Manila celebrates Santo Nino festival

Revelers in the capital of the Philippines have celebrated the festival of Santo Nino, parading through Manila’s working class district of Tondo and holding up representations of the child Jesus. The annual Catholic celebration kicks off a month-long festival across the country.
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People hold up various representations of the child Jesus as they are sprinkled with holy water during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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People hold up various representations of the child Jesus as they are sprinkled with holy water during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Various representations of the child Jesus are paraded in the streets during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Various representations of the child Jesus are paraded in the streets during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Various representations of the child Jesus are paraded in the streets during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Filipino Catholics hold various religious images during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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People hold up various representations of the child Jesus as they are sprinkled with holy water during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Various representations of the child Jesus are paraded in the streets during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)
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Various representations of the child Jesus are paraded in the streets during the feast of the Santo Nino in the working class district of Tondo on January 19, 2013 in Manila, Philippines. The annual Catholic celebration signals the start of festivities in various parts of the Catholic majority Philippines. (Getty Images)