People light candles at the Basilica of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Reverence for the figure of the Virgin

 

              People light candles at the Basilica of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil
People light candles at the Basilica of the Virgin of Aparecida, Brazil's patron saint, in the town of Aparecida, Brazil, Tuesday, July 23, 2013. Reverence for the figure of the Virgin Mary, known as Marian devotion, runs particularly deep in Latin America. The Virgin of Guadalupe, another dark-complexioned Mary, is the patron saint of Mexico, and the Virgin of Charity of Cobre, who’s often associated with Aparecida, is widely revered in Communist Cuba. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)