Devotees struggle to hold the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila

 
Devotees struggle to hold the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila
Devotees struggle to hold the Black Nazarene during a procession in Manila January 9, 2013. The Black Nazarene, a life-size wooden statue of Jesus Christ carved in Mexico and brought to the Philippines in the 17th century, is believed to have healing powers in the predominantly Roman Catholic country. It is paraded through the narrow streets of Manila's old city from dawn to midnight. Police said about 500,000 people joined the procession on Wednesday. REUTERS/Romeo Ranoco