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LOOK: Thousands flock Quiapo Church

/ 11:21 AM January 09, 2019

MANILA, Philippines — Thousands of devotees flocked to the Quiapo Church grounds on Wednesday to take part in the traditional Traslacion, which is the highlight of the Feast of the Black Nazarene.

The Black Nazarene image before being loaded on the “andas.” /Noy Morcoso INQUIRER.net

Some of the devotees are patiently waiting for the return of the Black Nazarene from its 6.9-km procession from the Quirino Grandstand.

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The “andas” or carriage of the Black Nazarene started its way back to the Quiapo Church at 5:08 a.m.

Replicas of the Black Nazarene image were also brought to the church.

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Photo by Darryl John Esguerra /INQUIRER.net

Meanwhile, cellphone signals, which have been jammed for security purposes, will be restored after crowds disperse, police deployed in the Quiapo grounds said.

Photo by Darryl John Esguerra /INQUIRER.net

Photo by Darryl John Esguerra /INQUIRER.net

Photo by Darryl John Esguerra /INQUIRER.net

Traslacion or the procession of the Black Nazarene is one of the most popular religious events in the country and is expected to draw aroundfive million devotees.  /muf

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