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People look at crutches next to thank you plaques for Mother Laura at... News PhotoAntioquia,Colombia,Convent,Crutch,Horizontal,Medellin - Colombia,People,ReligionPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPPeople look at crutches next to thank you plaques for Mother Laura at the convent where she lived in Medellin, Colombia on December 30, 2012. Mother Laura Montoya Upegui died on October 21, 1949, and was declared blessed by Pope John Paul II on April, 2004. On December 20, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI approved her canonization, making her the first Colombian saint, after recognizing a miracle. AFP PHOTO/Fredy AMARILES (Photo credit should read FREDY AMARILES/AFP/Getty Images)