Manila - Contradictions of a City (168/183)

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Vendors sell candles for blessings outside the Quiapo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, in the Philippines. The ritual of burning or melting colored candles is believed to be offerings in exchange for heaven's blessings or divine intervention for someone's desires. Photo: Sanjit Das
Vendors sell candles for blessings outside the Quiapo Church, also known as Minor Basilica of the Black Nazarene in Quiapo, Manila, in the Philippines. The ritual of burning or melting colored candles is believed to be offerings in exchange for heaven's blessings or divine intervention for someone's desires. Photo: Sanjit Das
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