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May 13, 2013
Annual Pilgrimage to Fatima's Sanctuary

Every year on May 12 and 13, thousands of Catholic faithfuls pilgrimage to Fatima's Sanctuary where it is believed the Virgin Mary was witnessed by three shepherd children, Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco, on May 13, 1917.

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An old woman cries during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A worshiper holding a rosary walks on her knees to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A worshiper holding a rosary walks on her knees to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A woman, carrying a rosary and a candle, rests on the ground while walking on her belly to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Worshipers walk on their knees to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A woman receives communion during Mass at the Fatima Sanctuary, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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An elderly woman prays during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A man holds a statue of Our Lady of Fatima during a candle light vigil with others faithfuls at the Fatima Sanctuary, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Worshipers pay their respects by burning candles at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Faithfuls hold candles during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A statue of Our Lady of Fatima is carried during a candle light vigil at the Fatima Sanctuary in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Faithfuls gather at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine for a candle light vigil, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Faithfuls gather at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine for a candle light vigil, in Fatima, center Portugal, Sunday, May 12, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Hundreds of thousands of the faithful gather for a mass at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A photograph of the Pope Francis is seen at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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An elderly woman prays during a mass at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A woman, carrying wax figures, walks on her knee to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A woman walks on her knee to the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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Faithful throw flowers to the statue of the Our Lady of Fatima as it is carried during a mass, at the Fatima Sanctuary, in Fatima, central Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco
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A group of faithful women shelter from the sun with umbrellas before a mass at the Our Lady of Fatima shrine in Fatima, centtal Portugal, Monday, May 13, 2013. AP / Francisco Seco

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