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Thousands of residents of Seville and thousands of visitors are spectators.
Before the beginning of a Semana Santa procession, a member of one of
the brotherhoods stands with a wooden cross inside a church.
A penitente, repenting for their sins by carrying one or more crosses over their shoulder.
Each procession includes a group of altar boys carrying chandeliers and incense.
Nazarenos on their way to or from a procession in a narrow street.
The traditions of Semana Santa, which date back to the Middle Ages, find themselves juxtaposed against the modern world of fashion.
(Continued in the next post. All Photos © 2010 by Peter Turnley/Corbis. Please leave any comments under the third post.)
Posted on Monday, 19 April 2010 at 07:59 AM in Peter Turnley | Permalink
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