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    Todd Yates - AP
    Members of the Knight of Columbus carry a large painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe from Sacred Heart Church in Corpus Christi, Texas to the Corpus Christi Cathedral during the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 evening. Thursday marked the 482nd anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Tepyac desert near Mexico City. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Todd Yates)
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    Mark Moran - AP
    Participants dressed in colorful costume march down the street during a procession celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thursday, Dec. 12 2013, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531.(AP Photo/The Citizens' Voice, Mark Moran) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Mark Moran - AP
    Participants carry a statue of the Virgin of Guadalupe during a procession celebrating the feast day of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Thursday, Dec. 12 2013, in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531.(AP Photo/The Citizens' Voice, Mark Moran) MANDATORY CREDIT
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    Travis Heying - AP
    Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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    Julio Cortez - AP
    Father Gilberto Gutierrez, right, shakes hands with Joseph Villanueva, 2, dressed in an indigenous outfit, as his mother, Norma Villanueva, looks on during Virgin of Guadalupe's feast day celebration, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, at Our Lady of Fatima Church in Passaic, N.J. Catholics living in New Jersey pay homage to the Virgin on Dec. 12, to observe what they believe was an apparition of the Virgin seen by Juan Diego, an indigenous man, on the hill of Tepeyac in Mexico City on Dec. 12, 1531. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
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    Todd Yates - AP
    Members of the Knight of Columbus carry a large painting of Our Lady of Guadalupe from Sacred Heart Church in Corpus Christi, Texas to the Corpus Christi Cathedral during the annual Our Lady of Guadalupe procession Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013 evening. Thursday marked the 482nd anniversary of the apparitions of Our Lady of Guadalupe in the Tepyac desert near Mexico City. (AP Photo/Corpus Christi Caller-Times, Todd Yates)
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    Travis Heying - AP
    Paola Rosales dances outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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    Travis Heying - AP
    Dancers dressed in traditional Aztec costumes dance outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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    Seth Wenig - AP
    The Antorcha Guadalupana or Our Lady of Guadalupe Torch is carried to it's final destination at St. Patrick's Cathedral in New York, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The annual relay race that brings the torch from Mexico to New York is run to draw attention to immigrant families divided by the border. The Mexican community is asking that the Virgin's feast day, Dec. 12, be made a religious holiday for Mexicans in the city. The proposal will be introduced as a bill next year in the City Council, organizers of the event said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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    Rodrigo Abd - AP
    In this Dec. 8, 2013 photo, residents wait for the arrival of a procession that celebrates Paraguay’s patroness, “Our Lady of Caacupe” commonly called the “Blue Virgin” in a slum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Thousands of Paraguayan immigrants living along the polluted Riochuelo river in Argentina’s capital celebrate their “Blue Virgin” every year with a grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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    Seth Wenig - AP
    Costumed dancers participate in the final leg of the Carrera Antorcha Guadalupana or Our Lady of Guadalupe Torch Run, in New York, Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013. The annual relay race that brings the torch from Mexico to New York is run to draw attention to immigrant families divided by the border. The Mexican community is asking that the Virgin's feast day, Dec. 12, be made a religious holiday for Mexicans in the city. The proposal will be introduced as a bill next year in the City Council, organizers of the event said. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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    Rodrigo Abd - AP
    In this Dec. 8, 2013 photo, Padre Toto de Vedia blesses residents with holy water using an olive branch during a procession celebrating Paraguay’s patroness, “Our Lady of Caacupe,” commonly called the “Blue Virgin” in a slum of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Padre Toto, one of many “slum priests” Pope Francis has long supported, led thousands in this year’s grueling but joyful 10-hour procession that winds through every corner of their slum. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
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    Travis Heying - AP
    Brenda Soto dresses in a traditional Aztec costume while dancing outside of Our Lady of Perpetual Help church in Wichita, Kan. on Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013, as part of the Our Lady of Guadalupe celebration. The holiday celebrates the Virgin Mary who's said to have appeared before Mexican farmer Juan Diego near Mexico City in 1531. (AP Photo/The Wichita Eagle, Travis Heying) LOCAL TV OUT; MAGS OUT; LOCAL RADIO OUT; LOCAL INTERNET OUT
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