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Images of the Virgin of Guadalupe

Boyle Heights

Francisco Varga, 18, prays at makeshift shrine of the Virgin of Guadalupe at Mission Dolores in Boyle Heights, where parishioners gathered for pre-Christmas novenas calling for hope, peace and prosperity in their troubled community.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
West New York

A knot in a tree that people say looks like Our Lady of Guadalupe is seen on July 24, 2012, on Bergenline Avenue in West New York, N.J. Fervent Catholics in this crime-ridden town are flocking to what they say is the miraculous apparition of the Virgin Mary’s image in a tree trunk.

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Long Beach

Tara Miko Grayless, 28, of Long Beach, the sales and marketing director of Virgins Saints & Angels, shows off her Virgin of Guadalupe belt buckle and sterling silver ring at her Long Beach home in 2004. The Virgin of Guadalupe has become a commercial icon.

 (Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)
Mexico City

A man shows his tattoo in front of the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in 2009.

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Mexico City

Thousands of pilgrims from throughout Mexico march to the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City to celebrate with the 478th anniversary of the appearance of Virgin of Guadalupe at Tepeyac Hill.

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Los Angeles

Roman Catholic faithful of Central Amerivcan descent gather at La Placita Church in Los Angeles in 2014 to celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe, considered by many to be the patroness of the Americas.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

Rosa Manriquez kisses Matteo Arvizu, her 3-year-old grandson, in front of the Virgin’s Seed mural by artist Paul Botello across the street from Our Lady of Guadalupe Church in East Los Angeles.

 (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
Los Angeles

A 10-foot-tall mosaic of the Virgin of Guadalupe, created by artist Lalo Garcia, awaits installation on the north wall of Our Lady of Angels Cathedral overlooking the 101 Freeway in downtown Los Angeles in 2002.

 (Luis Sinco / Los Angeles Times)
Mexico City

An image of the Virgin hangs on a truck outside the Basilica of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City in 2014.

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