Pilgrims Escorting The Covered Image Of The Virgin . Taken During The Festival K ...
Stockphoto ID: 1587119
File name: 060528ROC172.jpg
Format: digital, 4000+ pixels longest side
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Source: photographer Based in: Spain
Description: Pilgrims escorting the covered image of the Virgin . Taken during the festival known as Rocio chico , a special pilgrimage between the town of Almonte and the village of El Rocio which takes place every seven years to commemorate a miracle of the Peninsula War or Independence War ( 1808 1814 ) time . The Virgin , totally covered to protect the image from the dust , is beared by young men while women carry her holy valuables as penitence and many men shoot their shotguns towards the sky . Almonte , province of Huelva , Andalucia , southwestern Spain , May 2006 .