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IN PHOTOS: Traslacion 2020

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jan 10 2020 03:04 AM | Updated as of Jan 10 2020 01:41 PM

The procession of the Black Nazarene is an annual important event in the Philippines not only because it attracts the largest number of participants but also it starts off a series of religious events in the largely Catholic nation.

The sight of millions of devotees clambering to get a touch of the statue of the Black Nazarene makes the Traslacion a live spectacle of religious fervor, and the chance to capture this in pictures makes this event almost a necessary ritual for Filipino photographers annually.

This year's event was no exemption. These are the highlights of Traslacion 2020 in images.

Devotees crowd Quirino Grandstand for the annual Traslacion of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2020.Jire Carreon, ABS-CBN News

Cardinal Luis Tagle leads the mass at the Quirino Grandstand before the Traslacion begins.Angie de Silva, ABS-CBN News

The image of the Black Nazarene makes its way as the annual Traslacion begins at the Quirino Grandstand on January 9, 2020.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Devotees sit on top of a tractor as they watch the Black Nazarane to pass while policemen stand by during the Traslacion.Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News

Black Nazarene devotees fill Finance Road in Manila as they try to climb the carriage carrying the image during the procession.Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News

Black Nazarene devotees try to climb the carriage carrying the image as it passes along Finance Road.Alec Corpuz, ABS-CBN News

Devotees wait for the image of the Black Nazarene during the annual Traslacion from Quirino Grandstand to the Quiapo Church on Thursday.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

A child stands atop a replica of the Black Nazarene as he waits for the image to pass by.Jonathan Celona, ABS-CBN News

Devotees ignore a sign warning of possible injury as they climb the truss of the Ayala Bridge for a better vantage point.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Devotees struggle to get hold of the rope during the Traslacion.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

An injured devotee is carried out of the crowd. Injuries are common during the Traslacion due to the sheer number of participants.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The image of the Black Nazarene crosses the Ayala Bridge for the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Snipers look over the procession as they stay on top of the Don Mariano Building at the corner of General Solano St. and Pascual Casal St. in Manila.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The image of the Black Nazarene passes the corner of Palanca St. and Pascual Casal St. during the annual Traslacion procession in Manila on January 9, 2020.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Onlookers on rooftops watch and film the passing of the image of the Black Nazarene in Palanca St.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

The image of the Black Nazarene passes through Arlegui St.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

People watch as a devotee who passed out is carried by rescuers.George Calvelo, ABS-CBN News

Injured devotees are carried to a nearby first aid station along Quezon Blvd during the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Jojo Riñoza, ABS-CBN News

City public service personnel clean up the trash left behind by some of the devotees along Nepomuceno St.Jonathan Cellona, ABS-CBN News

Cops stand on the bed of police pick-up truck that was damaged when devotees used it to get a better vantage point.Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Devotees flock to Manila for the annual Traslacion.Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Devotees flock to Manila for the annual Traslacion.Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Spectators shower water to barefooted devotees along Arlegui St. in Quiapo during the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

Spectators shower water to barefooted devotees along Arlegue St. in Quiapo during the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Larry Monserate Piojo, ABS-CBN News

The image of Nuestra Señora del Carmen de San Sebastian watches from the San Sebastian Church for the "Dungaw" during the Traslacion of the image of the Black Nazarene on January 9, 2020.Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Black Nazarene faithful raise their hands as the image reaches Plaza del Carmen for the “Dungaw.”Vincent Go, ABS-CBN News

Devotees chant as the image of the Black Nazarene makes its way along Arlegui Street corner Quezon Boulevard on January 9, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Devotees take photos as the image of the Black Nazarene makes its way during the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Mark Demayo, ABS-CBN News

Devotees scuffle with police officers as the image of the Black Nazarene arrives in Plaza Miranda in Quiapo, Manila on January 9, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Thousands of spectator crowd Plaza Miranda as the image of the Black Nazarene makes its way back to the Quiapo Church 16 hours after it started from the Quirino Grandstand on January 9, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

The image of the Black Nazarene arrives at the Quiapo Church 16 hours after it started from the Quirino Grandstand on January 9, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

A devotee holds a letter damaged from a display outside the Quiapo Church as the image of the Black Nazarene arrives in Quiapo Church for the annual Traslacion on January 8, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News

Devotees leave Plaza Miranda after the annual Traslacion on January 9, 2020.Gigie Cruz, ABS-CBN News