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LOOK: Black Nazarene devotees flock to Quiapo Church

/ 11:30 AM January 09, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — As the annual procession for the Feast of the Black Nazarene kicked off at the Quirino Grandstand before dawn on Thursday, thousands of devotees also flock to Quiapo Church to hear hourly masses.

Here is a peek of the situation in the vicinity of the Quiapo Church on Thursday morning.

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Devotees of the Black Nazarene raise their hands in the air during the holding of the hourly Holy Mass at the Quiapo Church. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Thousands of devotees gather in front of  the Quiapo Church in Manila to hear the hourly mass for the celebration of the Feast of the Black Nazarene on Thursday, January 9, 2020. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Thousands of devotees flock along Quezon Boulevard on Thursday morning during the holding of the Holy Mass at Quiapo Church. (Photo by Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

A child devotee hands out towels he wiped onto a replica of the image of the Black Nazarene. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Small replicas of the Black Nazarene are being sold in front of Quiapo Church. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

A woman sells sampaguita as devotees joining the Feast of the Black Nazarene walk past in Quiapo. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Ambulances are set up near the Quiapo Church. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Policemen sit atop a police mobile to monitor the situation along a portion of Quezon Boulevard. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Police officers are stationed near the Plaza Miranda Police Community Precinct to secure attendees of the Holy Mass. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

First aid volunteers deliver first aid to a woman who collapsed in the middle of a crowd along Quezon Boulevard. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

Devotees in front of the Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene. (Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

A devotee of the Black Nazarene raises his hands to the air as the Holy Mass for the feast was ongoing at the Quiapo Church. (Photo by Cathrine Gonzales/INQUIRER.net)

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