Thousands of believers dressed in purple congregate to pay homage to the "Lord of the Miracles" in Lima

 
Thousands of believers dressed in purple congregate to pay homage to the "Lord of the Miracles" in Lima
Thousands of believers dressed in purple congregate to pay homage to a painting of the "Lord of Miracles," Peru's most revered Catholic religious icon, in a major procession through central Lima October 18, 2010. The procession, which draws the largest gathering of believers on the continent, can be traced to the colonial era in which an Angolan slave drew the image of a black Jesus Christ on the walls of a hut in the plantation of Pachacamila, near Lima. REUTERS/Enrique Castro-Mendivil (PERU - Tags: SOCIETY RELIGION)