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Guatemala, Man Praying, 1950s
Guatemala, Man Praying, 1950s

Indian kneeling and praying in front of house, kneeling at shrine

Guatemala, Religious Worship Outside Cathedral, 1950s
Guatemala, Religious Worship Outside Cathedral, 1950s

Worshippers wave incense cannisters on cathedral steps, religious ritual interior cathedral (good), candles burning in darkness, ritual in darkness (poor lighting. Shining white cathedral in sunset light (good), women on road with items on head, village with no pedestrian traffic, pan up to cathedral, men taking down market and leaving, cathedral facade at sunset, pan down cathedral facade, worshippers on steps with incense burners in sunset light (good), religious ritual, cathedral in bright sunset light, time lapse as sun sets

Corpus Christi Day Celebration, Spain, 1960s
Corpus Christi Day Celebration, Spain, 1960s

Corpus Christi is a Christian observance that honors the Holy Eucharist. It is also known as the Feast of the Most Holy Body of Christ, as well as the Day of Wreaths. Bread and wine are usually offered during Communion, or Eucharist, on Corpus Christi.

Fiesta of the Romería, Spain, 1960s
Fiesta of the Romería, Spain, 1960s

A romería (Spanish) or romaria (Portuguese) is a type of yearly, short distance Roman Catholic religious pilgrimage practiced in the Iberian Peninsula and countries formerly colonized by Spain and Portugal. The term comes from romero/romeiro, meaning a person travelling to Rome[citation needed]. The travelling can be done in cars, floats, on horseback or on foot, and its destination is a sanctuary or hermitage consecrated to a religious figure honored in that day's feast. Besides attending religious services and processions, the pilgrims may also engage in social events like singing, feasting and dancing.

Pope John Paul II Visits Poland, 1980s
Pope John Paul II Visits Poland, 1980s

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Pope John Paul II Visit to Poland (Newsreel Footage). Helicopter lands. Motorcade, Pope addresses crowd (various), assorted cardinals . Close up Pope standing in motorized cart

Catholic Pilgrimage To Monastery at  Czestochowa, Poland, 1980s
Catholic Pilgrimage To Monastery at Czestochowa, Poland, 1980s

Monastery at Czestochowa (Caenstokhov/Czenstochau)(Jasna Gora Pilgrims). Exterior (various), tilt up of church tower. Black Madonna painting. Parade of people. Cardinal Wycienski walks through the crowd. Crowds gather, monastery in background. Wycienski addressing crowd (various). 1982

Afghanistan, Buddha of Bamiyan, 1970s
Afghanistan, Buddha of Bamiyan, 1970s

Tourists at feet of Buddha; Afghanistan; 1970.