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Disciples on the Move's ocean baptisms

Disciples on the Move, an evangelical Christian organization made up of Los Angeles churches, brings hundreds of homeless people to Venice Beach for an annual charity event. The group provides food, clothing, music and prayer for attendees, and some choose to be baptized. Bishop Willie Pickens, who helped introduce ocean baptisms at the event 11 years ago, discusses the importance of the ceremony. (Robert Gourley /Los Angeles Times)
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