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The taxi driver told me that millions will be participating. That's a big number.

One website says this: "The Black Nazarene is a more than 200-year-old statue. Some say that during the Spanish colonial period missionaries brought an icon to Manila. During the trip however, there was a fire on board and the icon, the Nazarene, caught fire. Despite its charred condition, the Nazarene was kept safe and honored from then on."

The Black Nazarene got his name from 'Jesus of Nazareth'.

Most of the imagery in the parade was, I think, copies of the icon such as this one.
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