Pilgrimage to the Virgin of Guadalupe

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Sunday December 3rd, 2006,  Mexico City, Mexico.. As December 12th approaches, hundreds of thousands of devotees flock to the Cathedral of the Virgin of Guadalupe on the hill of Tepeyac near Mexico City, to commemorate her first appearance in the 16th century. People come from all over Mexico to pay their respects to the Virgin, the most popular religious icon of Mexico, walking, riding bicycles and driving for days to reach the cathedral. . Vendors sell images of visitors taken with biblical scenes as background.<br />