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Barefoot hordes in spectacular Philippine Catholic parade

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Millions of barefoot devotees packed the Philippine capital's streets Thursday for one of the world's biggest Catholic parades, honouring an ancient statue of Jesus Christ they believe has miraculous powers. 

Sea of devotees clamber over one another to touch the Black Nazarene statue during the annual religious procession in Manila on January 9, 2014

Chanting "Viva, Viva Senor Nazareno! (Long Live Mister Nazarene)", frenzied pilgrims climbed over one another in the suffocating heat to touch the Black Nazarene during the ebony-hued wooden statue's slow procession.

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