Philippines 2011

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A man touches a statue of St. John the Baptist during the annual Taong Putik, or "mud people," festival in Bibiclat, on Luzon island, Philippines. During the festival, devotees cover themselves in mud, banana leaves and other vines, which symbolize the animal skins that St. John the Baptist wore in the Bible. June 24, 2011.
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