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A man covers himself in mud during the annual Taong Putik, or "mud people," festival in Bibiclat, on Luzon island, Philippines. The festival honors St. John the Baptist, the village's patron saint, and devotees cover themselves with mud and dress in cloaks made from banana leaves and vines which symbolize the animal skins the saint wore in the Bible.  June 24, 2011.
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