Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Costa Rican devotion to La Negrita

Rosa Maria Bustos cries as she completes her pilgrimage to honor the patron saint of Costa Rica in the Basilica of Los Angeles in Cartago, Costa Rica, 22 kilometers south of the capital of San Jose, Tuesday, August 1 , 2006. Bustos walked 350 kilometers over 8 days from San Vito de Coto Brus in southern Costa Rica to pray to the Virgin of Los Angeles, known locally as "La Negrita". More than a million Catholic faithful are expected to make the pilgramage. During the celebration of the apparition of the Virgin, Costa Ricans from all over the country walk to the basilica in the annual pilgrimage, which is a 405-year-old tradition. (AP Photo by Kent Gilbert)

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