The Feast of the Black Nazarene is one of the largest and most popular religious events in the Philippines (wiki). Every year thousands of devotees join the procession of the miraculous image of the Black Nazarene from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo Manila. Devotees join the procession for the atonement of sin, pray for a good life, and pray for a sick relative.
It took several hours for my former officemate photographer to cover the recent feast of the Black Nazarene in Manila. He had to wait for the procession to slowly move from Quirino Grandstand to Quiapo. This is not his first coverage for the same event though, but this one is the longest to finish. According to news report, the procession ended after 22 hours. Good thing he brought extra aaa rechargeable batteries for his photography equipment while shooting and got stuck somewhere in the procession. I borrowed a couple of his photographs to share here.