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Black Nazarene religious event draws about 400,000 devotees despite Covid-19 pandemic restrictions

SCMP, 11 Jan 2021
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An estimated 400,000 people have flocked to the Philippine capital Manila for an annual religious event despite government restrictions to slow the spread of Covid-19. The crowd of devotees gathered on January 9, 2021, to celebrate the feast of the Black Nazarene, which focuses on a centuries-old statue of Jesus Christ that is believed to have healing powers.

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