Confetti is thrown as a priest holds an image of Our Lady of Aparecida during a Mass in Brazil's Basilica of the National Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida on Oct. 11. Since 1717, when three local men fished an image of Mary from the Paraiba River, Aparecida has been a pilgrimage destination. More than 7 million people now visit the basilica every year.
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