European Best Pictures Of The Day - January 9, 2013


Thousands of Black Nazarene devotees try to climb on the carriage... News PhotoBanquet,Bestof,Bestpix,Carrying,Climbing,Crucifix,Cultures,Horizontal,Human Interest,Manila - Philippines,Parade,Philippines,Pilgrim,Religion,Spirituality,Topics,TopixPhotographer Collection: Getty Images News 2013 Dondi TawataoMANILA, PHILIPPINES - JANUARY 09: Thousands of Black Nazarene devotees try to climb on the carriage carrying the Black Nazarene during the procession of the 406th feast of The Black Nazarene on January 9, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. Devotees march barefoot as a sign of sacrifice during the procession as the Black Nazarene is carried in turn through Manila's thouroughfares. The dark wood sculpture of Jesus was brought to the Philippines in the 1600s by Spanish missionaries from Mexico to the philippines and is revered by Catholic devotees who claim the statue possess miraculous powers. Security authorities monitoring the day long procession estimated the crowd at around 2 million people at its peak. (Photo by Dondi Tawatao/Getty Images)