water
October 13, 2020

Faithful Hands

Every November, this icon of Our Lady of Porta Vaga is borne across Manila Bay in the Philippines. The ceremony is in remembrance of Spanish trade galleons that traveled between Mexico and the Philippines from 1565 to 1815.
Photograph by Sisse Brimberg, Nat Geo Image Collection

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