• Short Summary

    In Manila on Wednesday (9 January), thousands of people crowded the Philippine capital's streets for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene.

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    GV & MV crowd around Black Nazarene statue (2 shots)
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    SCU People on statue
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    MVs People pulling statue (2 shots)
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    GTV People pulling statue
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    CU Old woman
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    MV People on statue
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    CU Woman holding rosary beads
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    GTV People around statue
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    GV Cross lit at night
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    LV People holding candles at night (2 shots)
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    GV People holding candles at night (2 shots)
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    LV People walking with candles at night
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    GV Another statue passing
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    GV Quiapo church
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    CU, MV and GV Black Nazarene being carried into church
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    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Manila on Wednesday (9 January), thousands of people crowded the Philippine capital's streets for the annual procession of the Black Nazarene.

    Every year, the Black Nazarene -- a statue depicting a black Christ carrying a cross -- is led in procession through the city's streets. Filipino Catholics believe the statue has miraculous powers and anyone demonstrating devotion to it during the festival will enjoy favourable luck for the rest of the year.

    For the young men in particular, the statue holds a special fascination. It represents health and virility.

    The method of transportation is also said to hold magical powers. According to the devout Filipino Catholics, the ropes used to pull the statue are said to give off blessings to anyone who touches it.

    The day-long festival ends every year in the Plaza Miranda, when the statues is taken into the Quiapo Church. Once the Black Nazarene is inside, Mass is celebrated.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA91HTSI9LDWTQ11AL47WBD8IWD
    Media URN:
    VLVA91HTSI9LDWTQ11AL47WBD8IWD
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    12/01/1974
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:03:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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