Even statue masked at Mexican prayers against swine flu

April 28, 2009

Even the statue of Saint Jude, the patron said of desperate cases and lost causes, wore a mask at a service in Mexico City on Tuesday by Roman Catholics praying for help against the swine flu outbreak. Thanks to photographers Jorge Dan and Daniel Aguilar for these images:

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A parishioner wears a surgical mask as he carries a statue of Saint Jude, who he protected with a mask as well, during a pilgrimage outside the San Hipolito church in Mexico City on April 28, 2009/Jorge Dan

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Followers of Saint Jude pray outside church in Mexico City on April 28, 2009/Daniel Aguilar

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