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LOOK: Black Nazarene devotees continue to swell in Quiapo

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 12:57 PM January 09, 2018

Black Nazarene devotees wave their hands as the Quiapo Church’s icon is being wheeled out of the church premises for the traditional Traslacion 2018 in Manila. INQUIRER.net / Faye Orellana

About 350,000 devotees have flocked to Quiapo Church in Manila to wait for the return of the icon of the Black Nazarene from the Traslacion procession, the Plaza Miranda Police said on Tuesday.

Men wearing black Nazarene-themed shirts wipe the face of the Black Nazarene icon in this covered carriage that follows the original Traslacion procession. INQUIRER.net / Faye Orellana

The carriage of the Black Nazarene had left the Quirino Grandstand around 5 a.m. and successfully traversed Jones Bridge in Binondo Manila at 12:02 p.m.

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Church officials expressed hope last Jan. 3 to finish the whole procession in just a span of 12 hours. /jpv

Devotees of the Black Nazarene seek shade under their umbrellas as they attend the morning Mass in Quiapo Church. INQUIRER.net / Faye Orellana

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