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Christian pilgrims praying (Saigon)

Pilgrims gather to pray around the base of a statue of the Virgin Mary in front of the Saigon Cathedral. Anything or anyone that touches the base of this statue becomes holly.­ Many pilgrims had small bottles of water that they would hold against the red stone, to make holy water.­

Công Xã Paris, phường Bến Nghé, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Photos from of my 30-day trip around Vietnam in November 2005.­

You can also check these smaller selections of photos on selected subjects:

- Tribe people of Vietnam: A selection of my best photos of Tribe people from Northern Vietnam.­

- Markets of Vietnam.

- Tiết canh (raw blood soup).

- Road construction in Vietnam.

- Spaying a piglet.