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The celebration of animal blessing draw humans alike during the 29th... News PhotoAnimal,Blessing,Celebration,Cultures,Human Interest,Kangaroo,New York City,People,Religion,St. Francis of Assisi,USA,VerticalPhotographer Collection: Anadolu Agency 2013 Anadolu AgencyNEW YORK, USA - OCTOBER 6: The celebration of animal blessing draw humans alike during the 29th Annual Blessing of the Animals at 121 years old St. John Cathedral the Devine on October 6, 2013 on Amsterdam Ave, in New York, USA. Each year the Blessing of the Animals held at the Cathedral of St. John the Devine draws crowds of animal lovers and owners looking to get a glimpse of the animals being blessed. Animals that have participated in this year include camel, alpacas, donkeys, kangaroos, turtles, small horses, yak, lama, geese, snakes, dogs, parrots, and many other kinds of animals. Devotees bring their pets to the churches to have them blessed in honor of St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals. (Photo by Cem Ozdel/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images)