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June 25th, 2010
09:08 AM ET

Photo spotlight: 'Mud people festival'

Catholic devotees in Aliaga, Philippines listen to Mass while covered in mud and leaves during the Taong Putik Festival or "Mud People Festival," on Friday, June 24. They cover themselves in mud, banana leaves, twigs and vines to emulate John the Baptist's disguised appearance when he baptized Jesus Christ, according to the Bible.

- CNN.com Senior Producer

Filed under: Catholic Church • Culture & Science • Traditions

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  1. WOO!!

    Mud people festival, where they cover themselves in mud and twigs and stuff. Sounds like a country that looks like that every day.

    June 25, 2010 at 9:39 am |
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